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My Desire for Hummus

It has been a long time since I have whipped up some hummus.  The menu for the winter months was very predictable.  Usually it consisted of Chinese take-out or pizza, since Hurricane made sure to “wash” my kitchen away, among other things.  Granted, this does bring out the “kid” in you, but after months of eating like this, it looses its appeal. 

I now have my kitchen and it is like a little girl with a new toy.  I love my kitchen and  I am handling it with care and gentleness. Yet, in the back of my mind remains the coming of fall, hurricane season.  This lets me remember that all is temporary in this life and to enjoy the day that He has given me, since only He knows what tomorrow will bring.

I was thinking I would like something a little “exotic” something with a kick, something to bring your senses to a far away place. I give you; drum roll…..a kind of - Hummus!


15 ½ oz. can of butter beans – drained
¼ of a fresh lemon – with skin
5 cloves of garlic
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
¼ tsp. black pepper flakes
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. garlic powder
6 ½ oz. jar of marinated artichoke hearts – with the marinade
½ cup of fresh Italian parsley
3 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cups of uncooked rice

Prepare the rice as directed or in a rice cooker

In a food processor combine the drained butter beans, fresh lemon, garlic, seasonings, parsley, artichoke hearts with the marinade and the olive oil. 

Process this with a few good chops. 

Plate the rice and spoon this mixture over the rice.  Garnish with lemon and parsley.

Enjoy with Love,


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  1. I have never had artichokes in hummus - sounds good.

    I know it must be hard to feel safe after what has happened - but I do love your attitude.


  2. Dear, I love hummus in any way...never tried with artichokes...I can give it a go.

  3. What's not to love! I adore hummus and I've got to try your twist with butter beans. And aren't artichokes amazing? So exquisite!! Your dish is amazing. What time should I be there for dinner Catherine? :) YUMMY!!
    Leslie from Leslie Loves Veggies

  4. Catherine, I've never been able to convince my wife that she likes hummus, but with this recipe, I think that I have a chance of changing her mind! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. I'm not a hummus fan, but you sure make it look good. You certainly do.

    I'm so happy you have your kitchen back. I love your outlook on life too. Right on the money.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. Big hugs. ☺

  6. Mmmmmm...a hummus made with butter beans and artichokes sounds incredible. I need to whip up a batch, too!

  7. Not only is this an interesting hummus recipe, but I've never considered putting it over rice. I'll have to give it a try. I'm glad you're enjoying your kitchen again. Since Sandy was a "once every 100 years" type of hurricane, chances are you will be fine for another 100 years!

  8. I have never made hummus with butter beans or artichokes, but I'm intrigued now!

  9. I'm sorry to hear about the hurricane destroying your kitchen, but glad to hear you are really enjoying your new one. Your hummus looks delicious! I have wanted to try one made with different beans than the chickpeas. Thanks for sharing Catherine:)

  10. Looks delicious Catherine...I love the flavor and the creaminess of it.
    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

  11. I have never made hummus without tahini and I cannot get it here. I must try your recipe out. Hope that all is well with you once more. Diane

  12. Un Hummus diferente, pero bien rico, acompañado de este arroz tiene que estar divino, besos

  13. You should post some pics of your new kitchen! The hummus looks different but delicious.

  14. Love your take on hummus. Good idea with artichoke hearts

  15. Artichokes are new to me for hummus but I can see how they can only make it better.

  16. Se ve muy tentador muy rico y saludable,abrazos y abrazos.

  17. Hummm... me encanta tu HUMMUS particular... Una DELÍCIA!!! :)

  18. This looks great Catherine...I love hummus and have some in my fridge right now!

  19. I love chickpeas! I must !add artichoke in my hummus next time. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I've made a ton of hummus but never with artichoke. Sounds really good.

  21. Hi Catherine, very nice hummus. Look absolutely delicious.

    Have a nice weekend. Take care, my dear. God blessed.

  22. What an amazing idea artichokes in hummus. It looks very tasty :)
    Bye dear, have a great week end

  23. I love Hummus but I have to say my own makings have never been that great. Not bad but just not fantastic. I will give this recipe a go and see if I can change all that!!


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