Gluten-free Cookie Dough Dip

Wow, has it really been more than a month since my last post? That is totally unacceptable! Well, I hope you accept my deepest apologies for my long absence. It has been quite a crazy, busy last few weeks at work, which has been leaving me mentally (and physically) exhausted, not to mention my health has been a bit wacky.

My stomach issues are improving but I’m still under supervision by a gastroenterologist and I have a follow-up appointment on Monday to go over some additional tests after my colonoscopy last month. (You should be glad I was absent from blogging – I was thinking of live blogging the prep portion of the test…I figured that doesn’t go too well with a food blog…)

My appetite still isn’t 100 percent so I’ve been laying low recently. Brett and I haven’t been eating out as much as usual recently, although we did try a new breakfast spot in nearby Peabody, which I’ll post a review one of these days in the near future. I also still have a couple of brief updates from my quickie trip to Disney in early May.

If you’ve been following my blog for the last few months, you may have noticed an increase in gluten-free recipes. Well, that’s a hint as to why I’m seeing a GI specialist. There is a possibility that I may have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. Even if my tests don’t come back positive, I more than likely in the next few months will be going gluten-free to help alleviate some of the painful migraines and fibromyalgia symptoms that I’ve been enduring recently.

Today, I wanted to share with you this gluten-free, dairy-free, potentially sugar-free recipe for a cookie dough dip that will have you begging for more. Surprisingly, it’s secret ingredient is (gasp!) – beans!

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White Bean and Garlic Scape Hummus

Cannellini bean and garlic scape hummusDuring the first few weeks of our CSA, we were receiving tons of garlic scapes. I already showed you the easy pesto you can make but another super quick and very tasty recipe is this cannellini, or white bean, and garlic scape hummus dip that I found on Farmer Dave’s recipe section that is originally from the New York Times.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (3-4 scapes)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

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