It takes minutes to throw together, especially if you use canned chickpeas, and homemade hummus tastes so much better then store-bought that you'll never go back to buying ready-made.
Spiced Hot Chocolate
6 cups whole milk
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
2 cinnamon sticks
1 Thai chili pepper, halved
10 oz milk chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp local honey
l tbsp ground walnuts
In a saucepan, heat milk, vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks and chili pepper over medium heat until bubbles appear around the edges, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add chocolate and honey; cook, whisking occasionally, until chocolate is melted and honey dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Strain hot chocolate and discard solids (vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks and chili pepper). If chocolate is too thick, thin with a little more milk. Serve in small cups and offer ground walnuts and whipped cream to garnish.