When my parents were here a few weeks ago, my mom and I came across this smoked Spanish paprika...and it has changed my life. Seriously. I put this stuff in just about everything now. It is so good in bean dishes, on popcorn, in soup, and, as I did yesterday, in hummus.
Here is a picture of my beautiful jar of smoked paprika, with the poor cumin lurking in the background, being sad it isn't the star anymore:
And nothing makes me happier when I have hummus, than to also have some nice, fresh veggies. So I chopped up a red pepper and a cucumber. Yum. I had a variation on this for dinner as well...I brought some Sticks & Twigs pretzel snacks to have with my hummus in the evening, and that was amazing as well. Now look at how pretty my lunch was:
I am almost sad that I have to use other spices all month...I would probably use this one every other day if I hadn't committed to exploring my spice rack. I can't promise, though, that I won't highlight this glorious spice again.
I need to track down the rest of my pictures of dishes that I've put this in, but until that happens, here is Benjamin, working hard, again: