Tuesday, May 6, 2008


2 cups canned garbanzo
beans, drained
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 teaspoon minced fresh

1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
2. Drizzle olive oil over the garbanzo bean mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

Mom's Banana Bread √

1 cup sugar
2 tblsp soft shortening
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
3 cups flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup smashed bananas (3 large or 4 med)

Heat oven to 350*. Grease a loaf pan or three 20oz cans. Mix sugar, shortening and egg thoroughly. Stir in milk. Blend dry ingredients; stir in. Blend in nuts and banana. Pour into pan or cans. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick stuck into center comes out clean. (Crack in top of loaf is characteristic.) Cool thoroughly before slicing with a thin, sharp knife.