Feb 27

Variety of Lillys Hummus flavors

To celebrate all of the fun I’ve been having with hummus, I’ve joined forces with my friends at Lilly’s Hummus to send one of you an awesome package of Lilly’s Hummus goodies!  One winner will receive 4 tubs of Lilly’s Hummus, a tote bag, a t-shirt, and assorted ephemera.

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Feb 27

5 ways to use hummus

As you may have gathered, I LOVE hummus.  My favorite afternoon snack is fresh cut veggies dipped in hummus.  But hummus is so much more versatile than that and I think it’s time we break out of dip mode here on LFM.  So here are 5 (easy!) ways to use hummus that aren’t dip related.  I’m also giving away a Lilly’s Hummus prize pack (my favorite hummus)! Giveaway details at the end of the post!

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Oven-Fried Japanese Chicken Wings (Tebasaki) + BYBC 2015

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I spent last weekend laughing my guts out, learning, making new friends, meeting old friends for the first time, and being inspired.  Taste of Home magazine sponsored me to go to Build Your Blog Conference (BYBC) in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Açaí Bowl Breakfast

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I’ve been trying to bring more variety to my breakfasts lately, as you might have seen by my chia breakfast pudding last week.  Another item that I’ve been feasting on in the mornings is an açaí bowl.  An açaí bowl is like cross between a smoothie and a bowl of ice cream, made with frozen [...]

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Live Happy

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Last Friday was Bug’s 100th day of kindergarten.  To celebrate, her class had a party where they did activities that all had to do with the number 100 and were encouraged to dress up as centenarians.  Bug’s teacher also asked the helpers to dress up, so Bug and I woke up a bit earlier than [...]

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

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I have to admit that I shied away from the chia trend for a long time because I couldn’t think or say the word chia without the old 80s jingle of childhood running through my head. “Ch-ch-ch-chia!!”  That combined with the disturbing visual of a clay head with green sprouts growing out of its scalp [...]

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Touring Lilly’s Hummus — Portland, Oregon

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Two years ago I was introduced to Lilly’s Hummus and hilarity ensued as we held the first ever “Fuji Bowl”—the game being played by Team Black Bean and Team Roasted Jalapeno.  We got extended family involved and the result of the big bowl game was as a tie.  Lilly’s Hummus became a permanent fixture in [...]

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Touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory — Tillamook, Oregon

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Even if you’re not a cheese lover like I am, a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, Oregon is worth the trip.  The factory is located 2 miles north of the city of Tillamook, an hour and half drive west from Portland.  Initially I wondered if we wanted to spend 3 hours out [...]

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The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island — Portland, Oregon

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The Croft farm, located on Sauvie Island, approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon, is a small farm (approximately 5 acres), committed to harvesting organically grown fruits and vegetables, free-roaming chicken eggs, and crisp cider apples, and is registered as a Non-Profit Animal Rescue.  It’s also the location of a perfect Airbnb rental.  My [...]

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Avocado Courage

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My most recent post for Multiply Goodness went up last week while I was out of town.  So if you missed it, here is the link.  I wrote about one of my favorite things on the planet—avocados, and how we are like avocados.  Have I peaked your curiosity?  I hope so!  Hop on over and [...]

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