Christy Morgan & The Blissful Chef’s Vegan Beet Hummus12
It is DAY 3 of "Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville USA" and we continue our celebration of our Breville Sous Chef® Giveaway. I am thrilled to be featuring another one of the top plant based food bloggers in the world, the incredible Christy Morgan, a.k.a The Blissful Chef. Christy is one of my favourite food bloggers, and has been tantalizing taste buds for years as a vegan macrobiotic chef, recipe developer, cooking instructor, food writer, speaker, and cookbook author of BLISSFUL BITES: VEGAN MEALS THAT NOURISH MIND, BODY AND PLANET.
This incredible cookbook has over 175 delicious recipes, and each chapter is divided by seasons and colour-coded for easy reading. It has already been called a "must have cookbook" by many of the most respected people in the culinary and wellness industry. Christy also has two wonderful eBooks, and offers tons of delicious vegan recipes on her fabulous blog.
Some of my favourites include: Taste Of India Artichoke Dip, Chilled Mango Spiced Soup, Mock Spiced Tuna, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate, Indonesian Coconut Muffins, and this DELICIOUS Beet Hummus that she is sharing with us today. This is quick, healthy, and YUMMY! Christy says about this recipe, "The bright magenta hue from the beets makes this hummus pleasing to the eye and the perfect spread across a raw collard green. I serve it with sliced mango and avocado for a delicious lunch." Seriously, Christy's recipes ROCK!
Christy is succeeding in spectacular fashion with her mission to show people that a whole food plant-based diet can be delicious, easy, and bring more energy into anybody's life. She invites all of her readers to "Follow Your Bliss" and embark on "an adventure to happier hearts, stuffed bellies, and higher consciousness!" I LOVE this! Her fun and informative classes teach amateurs and seasoned veterans alike how to create simple yet delicious, sustainable, “green” vegan meals using local organic produce and seasonal cooking techniques.
After 4 years of cooking and teaching in Los Angeles, where her endorsements from celebrities like Alicia Silverstone and Rory Freedman read like a who's who of Hollwood, she moved back to Texas to take care of her beloved father, and now lives in Austin Texas.
In addition to teaching classes, running her hugely popular blog with fabulous cooking videos, Christy contributes wellness tips and healthy recipes for various websites like One Green Planet, Elephant Journal, Happy Cow, Christina Cooks, and PracticalYoga.tv. My favourite thing about Christy's blog is her Cooking Tool Of The Month Series, where she features a different kitchen tool (blender, food processor, pressure cooker, spiralizer etc) and features recipes and videos using these kitchen tools.
Yes! This lovely lady is AMAZING! Christy has been seen on VegNews.com, Daily Candy, From A to Vegan, and is a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts including Martha Stewart Living Radio, Our Hen House, Vegan World Radio, and the Dr. Don Show.
Trust me, check out the glorious Christy Morgan, and you WILL "Find Your Bliss."
Christy, thankyou for graciously participating in this event. You inspire me...
Christy Morgan & The Blissful Chef’s Vegan Beet Hummus
- 1 cup cubed beetroot, peeled
- ½ cup chopped leek
- filtered water (for cooking beets and leeks)
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp roasted tahini
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- black pepper & Celtic sea salt to taste
- Place beets, leeks and water to cover in a saucepan fitted with a lid and bring to a boil.
- Simmer, covered, until beets are tender (about 6-8 minutes).
- Drain and place in the Sous Chef® food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth, scraping down the edges of the bowl a few times to incorporate all the ingredients.
- Season with pepper and salt, to taste.
- Serve with veggies sticks or wrap up in a collard green with mango and avocado for a quick nutritious wrap. YUMMO!
- Makes about 1 ½ cups.
Piggy Cooking Tips
here’s a great way to clean beet stains
Beets are delicious! But they can be messy to work with and stain everything they touch including hands, cutting boards and bench tops. I always use gloves to handle beets so I don’t spread the juices to everything else in my kitchen. To remove the beet juice from cutting boards and bench tops just sprinkle the surface with some salt. This helps to lift the residue. Leave it sit for a while and then rinse and scrub with soap and water.
You can’t beet that!