I keep a list of must-make recipes and dinner ideas in a note on my iPhone. It's pretty damn long, and I'm certain I'll never get to all of them. I probably started the list over a year ago, and while many entries are clearly marked as recipes from cookbooks, I found a simple "home fries with hummus" listed near the top.
I recall seeing the idea for dipping home fries into hummus on some blog, but I'm not sure which one. I know it sounded delicious and like something I'd never think to do on my own. No recipe needed. Well, technically I guess I did use a recipe. Last night, I baked some potatoes using Happy Herbivore's Herbed Home Fries:
I was the lucky contest winner for a few Sabra hummus coupons from Food Feud, so I used Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus for dippin'. Oh, and I added sriracha after snapping the photo (of course!). What an awesome combo! From now on, I think I'll always serve home fries with hummus.
For my side dish, I made a Vegan Caesar Salad from the April/May 2011 Vegetarian Times:
It wasn't actually a recipe in the mag, but rather a food idea suggested in the "Ask the Chef" section. John Lenhard of Sublime Restaurant gave his secret to making a delicious Caesar dressing — 2 cups vegan mayo, 1 1/2 teaspoons Wizard's vegan Worcestershire sauce, and lots of garlic (some sauteed in olive oil and some raw). I know it looks like the salad in this picture doesn't have any dressing, but I promise it does! I only used enough to lightly coat the Romaine because it's kinda fatty.
I made a smaller batch using 1/2 cup of Earth Balance Mindful Mayo (this stuff is just as good, if not better, than Vegenaise, y'all!), about a teaspoon of Wizard's sauce, and 3 cloves of garlic (2 sauteed in one tablespoon of olive oil).
The croutons are made from day-old French bread sprayed with non-stick spray, dusted with garlic powder, and toasted in the oven. And I know tomatoes don't belong in a Caesar, but I can do whatever I want.
What do you like to do with hummus? Or vegan mayo?