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May 3, 2011

Day 16 of the 30 day challenge is to give my opinion on mainstream music. I am not really sure what to say here…um…I like it. haha! I know some people say that modern music isn’t like the classics but I think any creative talent deserved to be celebrated. I mean have you ever tried to rap? That is talent. I think sometimes modern-day artists rely too heavily on synthesizing their voice (not sure how to explain that but think Brittney Spears) but they can still sing a hell of a lot better than me. I am not a big fan of using profanity when singing but I control what I listen to so if I don’t like it;  I don’t listen. I think it is important to police the music you let your children listen to especially at young and impressionable ages. I think music can be a powerful form of expression and who am I to say what is and what is not good. You know? What one person thinks is horrible one person might find powerful and life changing. That’s what makes the world go round.

Speaking of modern-day music…has anyone seen The Voice? Holy cow…that show is awesome! Keith and I saw the premiere last week and were instantly hooked!! And Javier Colon is amazing…like “I want him to sing me to sleep every night” amazing. Check it out…it comes on tonight after The Biggest Loser on NBC.

Okay switching gears really quickly here but I need to share a recipe with you. Speaking of life changing…this recipe is balls to the wall awesome! I was craving hummus this weekend but I was happily lazing in PJ’s and did not want to go buy any so I figured why not make it. I didn’t have any chickpeas but I did have chickpea flour and the powers of google (seriously how did people live without the internet before??) I found a hummus recipe on Bob Red Mill’s website. Score!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus  adapted from Bob Red Mill’s recipe

3/4 cup Garbanzo bean flour

2 1/2 cups water

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup chicken broth (can use vegetable but I only had chicken broth on hand)

1 tsp cumin

salt and pepper, to taste

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 jar roasted red peppers (packed in water)

Bring water to a boil over medium heat. Whisk the garbanzo bean flour into boiling water. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly. Turn heat down to medium low and continue cooking 5 minutes. Let cool.

In the bowl of the food processor, puree the garbanzo mixture, roasted red pepper, garlic, broth, tahini and lemon juice until smooth. Then add cumin, salt, pepper and slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube of the processor.

Cover and let sit at least one hour at room temperature. Mixture will seem runny but it will thicken to a perfect consistency…don’t freak out. Store in the refrigerator and go to town! haha…we’re on our second batch in less than a week! haha!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2011 7:02 am

    Great recipe, I love slipping a little cumin in hummus. And the red pepper, yum!

  2. May 3, 2011 7:23 am

    I watched the first episode of The Voice. I thought it would be pretty corny, but it was actually ok! Probably won’t seek it out to watch it, but wouldn’t have issues stumbling across it and staying on the channel. :)

  3. May 3, 2011 8:18 am

    Roasted red pepper hummus is my fav! It makes me swoon ;)

  4. May 3, 2011 8:26 am

    Rapping well is talent. Rappers that have clever rhymes, are quick and clear and the best. then there are some rappers that you wonder how they ever became famous. Notorious B.I.G.? Could anyone understand what that guy mumbled?

  5. May 3, 2011 8:28 am

    Rapping well is talent. Rappers that have clever rhymes, are quick and clear and the best. then there are some rappers that you wonder how they ever became famous. Notorious B.I.G.? Could anyone understand what that guy mumbled??

  6. May 3, 2011 8:32 am

    The hummus looks delicious!

    I haven’t watched The Voice but I hope to watch it tonight!

  7. May 3, 2011 9:21 am

    I have no musical talent at all (my parents are still bitter about the 8 years of piano lessons they paid for) so I definitely agree that it deserves to be celebrated. I may not necessarily understand some of the music out there, but I can promise you I wouldnt be able to do it. :)

    • May 3, 2011 9:24 am

      Ha! I took piano lessons too and don’t really have much to show for it. I didn’t appreciate it at the time but now I wish I played.

  8. May 3, 2011 9:43 am

    That looks SO good!
    I definitely agree with you that many artists now have voices that are electronified (is that even a word!?). Now, I have the worst (seriously) voice in the world, but still..if you are going to make money singing, please be able to sing. Haha! :-)

  9. May 3, 2011 10:49 am

    I have a bag of garb flour and I saw that recipe on the bag and wondered about it. I may have to try it out when my current HUGE TUB of hummus is gone. You know, in like a day. :)

  10. May 3, 2011 5:20 pm

    I love roasted red pepper hummus. Or any red pepper hummus (I could eat a tub of Trader Joe’s red pepper hummus). I need to try this. If only I had roasted red peppers on hand! I have everything else.

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