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ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT cooking is occasionally you think you are out of food, then you discover if you just throw a few things together you can make something delicious.  That’s what happened to me today.   I had a can of chickpeas, so I did an online search for recipes and found Fusion Hummus at allrecipes.com.  Since I only had one can of chickpeas on hand, I exactly halved the recipe.  I also used dried rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon crushed, instead of the fresh.   After putting all the ingredients into my blender, I shook a few dashes of salt and pepper on top, and blended.  A few pieces of whole grain flatbread made for a very delicious lunch.

I think the tanginess of this hummus makes it a perfect side dish for a cookout or picnic.   It will be perfect alongside potato salads, pasta salads or other Memorial Day type foods.   Serve with chips, crackers, or breads.

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Health food market in Norman, OklahomaI ran out to Native Roots Market, our fantastic local health food market, for some locally made bread.  They had a loaf called “Wholly Granola” and holy, holy, holy . . . this stuff is amazing!   It’s a very dense bread made with multiple whole grains, including untreated wheat, barley, millet, rice, oats, guinoa, and then the yummy stuff — pecans, walnuts, raisins, raw honey.   MMMmmm-mmmm.

Since I’m not going to eat much bread, I’ve divided the loaf into individual freezer bags, 4 slices per bag, with 16 slices total for the freezer, and I’ve kept 4 more slices out for this week.  I had two little “heel” slices with my breakfast this morning, just plain and untoasted and with no butter or topping.    You can see in the pics how delish this bread looks, and it tastes just like you would imagine, with the surprise of a raisin ever so often, maybe 2 per slice.  Healthy Whole Grain Bread from Native Roots Markethealthy whole grain breadHealthy whole grain bread

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