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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Have you ever read that 5 Love Languages book? Well it's this weird (and surprisingly useful) book based around a personality quiz in the back. You and your partner take the quiz at the end of the book and tally up how many times you chose certain letters (kinda like those sex/style quizzes that used to be in that cosmo magazine). The letter, or two, that you picked the most represents your love language (the way you communicate affection and receive affection). My two highest scores were in "touch" and "quality time," which means that I need lotsa hugs and hangs. After reading the book and taking the quiz several times (results are always the same), I've come to the realization that the book has a lot of bullshit between the covers. However, keeping the results in mind when communicating with my family (BandMan, VegKid, ChefMom, etc.) has drastically improved our relationships from good to better.

There is just one big area the quiz got wrong: I may receive affection from others when they communicate with me using touch and quality time, but I definitely show my love for others in the kitchen. Here's an example, FireNips is sick. He's been sick for a couple of days and it sucks. He likes spicy foods; so I made him this dip. It's pretty great if I do say so myself. I didn't seed the jalapenos because, well, the entire house loves the spice, but if you aren't that into it just scoop the seeds out before you roast the peppers.

2 fresh jalapenos, roughly chopped
3/4 c cashews
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp hummus
1/4 c nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves
  1. Pop those jalapenos in the oven and crank it up to 500; by the time the oven's preheated the jalapenos should be roasted and maybe a bit charred in some spots, which is good.
  2. Blend together all ingredients and devour.


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