Wednesday, May 26, 2010
When will it stop? Also gf cupcakes and more...
There are so many books, cookbooks and info out there to help with making the change to that of a plant based and compassionate diet. If you truly want to stop this kind of abuse you will stop buying animal products. It's that simple.
2 to 3 whole roasted red bell peppers (fresh or from a jar)
2/3 cup bread crumbs (see below to make your own)
1 cup walnuts, raw or toasted
4 large whole garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more for added spice)
In a blender or food processor, combine the peppers, bread crumbs, walnuts, garlic cloves, salt,
lemon juice, agave nectar, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Puree to a smooth consistency. Scrape
down the sides of your blender/food processor, and make sure all of the ingredients are
thoroughly combined. Season to taste.
Yield: 1 cup
Serving Suggestions and Variations
*Most recipes for Muhammara call for olive oil; I don’t think it’s necessary, but feel free to
drizzle some in while you’re pureeing the rest of the ingredients.
*Serve with pita triangles, fresh bread, crackers, chips, carrots, mushrooms, cucumber, or other
*Make it the day before serving to allow the flavors to mingle.
Compassionate Cooks Tip
To make your own bread crumbs: Place some bread (stale bread works great) in the oven until it’s
crispy but not really browned – at 300 degrees). Let it cool, then add it to your food processor
until it is reduced to crumbs. Add Italian herbs such as dried oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram,
rosemary, black pepper, etc.
Enjoy your day!