The best hummus ever – Avocado hummus recipe

This delicious recipe came my way from Harmonia’s blog.

I took some pictures of this after I made it last week, but they have disappeared on my computer for the moment. Grrr. I’ll post one if I can round them up.

Avocado Hummus
(from Harmonia with my clarifications/amounts)

1 can of chickpeas
1 avocado
5 T tahini
3 T olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon (or more to taste)
3/4 C water
4 or 5 cloves of garlic
salt/pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cool word cloud t-shirt and another update

This site is so cool. It will generate a word cloud directly from your blog. Then you can customize it to make it exactly how you want. I love what it came up with for mine and I only made a couple minor changes. I’m tempted to buy a shirt. ๐Ÿ˜‰


In Ava news – I’m starting to think she didn’t have food poisoning at all (maybe I didn’t either and I owe tempeh an apology??). But it really sounds like rotavirus (based on what I’ve read on

Rotavirus รขโ‚ฌโ€œ one of the most common causes of diarrhea, especially during late fall and winter months. It causes very foul smelling, watery, green or brown diarrhea that can persist for weeks. Fever and vomiting are common at the onset of the illness.

The son of one of our friends had it and, though we weren’t around them at all recently, it may just be going around. Her diarrhea is not letting up yet and she’s eating very litte (though definitely keeping hydrated). I hope it doesn’t last too much longer. I’m very tempted to go buy some disposable diapers to get us through this. I’m a die-hard cloth diaperer, but even I have my limits. ๐Ÿ˜‰