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I had a good day.  I met up with my mom group at a kids’ museum, and I hit up a consignment sale (and you know how I feel about consignment sales).  I did lose one of my favorite earrings – don’t you hate it when that happens?! – and one of Henry’s cute green socks also went missing, but… I’ll take it. 

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And I made a yummy bean dip.  It dressed up a plain old grilled tempeh sandwich quite nicely.

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I would say this is a hummus, but I was once informed that hummus must contain chickpeas, so we’ll just call it a bean dip.

 

The secret ingredient?

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I used the food processor to combine two cans of white kidney beans (drained and rinsed), 1/4 a cup of sundried tomatoes, and a generous pour of olive oil.  Blended until creamy and perfect.

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That was dinner numero one, but now I’m going to round up dinner numero dos.  Time to rest up – tomorrow is the first day of Operation Move The Clinic.  It should be… ahhh… interesting.  And by interesting, I mean pure hell. Because when is moving not pure hell?

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  • Dani @ TwoLoveBirds November 8, 2012, 8:34 pm

    That bean dip sounds delicious! Good luck with the move! I always hate the actual moving part but I LOVE the organizing that comes afterwards!

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  • Janelle November 8, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I hear ya… moving stinks.

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  • Natalie @ Free Range Human November 8, 2012, 8:50 pm

    Good luck tomorrow! Moving is awful :(

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  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 8, 2012, 9:00 pm

    Um that bean dip sounds pretty good! And I almost lost an earring last week but someone behind me saw it fall! I love nice people.

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  • Nicole @livingthesweetlifestl November 8, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Good luck on the move. From what pictures you have showed so far it looks great!

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  • julia November 8, 2012, 9:31 pm

    If it has tahini in it, it is most definitely hummus. Chickpeas do not a hummus make. ;) what did you score at the sale?

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    • Shelly November 9, 2012, 10:43 am

      Yes! I just bought some very delicious black bean hummus

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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 8, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Dinner numero uno looks rather delicious! Good luck with the clinic moving!

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  • Janie Kaiser November 8, 2012, 10:12 pm

    Yum the tempeh looks perfect! I just had some for dinner. I always forget about it. Now I have to try it with your “bean dip”

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  • Kris November 8, 2012, 10:31 pm

    I make a similar white bean dip frequently. I add a little lemon juice for more tang, and some rosemary. Basil works great too. And a little grind of fresh black pepper. Yum!

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  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras November 9, 2012, 12:49 am

    Sun dried tomatoes make everything taste glorious :)

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  • Lorelai November 9, 2012, 4:39 am

    That dip sounds like a DREAM. Can’t wait to make!

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  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) November 9, 2012, 6:17 am

    I love bean dips!! Especially when smeared on a sandwich like this. Yum! :D

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  • Emily November 9, 2012, 7:49 am

    That dip looks ah-maaaazzzzing!

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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed November 9, 2012, 8:23 am

    Good luck with the move!

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  • Low carb Mamma November 9, 2012, 9:17 am

    I like that you are using sun dried tomatoes! I love their taste.
    And about the earring….I also hate it when it happens…

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  • M.C. November 9, 2012, 9:46 am

    Gonna try that dip! ty :) Send me a pic of that lonely earring :)

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  • Ashlee November 9, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Mmm that bean dip! Is your tempeh plain? I love the smokey maple flavor by Turtle Island Foods. Its delicious

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    • Caitlin November 9, 2012, 12:04 pm

      yup plain!

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