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I am Stefanie. Named after "Stefanie Powers" the 80's actress. Im a 29 years old Libra and born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. I grew up in a single parent home with my younger brother. I look up to my mom who worked hard to provide for us. I am the way I am today because of them. I am HUGE on family and I am lucky enough to have all of mine close by. We are a close knit Italian family. I love the colors black, pink and white and I LOVE LOVE LOVE elephants. I have never really left Santa Monica and I am ok with that. It is a beautiful place to live and I have never taken it for granted. I married wonderful man in September. Together we have 2 dogs Betty ( the little one) & Farrah (the big one), and a fish named Mr. Lopez ( I am a huge Forgetting Sarah Marshall fan, that is why I named my fish Mr. Lopez) I am looking forward to living in the fairytale that I have always wanted. I have no complaints with life and try to live everyday to the fullest.

Homemade Cilantro Garlic Hummus

I never use cook books. I usually just eyeball everything. After creating it I go back and make it again and measure everything out. 

Tonight I had the itch to make hummus. Not just any kind though. I LOVE cilantro and garlic so I figure, why not make hummus out of it. 

Here is what I used:

  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • about 1 cub of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic (depending on how much you like garlic
  • salt
  • food processor or blender
  • lemon juice (or 2 lemons)


  1. Drain 1 can of garbanzo beans
  2. Remove stems from cilantro and toss in trash
  3. Add beans and cilantro into the food processor/blender
  4. Add about a quarter cup of the olive oil,1 clove of garlic, and lemon juice (i squeezed 1 lemon into it)
  5. Blend on the puree setting
  6. Add some more olive oil, 1 garlic clove, more lemon juice
  7. Add salt to taste
  8. Blend on the puree setting
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 until you get the texture you like. 

*** You may not need all of the olive oil. It makes the texture creamy

*** Depending on your love for garlic, you can add more or add less

*** As I blended, I tasted it. Added the salt & lemon juice when needed.

This can be modified in many ways. You may create your own yummy recipes.

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