Basic Hummus (Vegan, Gluten Free, and Oil Free)



  • 1 can garbanzos, drained, rinsed, and skins removed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • juice of 1 small lemon


Blend tahini and water in a food processor until creamy.

Add garlic, salt, and lemon juice.

Add garbanzos and process for at least 5 minutes or until very smooth.

Serve as is, garnished with some Hungarian paprika and/or pine nuts, or add in your favorite flavors, such as sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or artichokes.  The possibilities are endless!

Split Pea Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free and Oil Free)



  • 2 cups dried split peas, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt


Combine all ingredients, except salt, in a large pot.

Simmer for several hours until the peas are soft, adding more water if necessary.

Add salt and adjust other seasonings, as needed.

Serve with No Oil Cheezy Biscuits.

Serves 6-8.