Herbs & Greens Hummus


To understand the madness behind this hummus you have to understand the ups and downs of my week. Bare with me, it’s story time.

My favorite persian dish is Koo Koo Sabzi, particularly my moms Koo Koo Sabzi. It’s basically an herb frittata with walnuts and currants and usually served with a yogurt sauce. So after weeks of planning, I was finally going to veganize this delicious dish. Instead of eggs I was going to use chickpea flour, just as I have in my vegan omelettes before. It was going to be perfect and I was officially going to be vegan because if I could make vegan Koo Koo Sabzi I could make vegan anything! Well it didn’t quite work out that way. It was basically a complete disaster…

So in honor of the fallen vegan Koo Koo Sabzi, I made this green herby hummus with a bunch of my leftover Koo Koo Sabzi ingredients + anything else that was green in my fridge, because hummus never fails and I was in desperate need of a win. Which is exactly what this was. A big win!

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Cauliflower Chikka Masala

I almost didn’t share this perfect recipe because I thought it was simply too easy. I mean most of the flavor came right out a jar, I added a few veggies, some beans, boiled water to make rice and BOOM gourmet, Indian comfort food in my home in less than 20 minutes. Then I realized something, the simplicity of this recipe is the beauty of it and it MUST be shared.
I also wanted to have a chance to promote the AMAZING Trader Joe’s, yet again, for making all natural delicious products we can be proud of – even if they come from a jar. The star of the show here was the Masala Simmer sauce from Trader Joe’s. Most of the time when we purchase any sauce or anything in a jar we cant even pronounce the ingredients. I mean, you need preservatives to preserve whatever you bottled and to be able to shelf it for a long time, right? WRONG!

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