Today is already starting off to be a crazy day, and not crazy in a good way.
Our little Schnoodle, Bear, is sick. He’s old. 16 old. And I guess that’s part of being old, right? It seems like every week there’s something new that’s wrong with him. Our “little guy” is the sweetest dog. Ever. Ever. Had to say it twice. He’s also the happiest little guy. Ever. Even at 16, it’s obvious he loves being alive! We’re so glad we’ve had him this long.
Like too many animals, his beginnings were not good. He apparently was abused when he was a puppy and then given to the humane society. Luckily, a really nice couple adopted him and showered him with love and affection for 5 years. Until they got too old and could no longer care for him. That’s when we got “little guy.” He was 6 and he’s been with us ever since, totally rockin’ the “good boy” dog thing. He really is so good. Never does anything wrong or causes trouble (as for our Beagle, that’s another story!).
The vet isn’t open yet, but I’m pretty sure we’ll end up there today. It’s the stressful days when unexpected things pop up that I’m happy for easy things like this hummus that whips up in minutes in my Ninja blender. I’ve been on an Indian kick the last couple of days and decided to make this one to snack on throughout the day. I use coconut oil in this. Just a little bit. It really adds a nice flavor. But keep in mind that coconut oil is a bit of a solid. So if you refrigerate this, you’ll need to let it come up to room temperature when you eat it again. And I always keep pita bread in the freezer. I just grab a couple pieces and microwave them for 5-10 seconds so they come to room temperature.
So here’s to great pets that are part of the family and to hummus that fills my belly on the quick! Hope you enjoy. If you’re interested in more yummy hummus recipes you can download the Hummus eBook for free. We just ask that you like us on Facebook in exchange. Thanks!
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained
- 2 Tbsps. water
- 2 Tbsps. tahini
- 1 ½ Tbsps. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- ½ tsp. (1 clove) garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. curry powder
- ¼ tsp. each cumin, salt
- ⅛ tsp. each cayenne, turmeric
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend smooth stopping to scrape down the sides.
- Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil (optional).