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Magical Curried Hummus is perfect comfort food, if you crave salt and spice when you’re looking to eat some feelings.
YOU GUYS! Before we get to the Magical Curried Hummus recipe, this post is going to dive right into TMI town, because I am super excited to talk to you about the company sponsoring this recipe: THE DIVACUP! They asked me to create a “period food recipe,” and nothing says comfort food to me like rich, salty, curry flavors.
Related: Rainbow Hummus
Gentlemen, you can scroll on past the next two sections of this post, because they are just for the ladies.
What is a DivaCup?
LADIES! Let me tell you all about The DivaCup! I am a long-time Diva user (over 10 years!), and I am so happy to see this product making it more into the mainstream.
The DivaCup is a reusable menstrual cup made from healthcare-grade silicone. Like a tampon, you insert it during your period, but unlike a tampon, you can wear The DivaCup for up to 12 hours! Plus, you don’t have to buy a new one every month. You wash it with soap or DivaWash, store it in its cute little fabric bag, and you are ready to rock next month.
I somehow lost my DivaCup a few weeks ago (How?? Where is it??). It felt like an extra bummer, because I was sure that I was in for a rough time finding a replacement. When I got my original cup, I had to scour Atlanta for a store that carried them.
It is so convenient that more conventional stores now carry The DivaCup! Perfect for a space cadet like me or someone who wants to pick one up without having to hike all over town to find one. I got my new DivaCup at the Rite Aid on Briarcliff Road.
One thing I was surprised to learn while working on this sponsorship is that women have been using menstrual cups since the 1930s, but they never really broke into the mainstream until recently. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Pads and tampons are big business, since you have to buy them every single month. That makes them big business.
You only have to replace The DivaCup once a year! That works out to $40/year, rather than the $150/year average that women spend on pads and tampons.
Plus – let’s be honest – there is a learning curve when you switch to a menstrual cup. You do have to get the hang of inserting The DivaCup correctly, and the method that works best depends a lot on your body. I hope you won’t let that stop you, though! Learning to use tampons took trial and error, but you made it happen. I promise that once you get The DivaCup inserted properly, you quickly forget it’s even in there. It’s the only menstrual product I’ve ever used that’s let me just forget I’m on my period for half the day.
Why use The DivaCup?
The average woman uses between 300 and 420 pads and tampons per year. All of those single-use pads and tampons end up in our landfills, which is bad news for the environment. Switching to a plastic-free DivaCup reduces waste and saves you money in the long run.
I really can’t recommend The DivaCup enough! I’ve been singing its praises for so many years and am thrilled that I got the chance team up with them to spread the word about it!
One thing to keep in mind: The DivaCup is still technically considered a medical device. Check out their user guide before you insert yours for the first time – it’s full of helpful tips on how to fold and insert it. And, of course, if you have any health concerns, talk to your doctor.
But back to that Magical Curried Hummus!
Whether you’re sating a period craving or just want a super delicious, incredibly easy-to-make dip, this curried hummus is going to rock your socks. It’s got all of my favorite things going on: spicy ginger and curry flavors with rich, creamy coconut milk to balance it out.
It’s perfect for when you’re feeling worn out and crampy – just dump the ingredients into the blender, puree, and eat. I love dipping chips, crackers, and veggies into my Magical Curried Hummus!
Look at how easy it is to make this curried hummus!
Magical Curried Hummus
- 1 15 ounce can chickpeas - drained
- 1/4 cup roasted red pepper
- 1/2 cup sliced carrot - You don't have to mince, but your blender will have an easier time if you at least precut them a little bit.
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon red curry powder
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil - optional, for drizzling
- In your blender or food processor, combine everything but the sesame oil. Puree until smooth.
- Transfer to your serving bowl, drizzle with sesame oil, and devour!