The Most Yummest of Hummus

...and bonus yellow popcorn recipe!

Running out of ideas for snacks? Try this simple & healthy hummus recipe, ready in less than 5 minutes, while the corn is popping.


• 1 can (398ml) of chick peas (or 2 cups if you cook them yourself)
• 1-2 crushed garlic cloves
• 2 tbls of tahini (sesame butter)
• ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
• The juice of 1-2 lemons, to taste
• Kosher salt to taste

1. Blend all the ingredients together until you get a smooth consistency.
2. Serve with triangles of pita bread, corn chips and veggies.

Yellow Popcorn

On the stove, like my mom used to make it!

• 2 tbls of extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric
• 1 cup of organic corn kernels
• Kosher salt to taste

In a pan, heat the olive oil on high to medium stove, add the turmeric and mix it with the oil. Then add your kernels and stir well to coat them with the yellow paste. Close the lid and let it pop until done.

Warning: DO NOT open the lid while it is popping.

Tip: Tell your children that turmeric offers protection to their cells, like gear to a hockey goaltender, or a helmet when you ride a bike. It is very good for you. If they don’t believe you, sit together and read the list of ingredients on a pouch of microwave popcorn!

My Personal Story: I do not own a microwave oven because I don’t like what it does to food. I believe it kills the taste and the vitamins in the food. When my daughter’s friend Samuel first came to our house he went: “What? You don’t have a microwave? How do you make popcorn”? I made him my yellow popcorn and he loved it!

For Mummies: This is a low calorie, no guilt, healthy snack. You can eat as much as you like, and unlike chips or other salty treats, you won’t see it on you hip and it’s even good for you. Perfect for when you get the munchies!

Throughout the 90's, Natalie Richard was famous for being the energetic VJ on MuchMusic and on FrenchKiss. Today she’s a mother who’s committed to her family’s health and nutrition.

When she realized moms think they do not have time to cook for their kids, she decided to write a cookbook for busy parents with very hungry kids. Her mission: convince rushed parents that it is possible to cook a healthy meal in 30-minutes or less.

NOW, Natalie joins Yummy Mummy TV to offer you the best of her recipes, all child approved by her daughter Dahlia and her friends.

On top of being a mom, Natalie is a family herbalist, a certified yoga teacher, she completed one year of naturopathic studies and gratuated as a health coach from from IIN (Ins.titute For Integrative Nutrition, New York). She is now a successful sommelier, travel & food writer, she published 2 cookbooks and writes a weekly Gourmet Blog on Huffington Post/Quebec and her own website