American Thanksgiving: Homemade Curried Hummus

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Lets just pause for a second.  Isn’t our street beautiful this time of year? (Mad photog props to Fab for snapping the above gem).  Our apartment may be winter ready and decorated for Christmas, but the rest of America still has fall and Thanksgiving to savor. Last month we hosted Canadian Thanksgiving which was such a hit (and left us with the most amazing left overs) that we opened our house once again to our family-less friends who were sticking around the city for the holidays.  We were so thankful to share the day with some of our best people. Now all that needs to happen to make this past weekend a recurrent theme is for Justin to ditch Chicago, and for Aaron to move back ASAP (thanks for understanding guys).

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I switched up the menu a little to try some new things, but also stuck with our tide and true favorites.  Again, we kept things as vegan/Gluten-free/Paleo as possible with a few exceptions to the rule.  It is a holiday after all and we need to live a little.  The first of our festive eats is our Homemade Curried Hummus, which is no exception to any rule and pretty much free of everything.  The subsequent menu fed a plethora of hungry millennials with left overs to spare. So, from our home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Vegetable and Mango Curry with Basil-Ginger Quinoa

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The new job is keeping me quite busy (and I am loving every second).  The work is challenging and stimulating and exciting all at the same time.  I am however still getting into a new life rhythm that juggles career, meal prep, exercise and cherished time with those who make my world go round.  That being said by the end of my work day I am ravenous, thus resulting in a mad rush to prep, cook and get a healthy, mindful meal on the dinner table pronto.  This curry accomplished just that.  On top of the efficiency of this dish, is the added bonus there is still enough left over after dinner to pack up for lunch the following day (even for Jay and I who are notoriously large eaters).  That being said, the hands down best aspect of this meal is it’s versatility.  So regardless of the dietary restriction you adhere to you will be able to whip up a version that will leave you satisfied (and your house smelling simply delicious).  So put away your seamless order, this curry is something you can handle yourself.

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