The quotation above is as stated by Isa Chandra Moskowitz in her book Veganomicon, the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. In preparation for my wwoofing adventures this summer, I am doing some serious downsizing on the amount of stuff that I own - including, and most difficult of all, books and cookbooks. However, the two cookbooks I use most often, and that are coming with me on the road, are hers: Veganomicon and Vegan with a Vengeance.
I remember as a recent vegetarian freshman in college the first time I tried to make hummus. I don't think I used a recipe because it didn't turn out quite right. In conversing with a friend in Nutrition 101 class about it, he pointed out the problem: I didn't use (or know of, for that matter) tahini. Nowadays, I consider myself a hummus-making expert. I wouldn't say I make it as often as I once did (almost a daily basis in college), but it is a quick, easy staple that is versatile and nutritious! And, as a grazer, it is easy for me to snack on throughout the day.
Here is a meal idea for hummus with dehydrated flax crackers. My dear friend, Brittany, gifted these crunchy crackers to me. She made them herself.