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Old 03-29-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy Waste,waste,and more waste!!!

I absolutely hate to waste! (Maybe that's why I'm in the boat I'm in!) Anyways, I decided to try some new things so when I went grocery shopping I bought some Athenos brand roasted garlic hummus. I cut up a fresh green bell pepper and cut it in strips and dipped it in the hummus...... I didn't think there was a food known to man that I disliked! I guess it's just not for me. I also bought ingredients to make the broccoli cheese soup that's under ph1 in the recipe section.....I wouldn't say it was gross but just not something I'd eat again. It was a little too spicy (I used rotel) which is hard to beleive because I like spicy foods! I guess when I envision broccoli cheese soup I think of the kind you'd get in a restaurant that has a yellow cheese base? It bugs me that I spent money on something that I can't eat!!! I figured the soup would be a few meals for me. OH WELL!

I also bought artichoke. I've never cooked these before so this should be interesting! I've eaten them though and I do like these! Ok....sorry for babbling on and on! Tara~
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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That's one of the interesting things about new diets, trying foods you may not have tried otherwise. It can be hit or miss, that's for sure. But it's fun trying! I only recently tried hummus and fell in love with the first bite. I make my own and season it to my taste, using roasted red peppers and other goodies. But I've also tried a few things that I hope to never eat again, lol.

Congrats on the artichoke, btw, that's something good that came out of the experience! Hopefully you'll find another
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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Try this broccoli cheese soup instead Broccoli and Cheese Soup to Die For!
This is the one that Laurie and I eat all the time. You just leave the flour out if you are in phase 1.

I have to say that I didn't care for the roasted garlic hummus either. I liked the Spicy three pepper one but not the other.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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My favorite is the Jalapeno flavor because it has the most flavor to it, but I just can't seem to find it anywhere anymore. I like the Calamata Olive kind, and the pepper ones, too. I just recently tried the garlic and it's ok, but definitely not as garlicky as I thought it was going to be. I need my hummus to have a powerful flavor!
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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I love the Roasted Red Pepper hummus!

Though I enjoy green bell peppers in other things, I don't like them in hummus. Have you tried used red/orange/yellow bell peppers? Try that before you toss the hummus...it's really good. The sweetness in the bell peppers goes well with the tangy hummus (do I get points for saying hummus a milliion times? ).

Or, try spreading hummus in a WW wrap or lettuce, then fill with lean meat or RF cheese and veggies. You'll be less likely to notice the taste and you can use it up.

I hate waste too...but you have to deal with it when trying new things. I'm lucky to have a husband that will eat most anything!

I second Barb on the Broc/Cheese soup...it's divine! Thank you, Cooking Light!
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i have tried hummus about everyway suggested and i too absolutely hate it think it's disgusting.
isn't it amazing how all of our tastebuds are so amazingly different *nods*
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