So I have to make a confession. I have a Blog Crush. A few weeks after I committed to being a vegan (and trying to be gluten free when I can) I found Allyson Kramer's Manifest Vegan blog. It was like I had moved from living in black in white to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in technicolor. The pictures, the recipes, the whole blog had me in absolute awe.
For the weeks leading up to finding this "golden egg" of a blog, I had tried some not so hot vegan dinner and baking recipes. I know my husband was secretly thinking I had drank phizzy lifting juice because my once fairly decent recipes had taken a fall down the hatch into the boiler room. But Allyson's recipes were so inviting and her sweet spirit encouraged me.
Now, I know that hummus is already vegan. But for Super Bowl I wanted something with a little more of a Veruca Salt sass. Allyson has a recipe for an amazing Chili Garlic Pumpkin Hummus. So I made it last Sunday and it was a huge hit. It was creamy, yet had that delicious kick at the end. For those of you unsure of the pumpkin, don't worry, it complements the hummus and it is not an overpowering pumpkin taste at all. Unfortunately I don't own a Vitamix (it's on my wishlist) so I had to make the hummus in a blender, which takes a little extra time and patience. While it wasn't quite as smooth, it was still such a hit that Augustus Gloop himself would have been proud of how we downed that bowl of hummus.
Please be sure to visit Allyson's Manifest Vegan blog, even if just to look at the pictures. Absolutely gorgeous. She has certainly been my Golden Ticket to the this new vegan (and sometimes gluten free) world I've entered.
|Chili Garlic Pumpkin Hummus from Manifest Vegan|