4 Quick & Easy Hummus Dips

If you like hummus, but would like to jazz it up a bit, try these easy recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Bean Hummus

1 cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)

1 cup black beans

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon anise (this herb is known to prevent gas and bloating)

pinch of salt & pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.

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Avocado Hummus

1 cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)

1 avocado

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

pinch of salt

pinch of paprika

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.

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Sweet Red Pepper Hummus

1 cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)

3 sweet red peppers, roasted (can be store-bought)

2 tablespoons olive oil

pinch of salt & pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.

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Olive Hummus

1 cup hummus (homemade or store-bought)

1 cup sliced Kalamata olives

2 tablespoons olive oil

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.

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These simple hummus dips can be served with crackers, veggies, pita wedges, tortilla chips, and much more.

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Enjoy!

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Deluxe Turkey Stuffing

Want to jazz up your stuffed turkey recipe this year?

Try something new. This meat lovers stuffing is packed with flavour!

Ingredients

½ lbs lean ground beef

½ lbs ground pork

1 garlic clove minced

1 large onion diced

½ cup pine nuts

1 cup uncooked rice

2 medium potatoes diced (¼ inch)

2 tbsp chopped parsley

½ tsp allspice

¼ tsp paprika

¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 package Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix for turkey

3 cups hot water

2 tbsp butter or margarine

Instructions

Brown meat, onions and garlic in a skillet

Stir in pine nuts, rice, potatoes, parsley and spices

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Cook for 2 minutes

Remove from heat

In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix, water and butter

Stir in meat mixture

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Stuff turkey lightly

Bake turkey according to instructions on poultry wrapper

or…

Make this recipe a side dish

Place stuffing in a casserole dish

Cover with tin foil

Bake at 350°F for 30 min

Enjoy!

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Autumn Kale & Sausage Stew

by Regina Cozzi

 

This nutritious slow cooker recipe is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup water

6 mild Italian sausages

8 medium potatoes

1 can of diced tomatoes

5 kale leaves

1 package Knorr® homestyle chicken stock

1 tsp caraway seeds

Ground pepper

 

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Instructions:

Cut sausages into 2 inch pieces.

Cut potatoes into quarters.

Cut kale into 4 inch pieces.

Add sausages, potatoes, water and oil in slow cooker.

Add stock, kale and tomatoes.

Top with pepper and caraway seeds.

 

The caraway seeds give this dish a distinct aroma!

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Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Check out the video below for a quick demonstration.

Enjoy!

 

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Quick and Easy Chickpea Soup

 

 

This nutritious soup is a great source of fibre and iron.

Ready in 15 min, prep. included.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1/2 chopped onion

2 tbsp olive oil

1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed

2 cups water

1 package Knorr® homestyle chicken stock

grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

 

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Instructions:

Heat oil in 3qt pot

Add chopped onions, cook until translucent

Add chickpeas

Add water and chicken stock

Bring to a boil

Let simmer for 10 minutes

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese

Serve with buttered biscuits

Enjoy!

 

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Tip:

If time is an issue (e.g. getting ready to leave for hockey practice), add a couple of ice cubes in your child’s bowl to cool it down quicker.

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