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High Protein Edamame Wasabi Hummus

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Confession: I have been buying my hummus the last couple of weeks. Also, pre-cooked beans. And too much chocolate ← I blame Aaron. He keeps picking up “treats” and I keep eating them.

The house-hunting process sucked most of the life out of me this last month and I am feeling pretty fried. I knew it would be intense, but I underestimated just how hot the market is in all of our desired neighborhoods. Not as bad as San Francisco I’m told, though does it really matter when condos are averaging 18-20 offers and all-cash buyers are swooping in from Dubai? Sidenote: How are there so many all-cash buyers?

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Right before Aaron and I got serious about starting our search, he happened to listen to a podcast about a nice little “bubble” happening in Boston, SF, LA, and NYC. A local agent from Brookline was interviewed and talked about how her last listing ended up with 26 offers and sold for $100k over ask price. We laughed, in that horrified/exasperated sort of way, and then because the agent didn’t disclose the price, we both agreed it must have been a million dollar or more place. Oh, how very naive of us.

Fast-forward three rejected offers later, and paying $100k more than ask is the new normal in our price range. We realized we couldn’t even consider looking at homes anywhere near the top of our budget because we needed that $100k of negotiating room. Except, that wasn’t enough to get our offers accepted, because the new normal also includes scratching the inspection and financing contingencies—something we swore we would never do because it’s just plain stupid. I’ve watched enough HGTV to know how that pans out.

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Just as we were both approaching full-force buyer burnout, with me going on several weeks of insomnia and Aaron declaring the process a waste of everyone’s time, we found a listing so “us”, we made the decision to go all in (and honestly, bow out for a while if our offer was rejected). It was calculated stupidity. At the advice of our buyer’s agent, we asked our lender what it would take to get a commitment letter so we could remove the financing contingency with some degree of comfort. It turns out—nothing. Because Aaron uses this bank for his business and we had already given them three years’ worth of our records, they gave us that letter the very same day.

And so, with commitment letter in hand, no inspection contingency (more calculated stupidity), room to go over ask, and flexibility on closing, we finally (finally) bought a home! We did an information-only inspection Saturday morning and thank goodness, nothing major to fix. I promptly fell asleep at 7:45pm that night and then slept for twelve hours.

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The appraisal is the next major hurdle and if you could please send some good vibes our way that the bank catches up with the market, we would be so appreciative. If you’re in a similar boat, I’m also sending good vibes your way. And hummus. I’m sending that too.

With my extra sleep, I’m feeling like I now have the energy to use my food processor outside of culinary school assignments. I still bought canned beans (shhhh! don’t tell), but at least I didn’t buy the hummus. There will be a celebration and sit-on-the-beach-drink-mojitos vacation in order when all of this is done. Drinks on me and my empty bank account.

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High Protein Edamame Wasabi Hummus

High Protein Edamame Wasabi Hummus | picklesnhoney.com

High Protein Edamame Wasabi Hummus

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 3 cups


Prep Time: 10 mins

Creamy hummus with a kick of wasabi and an extra big dose of protein. A good response to the oft-asked, quasi-annoying question, "...but where do vegans get their protein?" Beans, y'all!

High Protein Edamame Wasabi Hummus | picklesnhoney.com

High Protein Edamame Wasabi Hummus

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces frozen shelled organic edamame, cooked & cooled slightly
  • 15 ounces (1 can) cooked chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder (I used Eden Foods brand)
  • sea salt to taste
  • black sesame seeds for garnish

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 3 cups

Prep Time: 10 mins

Creamy hummus with a kick of wasabi and an extra big dose of protein. A good response to the oft-asked, quasi-annoying question, "...but where do vegans get their protein?" Beans, y'all!

Instructions

  • In your food processor, add all of the ingredients and process for 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides, until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.
  • Add salt to taste (I typically find I need about a teaspoon, but start out with a little and go from there). Pulse to mix.
  • Transfer to your favorite bowl and garnish with black sesame seeds.
  • Serve the hummus with crispy rice crackers, as a dip for veggie sticks, on top of a salad, or as a sandwich spread—however you see fit!

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  1. Oh my, so many gems here! “Calculated stupidity”, “drinks on me and my empty bank account”, etc. But you both survived! You and Aaron are living proof that normal people (you know, non-celebs, Dubai princes, trust-fund kids, or Fortune 500 CEOs) can live in a crazypants city and buy your own home! I’m so excited for you and happy that things worked out. And, that kitchen shot you shared on Instagram is hands-down gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what goodies you cook up (and photograph!) there.

    Xx

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, J! It was starting to feel like we would never be able to buy. There is such little inventory! And apparently quite a few people with lots and lots of cash buying “investment” properties to rent out (I think this will actually be bad for the neighborhood long-term based on what’s happening with the buildings that are basically dorms near me, but that’s a whole other issue).
      Anyway, yes – we are so excited (and scared, but mostly excited). I realized during inspection that the kitchen has two sinks!! Somehow I missed this the first two times…must have been blinded by all of the natural light pouring in. 😉
      xoxo

  2. Ashley says

    Wow–what an ordeal! I’m so glad everything finally worked out for you and my fingers are crossed that the remaining steps go smoothly. Congratulations!

    The hummus also looks dynamite. I’m a big fan of the Trader Joe’s edamame hummus but homemade is always better 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      I haven’t tried the TJ’s edamame hummus, but maybe I will pick some up the next time I get lazy with my hummus. 😉

      1. Kait says

        Just make sure it isn’t still being recalled! At least I think it was one of the zillion items that was last week…

      2. Amanda says

        Oh crap, you’re right! Okay, let’s all stick to homemade.

  3. Yay! Congrats on the house! Sending good vibes your way for sure.

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you! And yes – keep the good vibes coming!

  4. Kait says

    I’m exhausted just READING this and I don’t even understand half of it…although that may be the lunchtime beers playing in.

    More importantly, CONGRATS!!!!! *happy dance* and yuuuuum

    1. Amanda says

      Oh, you have no idea the exhaustion…I’m so spent. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions for sure. I could use some lunchtime beers…

      1. Kait says

        You deserve them! Make sure you take some time for self-care now that you’ve found a place. And don’t forget to celebrate that AND all your hard work. *takes mom hat off* 😉

      2. Amanda says

        You are seriously the best, Kait. xoxo

  5. rika@vm says

    Haha, I understand your frustration. Doni does the same thing, he keeps picking up junk food & treats and I eat them right away such as Beanfields chips or even a caramel gelato. Funny story about Brookline (it’s a nice city though, good schools, etc) – my partner’s sister lives there and I’ve met competitive real estate agents to show her apartment around, etc and the listing/price ranges are ridiculous! Anyhow congratulations on your new home, wishing you all the very best settling in! Wow, Amanda, your hummus looks absolutely lovely with wasabi & edamame, miam – yay for rice vinegar, I have tons of them in my pantry; it’s a very versatile condiment for Asian cuisine!

    1. Amanda says

      Those Beanfields chips are so good! I can’t keep that stuff at home…no self-control. 🙂
      Wow, small world! The Brookline real estate market is so crazy right now. We’re leaving to move to Boston (also crazy, though slightly less so). I’m a little sad to switch neighborhoods, but we’ll only be a ten minute drive away. And if we have a kid, who knows, we might be back for the schools!

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