|Boston Vegetarian Society booth 10/31/10|
I visited the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Sunday afternoon. I was very surprised that there was no quinoa booth. I walked the floor three times, tasted dessert hummus, and sipped on hemp milk, but I couldn't find anything with quinoa.
The Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus booth had six different sweet hummus treats. I tasted the pumpkin pie flavored hummus...delicious.
I wondered how to eat dessert hummus when I got home and tried to describe it to my son. I mean, I suppose it is good enough to eat off a spoon, but somehow that seemed a little heavy. I bring a tiramisu cheese ball with graham crackers to my brother's house every Christmas Eve. My son said we can't mess with that tradition, so I suggested perhaps I could serve pumpkin pie hummus with graham crackers on Thanksgiving.
However, it turns out there may be a better idea. When I tweeted about my trip to the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival and dessert hummus, @PretzelCrisps tweeted back that Pretzel Crisps go well with dessert hummus and they would like to deliver treats to me. They will be here this afternoon. I am so excited.
Now I need to find dessert hummus to eat with the pretzel crisps delivery.
Mother Nut's Carob Peppermint Almond Butter Cookies
I tasted the most amazing cookies at the festival. These cookies are moist and chewy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I read over the ingredients today and found that quinoa is the second ingredient, so I guess I managed to find some quinoa at the festival after all.
The cookies were created by a mother with a son who
If you get a chance to nosh on these cookies, go for it.
Don't let the carob frighten you. In fact, I think the name of these cookies is misleading. Yes, there is carob, but the chocolate chips overwhelm the carob flavor. And the peppermint is muted, barely discernible. The overall flavor is deep and dark, reminiscent of molasses.
Boston, You're My Home
Eating those cookies reminds me it has been too long since I last had Durgin Park's Indian Pudding. 'Tis the season.
You can see in the photo above just how pretty the city was when we were driving home.
I love that dirty water...
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