Last weekend I went on a quick trip down to my college town of Decorah, Iowa with my dear college friend Aimée. She was in Minneapolis visiting from Port Townsend, Washington for our mutual friends B's and D's wedding, and it was a great celebration. I did all the flowers (photos to come!). After the wedding, we had a quick little day trip through southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. I made hummus to take along on our trip, and it was positively delicious and so easy, and I wanted to share it with you. I generally think bean dip is the perfect travel food. It is the perfect quick and easy thing to make for meals, snacks, picnics, etc etc etc. And the ingredients really couldn't be simpler: quality canned chickpeas, roasted red pepper, capers, lemon, fresh garlic, and olive oil. Together they create a rich and flavorful hummus, full of fresh flavor that jazzes up raw veggies, wraps, chips or crackers, or even cold hamburger patties (our breakfast in the car on Saturday morning).