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25 Different Ways To Eat Hummus. #5 Is Absolutely Authentic!

25 Different Ways To Eat Hummus. #5 Is Absolutely Authentic!

Hummus has definitely become more popular throughout America today than it has been in the past.  Hummus is such a delightfully tasty, and healthy alternative to most dips, or spreads that you find in most grocery stores.  The many different ways it can be incorporated in meals, and snacks is absolutely amazing.  Check out these 25 different recipes that involve hummus.  You will be sure to be eating more hummus.

1. Hummus Crusted Chicken

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    My lovely girlfriend stumbled across this recipe one night when trying to find a new way to cook chicken.  The hummus definitely made the whole dish.  You can use original hummus, or experiment with the flavored kinds.  Either way, you cant go wrong.

    2. Egg, Kale, and Tomato Breakfast Wraps 

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      Totally reinvent breakfast.  This hearty, and healthy recipe is sure to become a main request in your house.  This recipe is also very versatile, making it easy to still make it if you are lacking some ingredients.

      3. Avocado, Hummus, and Egg Toasts

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        Another great twist on a breakfast sandwich.  This is a very quick, and simple recipe to make for any time of the day.

        4. Quinoa and Hummus Scrambled Eggs

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          Face it, scrambled eggs can get to be a really boring breakfast choice.  Try this recipe, and experience scrambled eggs in a whole new way!

          5. Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

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            If you are going to eat hummus, you have to try this authentic hummus recipe.  You can always modify it how you want, but you can not beat the original taste.  Try this as a dip, or even use it on one of these amazing recipes!  Either way, you are going to fall in love with this.

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            6. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Smokey

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              This recipe is a perfect way to get that picky eater in your house to try hummus.  Everything about this recipe is packed full of flavor.  Its sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

              7. Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs

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                Deviled Eggs have always been a big holiday favorite in my family, and this recipe has definitely changed the game for us.  The hummus, and sriracha gives the eggs a whole new flavor that cant be beat.

                8. Portobello Mushrooms with Hummus and Feta 

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                  An amazing recipe to try, if you are a mushroom lover.  This is better than most stuffed mushroom recipes I’ve tried thus far!

                  9. Mushroom and Hummus Soup

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                    Another amazing recipe for those mushroom lovers.  All of the different ingredients come together to create such an amazing flavor.  This recipe is also easy to mix and match certain ingredients to make it just how you like it.

                    10. Grilled Pizza with Spicy Hummus, Vegetables, Goat Cheese and Black Olives

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                      This is a must try for all pizza lovers.  I like to add chicken, or Italian sausage to this in place of some of the vegetables.

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                      11. Mediterranean Pasta with Hummus and Charred Tomatoes 

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                        I will never go back to normal sauce in my pasta again.  The hummus in the sauce gives it an almost creamy taste to it, and gives it a taste that is to die for.

                        12. Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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                          Who doesn’t love Mashed Potatoes?  Why not throw some hummus into them?  Try these with all different flavors of hummus.

                          13. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Avocado, and Feta Sandwich

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                            Its amazing how well hummus, and avocado go together.  This sandwich is the perfect lunch, or anytime food.

                            14. Steak and Hummus Sandwich

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                              This is one of my all time favorites.  It is really good if you add green peppers, and make it on a toasted bun.

                              15. Southwest Hummus Wrap

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                                This tastes so good, you almost forget that it is actually pretty good for you.  Its like a flavor explosion inside of your mouth.

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                                16. Cucumber Roll-ups with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

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                                  These are the perfect any time snack.  They are good with any flavor of hummus, so you don’t have to feel limited to what the recipe calls for.

                                  17. Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla

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                                    Make the mini versions, like the recipe calls for, or make them bigger for a great tasting meal for your family.

                                    18. English Muffin Hummus Melt

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                                      Don’t let the image fool you.  This recipe tastes so much better than it looks.  Try adding mushrooms, or any other of your favorite ingredients to it.

                                      19. Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Hummus

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                                        This recipe is a good one if you are a vegan, since it does not include any animal byproducts.  If you are a meat lover, try adding ground beef, or spicy sausage to the recipe.

                                        20. Spicy Chickpea Salad with Olive Hummus Dressing

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                                          This is perfect for a light meal, or even as a side salad.  This is another good recipe to try and experiment with different flavors of hummus.

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                                          21. Hummus and Sun Dried Tomato Bites

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                                            These are a good anytime snack, or even put them out for dinner guests!  These are sure to be a hit no matter what crowd you are trying to please.

                                            22. Creamy Garlic Broccoli 

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                                              A great, healthy alternative to broccoli and cheese.  This is a good recipe to get your kids to eat healthier!

                                              23. Spicy Hummus Muffins

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                                                These are a delightful treat for any time of the day.  You won’t have to worry about them going bad, because they will not last very long!

                                                24. Spicy Hummus Cake

                                                This is another sweet treat that will be sure to please the whole family.  Be sure to make two, because this will not last either!

                                                25. Hummus Quinoa Cakes

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                                                  This is a perfect fix for any veggie lover.  This makes a great, quick meal for the whole family!

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                                                  Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                                  8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                  8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                  In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                  Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                  Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                  Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                  Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                  The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                  There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                  How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                  According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                  Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                  Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                  The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                  Listen carefully:

                                                  We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                                  The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                  Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                  8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                  There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                  Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                  1. Pray Daily

                                                  You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                  When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                  Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                  Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                  2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                  A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                  By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                  Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                                  If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                  This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                  How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                  3. Smile Often

                                                  Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                  Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                  Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                  The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                  4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                  A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                  When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                  Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                  Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                                  5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                  I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                  Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                  What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                  6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                  God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                  I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                  I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                  7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                  You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                  How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                  First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                  If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                  If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                                  If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                  Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                  8. Go Exercise

                                                  Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                  The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                  You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                  12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                  It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                  It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                  Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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