Blessed Advent Fast! The Advent Fast begins today, Nov. 15. For Old Calendar Orthodox Christians, the Fast will begin 13 days later on Old Calendar November 15th (which is Nov 28 on our calendar). Here's a recipe to kick off the Fast:
3 cups properly soaked and cooked Garbanzo Beans (see post #35, page 4)
1/4 cup Tahini paste
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons olive oil (or high oleic sunflower oil)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Combine the garbanzos, tahini, lemon juice, water, salt, garlic powder, and cumin in a food processor and process until smooth. Then slowly add the oil with the machine running. When the oil is incorporated, pulse in the chopped parsley if using.
Serve as a dip for raw veggies.
HUMMUS SOUP - Mix equal amounts of hummus and water and heat on the stove or in the microwave.