healthy living

New Year’s fiber fix: hummus

Hummus Who’s coming to dinner? This hummus recipe satisfies every generation. 1 cup cooked chickpeas 3 cloves garlic, crushed juice of 1/2 lemon 2 tablespoons tahina (sesame) 1/2 teaspoon salt olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped paprika Reserve 1/4 cup of liquid from boiled chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Mix crushed garlic, lemon juice, tahina and …

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Nibble on these crumbs

Guess who’s listening?  This time, it was me.  Overheard at the youth league baseball park (where I’m earning a VIP pass in the bleacher seats), a couple of parents–undoubtedly the primary food managers for their families–moaned over struggles to keep the pantry stocked with worthy food. When I heard that they were running to the store every day for …

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Lookin’ for love . . . love in a lunch box

Food shopping is not a spectator sport. It’s a challenge to keep the love flowing around the table when we need to practice defensive grocery shopping. But shoppers at my Southwest Austin neighborhood grocery added a little love to their carts yesterday.  We were five-deep waiting our turn to select fresh produce.  The line looked like love on its way …

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