… this recipe is one reason
Pumpkin Pie Hummus Recipe
As per request I am going to post my recipe for pumpkin pie hummus. I am really bad at measuring things out when I cook or whip things up in a blender or processor. Basically, I don’t measure out at all. So I will give you guys measurements based on a typical hummus recipe. I should measure things out though so I can share them with you all without worrying that I’m giving you a bad recipe.
14 oz. cooked chickpeas (1 can)
About 3/4 the amount of the chickpeas of pureed pumpkin (10.5 oz)
2 tsp molasses
2 tbl lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Pumpkin pie spice + cinnamon to taste
Sweetener to taste (you can use maple syrup, sugar, brown sugar, stevia… what have you)
1. Put all the ingredients in the food processor except for the almond oil. I like to blend the chickpeas first though so that it comes out with a much smoother consistency.
2. Once everything is blended in smoothly, you add in the almond oil little by little till you’ve reached the consistency you like. If you decide not to add the almond oil it will come out much drier and not as full of flavor. So I do recommend not ousting the oil.
*If you don’t have almond oil, you can use safflower oil or some other oil that won’t take away from the dessert flavor of this recipe. I don’t recommend using olive oil as a replacement because it will be unpleasantly noticeable.
Lastly, feel free to alter measurements. If something doesn’t seem right.. like too much or too little – go with your instincts. This is what I do when I cook which is why I don’t measure things out. If anyone does try this, please let me know how it goes and let me know if there were any changes you made. Enjoy!
Finally! I’ve been so eager to share this with you guys. On Januar 3, 2010 me and my best friend got married! It wasn’t legal but we had a small, quiet ceremony in the comfort of my living room floor. It almost felt like an indoor picnic with pillows and blankets sprawled out on the floor.
My best friend has been there for me and stuck with me through the ups and downs. There was a time in my life when my close group of friends turned their backs on me and spread rumors around. It seemed like all of a sudden I was left standing alone. But there was a girl in my art class that I always thought was cool but we never hung out outside of school. Then one day I asked her if she wanted to hang out at a coffeeshop with me. This girl was Pilar. Pilar ignored the rumors and helped me through a time when I felt rejected and outcasted. She helped me ward off the meanies that said hurtful things and reminded me that I can rise above the stress. I never had so much fun with someone in my life and we had lots of adventures. Sometimes she’d sleepover for a few days and it was so much fun because I never had a sister and this was what I imagined it to be like. Yes, sleepovers on a school night! I remember the last day of 10th grade we walked home in the heat and proceeded to have a fashion photoshoot in an abandoned plant nursery. We did a lot of dressing up, made mix cd’s, and being each other’s shoulders to cry on if we needed it. Now that we’re older and don’t see each other that often we still remain best friends. Although for a time we both got caught up in our separate lives. This ceremony helped us recognize our friendship even more. I don’t believe soulmates are limited to people we fall in love with. They can be anybody in your life that you just have this unexplainable connection with. I feel completely at ease just being my goofy self around her. I wish I saw her more often because she really is a special person. Even if we weren’t friends I would admire her for who she is and what she’s done. This lady should write a book and if you know her, then consider yourself blessed. And I am lucky enough to call her my best friend!