So today at this Family Farmed Expo, I heard a little bit about this 3/50 project and was quite intrigued. (I have always tried to support local businesses whenever possible.) I decided to look it up online and wanted to share the information with you. From their website:
What 3 independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.
If half the employed population would spend $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 the employed population did that!
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online, and nothing comes home!
The number of people it takes to start the trend...you.
Please visit http://www.the350project.net/ and support your local mom & pop restaurants!
Garbanzo beans: $1.29
Sour Cream: $2.29
Sesame Oil: had
WARNING: Do not put as much salt as it says. I don't know what happened...I only put in 1 1/2 teaspoons...but the dip is WAY too salty! I'm going to have to throw it away it's so bad! The tahini only has 5 mg of salt, so that's not the problem. And I KNOW that I used teaspoons and not tablespoons! Otherwise, it would have been so tasty!
Fast: The hummus will take you maybe 3 minutes to make. The cauliflower will take about 6 minutes to do. So you're looking at getting this all done in maybe 10 minutes.
Easy: The hardest part of this recipe is the cauliflower. Otherwise, it's just putting all the dip ingredients in a food processor and pureeing it all.
Fresh: This would have been a good hummus if not for the saltiness of it. I actually like the zing of lemon and the heat of they cayenne. The parsley helps battle the sesame-ness of the hummus (which sometimes can be a bit overpowering for my palate).
Overall: I would maybe make this again and omit putting in the salt all together. I have no idea how that happened. It could be because I used iodized salt because I ran out of kosher. Iodized to me is almost too salty (if that's possible) to use, but I had nothing else. Dang, I should have just left it out!!!
Well, tomorrow is Lemon Shortbread. I feel like I've made shortbread already? Hmmm... I'll have to go back through the recipes and see. Would it have been the Chai cookies? Could be... See ya tomorrow!
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