Librarian Valerie Davis let us enter into her world of the new four food groups: fruit, vegetables, grains and beans. Valerie's family has thrived for years on their vegegarianism which includes eggs and dairy. We saw two of Valerie's six children, Luke and Eric, who are fine examples of young vegetarians.
We got to taste and see how to make four delicious
examples of hummus which include traditional chick pea dip, but also some interesting
variations on a theme such as black beans, white beans, and spicy jalapenos. Lovely vegetables and yummy pita chips rounded
out the tasting experience. Valerie even showed us how to peel a fine tuber
called jicama which was crunchy and flavorful. The Vitamix blender is super
high powered, but a regular blender would do the trick if you want to try this
at home. Tips: roll your lemons and limes before juicing to get the most juice,
crush your garlic before peeling, and cut up those broccoli stems for great
soup fillers or elegant crudités.