Three Great Appetizers

David Mendosa Health Guide January 01, 2006
  • The best appetizers are healthy, simple, and tasty. I think that the minimum requirements of healthy foods for people with diabetes are foods that won’t raise your blood glucose level much have no trans fats, and little or no saturated fat. A substantial amount of fiber is a plus. There must be ma...

17 Comments
  • yoda
    Jul. 06, 2011

    This is made with cnaoloa oil so I will not buy it.  Look for hummus made with olive oil.  Caola oil is GMO and toxic to your liver.  Better yet make your own.

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    Ahmad
    Dec. 01, 2010

    Excellent work...Ahmad

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    tina
    Aug. 24, 2007
    here's another link: http://hummus.jp/index_en.html
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    tina
    Aug. 24, 2007
    the hummus from Syria...
    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Aug. 24, 2007
      Dear Tina,

      Ok. I'm game. Can you send me a regular supply?
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      Tina
      Aug. 24, 2007
      I will find out where/if there is a distributor in the US - I'm not sure where you are based but if you are in the NY area there's a fabulous Syrian store called Oriental Pastry & Grocery that makes it in-house - heaven
    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Aug. 25, 2007
      Dear Tina,

      Thank you. But NY is too far to go even for the world's best hummus. I live in Colorado.
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    Joanne
    Oct. 01, 2006
    I'm from Washington, where the apples are great and make a tasty combination with your favorite hummus. Just slice up the apple, put on a plate with a large scoop of hummus, then dip and enjoy. A very satisfying and filling snack or light meal.
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    Cindy
    Jul. 01, 2006
    Thank you for the information on hummus. I like it a lot and am glad to know it's healthy for me.
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    Edith Frank
    Feb. 01, 2006
    *Trader Joe makes a pretty good guacamole. * I find that a slice of cucumber is a great low carb way to deliver dips. David's Response Lucky you. We don't have a single Trader Joe's in Colorado! Your suggestion of cucumber slices is an excellent one, Edith. Thanks.
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    Deena
    Jan. 06, 2006
    One great appetizer is amazing and simple: Cut an apple in Half (Granny Smith is great); core it; on each half put a low-fat slice of cheese. Microwave for 30-40 seconds. YUM and so simple. I use spicy 2% low-fat cheese and put 1/2 of slice on each piece of apple. On weight watchers it is only 2 points this way! Very filling!
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    Martin
    Jan. 03, 2006
    This is for Viky - here's a recipe for Huumus you can make in 5 minutes: Hummus - low cholesterol, low fat 1/8 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 5 drops Tabasco 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 can chick peas, drained dash of chilli powder (optional) 3 Tabs Greek yogurt 1/4 cup water (if necessary,) Combine everything being careful with any water so that it...
    RHMLucky777
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    This is for Viky - here's a recipe for Huumus you can make in 5 minutes: Hummus - low cholesterol, low fat 1/8 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 5 drops Tabasco 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 can chick peas, drained dash of chilli powder (optional) 3 Tabs Greek yogurt 1/4 cup water (if necessary,) Combine everything being careful with any water so that it doesn't end up too liquid
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    betnich
    Jan. 03, 2006
    I like Trader Joe's Cilantro and the Black Olive Hummus. I can't find the Sabra brand at my local Ralph's (Kroger) but they have Athenos and Tribe of Two Sheiks, sometimes on sale. And of course there is the Middle-East mini-mart a few block from where I live...
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    vicki abbott
    Jan. 02, 2006
    Oops -- I was referring to the hummus. Forgot to mention that.
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    vicki abbott
    Jan. 02, 2006
    can you give us the name of the distributor? I don't think it's available in Portland, Oregon, but maybe I can convince them that there' a market here. Maybe Trader Joe's would carry it, they're into idiosyncratic foods. David’s Response J C Wright Sales Company (http://web.inetba.com/jcwrightsalesco/) distributes Sabra hummus in the Pacific...
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    can you give us the name of the distributor? I don't think it's available in Portland, Oregon, but maybe I can convince them that there' a market here. Maybe Trader Joe's would carry it, they're into idiosyncratic foods. David’s Response J C Wright Sales Company (http://web.inetba.com/jcwrightsalesco/) distributes Sabra hummus in the Pacific Northwest, according to Howie Klagsbrun, vice president for sales for the manufacturer, Blue and White Foods. The distributor’s phone number is 1( 800) 275-0456. Howie added that you should be able to buy the product at the Costco in Portland and at the Kroger chain there.
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    Christy
    Jan. 02, 2006
    I found a great delivery device for dips of this type - a spoon! :)
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    Martin
    Jan. 02, 2006
    Couldn't agree more with most of your comments re Humus. I eat it very often on toast for breakfast and even spread on top of that other wonderful (British) thing, Marmite! A word of caution on the fat content though as most of the proprietary ones tend to be quite high. I make my own low-fat version by omiting the tahini & using yogurt & a very...
    RHMLucky777
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    Couldn't agree more with most of your comments re Humus. I eat it very often on toast for breakfast and even spread on top of that other wonderful (British) thing, Marmite! A word of caution on the fat content though as most of the proprietary ones tend to be quite high. I make my own low-fat version by omiting the tahini & using yogurt & a very little olive oil.