The 4 Essential Elements of Hummus (with a Recipe!)

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What do you love about hummus?

Is it the texture?  The flavor?  The versatility?  The way it can encourage even the biggest veggie-phobe to plow through a plate of carrot sticks?

The way I see it, there are four elements that make hummus amazing:

Creaminess.  Whether or not you make it with tahini, hummus should be smooth and creamy.  Well-cooked chickpeas (or white beans, if you’re feeling adventurous) and a powerful food processor create the right texture in ...

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Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies (Oil-free!)

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One thing that there’s never a shortage of in the QV garden is zucchini.  It doesn’t matter how many plants come up; they’re always ridiculously prolific.  In fact, this year they’re so gargantuan that we’re going to have to trim them back to keep them from encroaching on the equally prolific Red Russian kale that I insisted on planting.

So what does one do with huge amounts of zucchini?  Zucchini bread is, of course, always an option, but there’s only so ...

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