I write this blog to give you a refreshing approach about what to eat and how to live in a way that makes you feel energized, inspired and alive.
Today’s post is about two of those things – eating well and feeling inspired.
It isn’t often that we come across celebrities, especially professional athletes, who are not only talented but also motivating, gracious and humble.
In the process of doing a fact check for this post, I came across the MVP acceptance speech from the person whose name inspired today’s dish – Stephen Curry from the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
Talk about someone who is energized, inspired and alive!
Even if you’ve never watched an NBA game in your life, it’s worth listening to his acceptance speech. In his closing, he had this to say:
Be the best version of yourself in everything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story […] It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have […] All you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you choose to do in this life and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to.
Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day. And I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves, be humble and be grateful for all the blessings in your life.
WOW. Pretty incredible, right??
I had the opportunity to watch Steph Curry play in person back in 2008 during Davidson’s upset over Gonzaga in the NCAA playoffs. My family was spending Easter in Raleigh, North Carolina, and there happened to be a few playoff games that weekend that we got tickets to see.
Curry (#30 below) scored 40 points in that game, with 30 of those points coming in the second half alone. You could tell there was something special about him. He is always in my fantasy basketball team without fail! Curry always seems to send me right to the top of the fantasy basketball rankings.
Now, it’s time for the “Curry” recipe that his name inspired! 🙂
Curry is a blend of spices that is common in Indian food and serves as the flavor base for this EASY hummus recipe.
Growing up, I was never very adventurous when it came to food, but over the past few years, I’ve learned to love the bold flavors of spices like ginger, coriander, turmeric, and cumin that often make up a traditional curry powder.
This curried hummus has a little bit of a kick to it (and that’s coming from someone who is SUPER sensitive to anything remotely spicy), but it’s not overpowering.
It’s loaded with flavor and would make a perfect dip for veggies, crackers, chips or whatever other dippables you have on hand!
Creamy Curried Hummus
This Indian-inspired hummus makes a delicious dip for your favorite veggies or pretzels (I love Mary’s Gone Crackers’ brand!) or as a spread for sandwiches.
- 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice (fresh)
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
Put all ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor and process until mostly combined. Scrape down the sides with a spatula as needed.
Stream in olive oil (through hole on top of food processor) and process until hummus is creamy. Serve immediately or store in a glass container in the fridge. It won’t last long!