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I am still recovering from four intense and wonderful days walking around and talking to phenomenal people, tasting delicious and healthy food and drinks, educating myself listening to lectures, and learning about revolutionary new natural products.

I have so much to share with you all! Are you ready?

I will be sharing the latest and newest trends in the Natural Foods Industry,  a lecture with Mark Bittman, and products that the world might to yet be ready for!

If you want to learn all about green home cleaning products, organic and vegan cosmetics and supplements, and healthy Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free food products stay tuned because I will be writing tons of posts about my experience at Expo West.

Did I mention I have bags and bags of amazing natural products samples to test and share, so keep your eye out for products reviews and giveaways.

Have a great and restful night and come back tomorrow for more.

Beet Hummus Dip

31 Jan BEET dip

This is one of my favorite Dips, and it is always a crowd-pleaser. Another great addition to your healthy yet delicious Super Bowl Appetizers. It is the perfect Dip for Crudites, or whatever your heart desires (awesome as a sandwich spread, too).

3 large garlic cloves, peeled*

2 cups cooked Garbanzo Beans, (or 1 15.5 oz can, drained)

1/3 cup Tahini (sesame seeds paste)

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup roasted Beet Roots (or pickled Beets)

1 tbsp Unfiltered Cold Pressed Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Method

1) Using a Vegetable Scrub, scrub the outside layer of the Beet Roots to remove the brownish, tick part. Don’t peel it, specially if you are using organic Beets, a lot of the nutrients are in the peel. Pat dry, cut into same size pieces so they roast evenly ( about 4 pieces per Beet). Place them in a sheet pan lined with parchment, sprinkle salt, pepper, and rub olive oil on them. Place at pre heated oven at 375F for about 45 minutes. Let Beets cool until they are warm.

2) In a Food Processor, add the Beets, Garlic, Garbanzo Beans, Tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse, scraping the bowl until it becomes a smooth paste.

3) Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for about a week. Can be made one day ahead, in fact the flavors will marry and it will taste better if made the day before.

* Garlic can be roasted unpeeled together with the Beets for a more subtle garlic flavor. If you don’t mind a strong garlicky flavor, go ahead and add it peeled and raw to the food processor

BEET dip

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