Do you love pears as much as I do? This is an easy healthy snack for everyone. Today it’s all about how to dehydrate pears. These are made without chemicals or preservatives. They are yummy eaten right out of the jar. You can take them camping, hiking or throw them in lunch boxes. You can throw them onto salads or put on sandwiches to give it a little more crunch and a tangy yet sweet flavor.
How do you choose a pumpkin? Last year I went to a local store to pick up a pumpkin to use for a party. I think it has been 25 years since I purchased a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. The sign said $.89 on this HUGE box of pumpkins….okay, so I throw one in the shopping cart and continue shopping.
Sometimes when I go out to dinner the restaurant has some sort of squash soup available. I really love a hot bowl of soup when it is cold outside. This is my first attempt at making pumpkin soup. I’m actually surprised how easy it is to make. I wanted to use what I had here at the house without going to the store.
Hummus, how do you make hummus? Normally I use 2-16 ounce cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed to make hummus in a blender with some of the extra seasonings listed below. Today I made hummus from scratch using bulk garbanzo beans. I soaked the beans overnight then drained the water. Next, I covered them with fresh water and cooked them for about an hour (until they were the right texture). You are basically cooking beans. Next you drain them and they are ready to use.