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I just returned from my second vacation to New Zealand. Pumpkin and kumara (sweet potato) are eaten frequently in that country. Here is an easy to prepare and tasty hummus recipe that helps incorporate more cancer-fighting carotenoids from pumpkin or sweet potato (kumara) into your diet.

  • 1 cup cooked and drained garbanzo beans (or chick-peas)
  • 1/2 cup cooked and pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (or to taste)

Put all ingredients into your food processor and mix until smooth. Hummus is a beautiful very light orange color. Makes ~1-1/2 cups. Recipe can easily be doubled.

I use hummus on everything: as a sandwich spread, topping for baked potatoes, spread on crackers, and as a vegetable dip. This amount lasts less than a week in our home.

Note: I purchase dry garbanzo beans in the grocery store and cook my own at home, freezing them in 1-cup portions. This method is far cheaper than purchasing canned, plus I don’t have to rinse off all the high-salt liquid.


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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