--Celebrity chef Art Smith, Chef Art was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 after complications from the disease killed his father and grandfather. That's when he learned how to eat smarter and lost 120 pounds.
WE DID IT AGAIN! Our Third Annual Hummus at Humiston event for kids from Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program in need of mentors was a success! This event is a favorite of the staff at Youth Guidance because the weather is always perfect in November, the food is awesome, and the local farmers are at the Green Market with their fall bounties of squash, tomatoes, and kale.
|Sid Banack of Countryside Citrus|
|Kevin O'Dare (right) talks with a volunteer and a youth about "why" organic.|
|Stopping at Florida Veggies and More|
|Alex Gomez of Pure Produce (hydroponically grown veggies)|
|The karate demonstration was great!|
|"We made it ourselves!"|
- One 16-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed
- 2 Tablespoons tahini (sesame seed butter)
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or 5-10 black olives)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
- Artichoke-lemon hummus: Add 1 cup artichoke hearts and an extra 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Sun-dried tomato hummus: Add 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
The best part of our Third Annual Hummus at Humiston event? One child is now matched with a mentor for the next year!! Bam! Thank you to all the volunteers at the event.
Foods filled with fiber - like the garbanzo beans in hummus, and fruits and veggies, are the foods that help prevent diabetes. Eat more of the good foods! Bon apetit!