A New View of Healthy Eating: Kids Cooking at The Farm at South Mountain: Recipes! Part 2: Simple Organic Hummus

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By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

This week at the Kids Cooking Class at The Farm at South Mountain, the kids made their own hummus with fresh herbs and wrapped it with a bamboo steamed collard green. Loved seeing the kids’ creativity. One of the hummus batches was full of cilantro and lots of fresh squeezed lemon, and the other one was made with a lot of dill.

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The timing for the herbal hummus was perfect. This week while shopping at the Old Town Scottsdale Market for the Kids Cooking Class I met Dewayne Frelix of DaddysGourmet.com in Mesa, Arizona, who grows the most intense fresh organic herbs, such as Mexican oregano, chives, marjoram, and basil.

Before I share the hummus recipe, enjoy my creation inspired by the Kids Cooking Class and the intensity of the Daddy’s Gourmet fresh herbs.  Beautiful, delicious, creamy hummus with fresh oregano and marjoram, and lots of tahini.

The simple, beautiful marjoram oregano hummus with the edible pansy!


Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating

Make Your Own Hummus: EXPERIENCE NUTRITIONTM Super Simple Organic Hummus

I’m excited to share with you the same recipe we made for the Super Bowl XLIV VIP Tailgate Party for the Super Bowl in Miami. Now you can make it, too.


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • ⅓ cup chickpea water
  • 3 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste or sesame seeds)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cumin seeds, ground
  • ⅛ tsp coriander seeds, ground (seeds from cilantro)


  1. Place all ingredients into high-speed blender (such as Vitamix) or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. After the hummus has been blended, taste and add more of any of the ingredients to suit your taste.

Interested in a fun hands-on interactive cooking class at your organization, contact Melanie Albert at 602.615.2486 or Mel@MelanieAlbert.com

“A New View of Healthy Eating” book is available now


Stop by the Downtown Phoenix Market on Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9-10am or the Old Town Scottsdale Market on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30am.  I’ll be doing cooking demos with the local Arizona goodies from these markets and I’m happy to autograph a book for you.




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