Trader Joe’s Continues Their Hummus Innovation: BEET HUMMUS Y’all

TJ-Beet-HummusTrader Joe’s has added a new Beet Hummus to their grocery line-up. Surprisingly not a product from Nickelodeon’s beloved cartoon Doug.

The Middle Eastern dish is made with chickpeas colored red and purple. It’s blended with beet juice, canola oil, garlic, olive oil, tahini, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, spearmint and other spices. The hummus is topped with extra beet chunks to complete the experience.

Patrons can find the Beet Hummus at their local Trader Joe’s location. Each seven-ounce tub goes for $2.29.


Waffle + Falafel = Wafalafel


Remember that time when we thought it would be fun aka totally genius to see what we could stick in a waffle iron and make more delicious? Well Serious Eats just upped the waffle game with their latest creation, the wafalafel.

It may sound like “waffle-awful” but it looks “waffle-freakin-mazing” to us. Rather than sticking some falafel straight onto the iron (which resulted in a falafel fail), Serious Eats figured out that by wrapping the falafel in some pita bread the ultimate wafalafel experience was achieved.

The perfectly portable wafalafel is not only easier to eat but significantly less messy than your average rolled up falafel sandwich and way more dunk-able. The process is simple, grab your falafel sandwich with some olive oil and throw it in the waffle iron. Cook until your desired crispiness level and boom. The wafalafel is best served with a side of tahini and hot sauce.

H/T + PicThx Serious Eats

Packaged Food

Our Look: Cedar’s Pita Chips and Hommus

Cedar's Mediterranean Foods Pita Chips Hommus Hummus

Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods sent us a whole bunch of goodness in the form of flavored Pita Chips and at least 5 types of Hommus this past week (Lebanese Elie and the Internet swears that it’s ‘Hummus’). We were stunned at the amount of flavors that actually existed with Pita Chips, most of us only have experiencing the classic Pita Chip or a garlic variety. But just so you know, Sesame, Cinnamon Sugar and Ranch Pita Chips DO EXIST.

Cedar's Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Hommus Hummus

And the only problem with sending us awesome flavors of hommus (Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic Lovers & Artichoke Spinach) is the fact that we’ll never be able to go back to regular hommus again. Well, at least until next week when we’re all out of this fancy hommus.

Cedar's Mediterranean Artichoke and Spinach Hommus Hummus

But by far the greatest discovery was combining the Cinnamon Sugar pita chips with good ol’ Nutella. The pita chip, being the strong carb flavor it is, didn’t fare to well with the addition of cinnamon sugar all by itself. But adding a flavor like peanut butter, chocolate or in our case Nutella, can take your pita chip to new heights. We already have thoughts of deep-frying pita bread with Nutella and cinnamon to get our Arabic Churro on. Take that Disneyland.

Cedar's Mediterranean Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips with Nutella

For your own taste, find yourself a Cedar’s retailer near you!


Mediterranean Deviled Eggs

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and when it comes to keeping the dinner table exciting, there’s no need to limit yourself to turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin. Thanks to fellow Foodbeast Dorothy Reinhold, we have this amazing look at Mediterranean Deviled Eggs. The big flavors that are involved in these eggs truly have me excited. We’re looking at balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, Kalamta olives, capers, oregano and a few dashes of hot sauce. The garnishes are on rotation, skipping between a shower of Italian parsley, rosemary sprigs, sun-dried tomato slivers (personal favorite!). If you’re looking to showoff to your guests your elevated kitchen skills, check out the recipe!