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Edamame Dip

So I owe a bit of credit to Trader Joe’s for my recipe. While shopping at the store I eyed a box of edamame beans and suddenly craved edamame in dip form. So I thought all I need now is a few essentials including tahini sauce, lemon, and garlic. Luckily, I had lemon and garlic at home and only needed the tahini sauce. What I found at the store was a tahini like hummus dip which already had lemon and garlic in it.  So, I used that as my base, added some more fresh garlic, lemon, and spices and of course the edamame. The dip is light and refreshing making for a perfect afternoon snack! As an added bonus, I have no doubt using straight sesame tahini sauce will make for just as good a dip. 


  • 3/4 cup fresh edamame beans 
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped 
  • 5 tablespoon Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed 
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Start by processing the edamame beans until they reach a fine texture. 

Next add the garlic and pulse a few times to incorporate. Add the Tahini Sauce and lemon juice. Process for about 10 seconds to blend. Next, while processing, slowly pour in the olive oil to desired texture. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Pulse to finish. 

Love and make today a holiday,  

Toots and Kakes 

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Spicy Hummus

If you have read any of our blog posts you know we like to keep things a little spicy! We also really like to eat healthy dishes we can freshly prepare ourselves.  In lieu of this we decided to create a spicy, chipotle hummus from simple ingredients we already had on hand.  Originally, we were planning on doing a red chile pepper hummus but when our local grocery store decided not to stock them we had to get creative. Our genius led us to re-use the chipotle peppers in adobo from our previous recipe (See our amazing i hate mornings remedy recipe Huevos Rancheros below), and thus began our quest to perfect our hummus. 

Note: Once again, we eyeballed most ingredients so below is about the equivalent to what we added.  Because most things are done to taste feel free to alter to your favorite flavors!

You will need a food processor. 


  • 1 15oz can garbanzo beans
  • 3 tablespoons Tahini sauce 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic - roughly chopped
  • A couple pinches of cumin
  • A lot of pinches of paprika 
  • 1 Chipotle pepper (de-seeded) and adobo sauce that it comes in
  • salt and pepper to taste

We combined the garbanzo beans (including half the liquid from the can), tahini sauce and chopped garlic clove in the food processor. We continued processing while pouring in the olive oil until the hummus was creamy or smooth. Next, we added the de-seeded chipotle pepper and tiny dashes of adobo.  We again, pulsed a few times and took a break to taste.  Note: This is where you should add more pepper and adobo sauce for a stronger flavor or leave as is. Next, we added in the cumin, paprika, and salt and pepper then finished with a few more pulses until evenly combined.  We poured our hummus into a pretty bowl and served it with pita chips that we toasted with some olive oil, paprika and salt and sliced red peppers. YUM! 

Love and Christmas songs before Thanksgiving,

Toots and Kakes 

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