If you’re an avid reader it’s obvious that I like to make things and “create” as I call it. I’d love to be able to work for myself by selling my creations…maybe in my next life (after I become a star comedienne).
As I’m anxiously awaiting the eviction surgery for Herman, I really have been trying to eat better and incorporating the low carb lifestyle again. I’m such a sucker for crusty yummy bread but I have been behaving myself…some.
With that being said, I’ve been limiting my normal morning bagel and swapping for healthy low-to-no carb choices. Eggs are great but re-heating at work gets old and with the price skyrocketing (time to buy chickens – F you HOA) not the most economical. I do eat steel cut oatmeal one day per week (I know not low carb but its good for me). So last night as I was planning my meals for today I saw a can of chickpeas.
I’ve made homemade hummus before…twice actually and it came out great once. But what’s that saying, fall off the horse, get back on?!
Now I’m not the biggest fan of tahini paste or sesame oil so my hummus is probably not what a purest would like. I use chickpeas, good olive oil, fresh grated garlic, lemon juice, salt, white pepper and a smidgen of hot sauce.
I threw it all in my blender (the food processor would have been better but I’m too short to reach it and I couldn’t find the step ladder). The party blended for about 2ish minutes and I drizzled in more oil until I liked the consistency. I put it all in a container and put it in the fridge.
This morning when I opened the container it looked PERFECT. Thick but not too thick and the flavors played well together.
I cut up a cucumber and grabbed a few (last of the box actually) rye chips and was on my way.
As a chronic over-eater, I actually eat less if I’m grazing. So this is perfect for my desk. Grab, munch, take a break and repeat. My next attempt (since I’m certain the key to homemade hummus success is letting it sit) is spicy black bean hummus with sweet peppers to dip.
Other than using as a dip, do any of you eat hummus a different way? Can you put it on a sandwich? Mix it with something? Just curious.
Hope you all have a great Tuesday…oh wait, it’s Wednesday! Whoo Hoo!!