Monday, February 23, 2009


A large number of us know each other because we went to school together in Eugene, OR. That bastion of commie-liberal-hippies not surprisingly produces a lot of truly excellent food fit for an almost vegetarian like myself. One such option was a wonderful little cafe that makes a meal out of simple rice and beans, Cafe Yumm. This place served bowls of brown rice topped with all the wonderful things in life - beans, cheese, salsa, avocado, olives - topped with a heavenly hummus-y sauce. Two friends wisely chose to serve this on night one (to get off to a good healthy start) using a recipe procured from friends of friends. It hit the spot:

Yumm! Sauce

1/ 2 c. canola oil
1/2 c. raw almonds
1/3 c. nutritional yeast
1/3 c. garbanzo beans
1/4 c. silken tofu
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp dried oregano
blend nuts, beans and oil, then add remaining ingredients, one at a time, blending after each, until mixture is smooth. you can blend in blender or food processor.

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