Hola everyone, how are you?
Today’s been a pretty good day. I slept in…it felt glorious, as it always does. I woke up and made myself a cup of coffee and my usual yogurt mess. I knew I’d need to gear up for my day of studying ahead.
The day started out nicely…the weather went from a beautiful blue sky to grey. As much as I love gorgeous weather, I was happy to see the grey because, honestly, I’m much better at studying when beautiful weather isn’t calling to me. Just as I settled into my studies, my fire alarm started beeping…no I wasn’t burning anything. haha The battery decided to die…haha So I got up changed (because Lord knows I was a mess) and ran to CVS for the battery, and while I was out I also stopped at Trader Joe’s for some stuff that I could remember from my grocery list.
When I got back, I fixed the detector, and made myself some popcorn, and heated up my cup of coffee that I had not had the chance to finish, yet.
After that, I got down to business again. When I was ready for a break, my friend actually messaged me and asked me to do some eBay-ing for her, while she was at work. Of course, I agreed, and well, I won it for her. Oh yes, I rock. haha :-p
After that I was inspired to be creative…in the kitchen. I decided it was TIME. Time to take my new food processor out for a spin. No pun intended. haha I decided that I would make hummus.
Some of the recipe was eyeballed – but it was pretty basic.
- 1-2 cloves of garlic (I’d personally go for less than the 2 next time, however)
- 1 can of chick peas (drain and reserve the drained liquid)
- 2-3 tablespoons of tahini
- The juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Hot sauce, to taste
I really like how this came out. Smooth…and no need for oil! It might be a little bit too garlicy (nothing horrible though, my cloves were just pretty big) so I might reduce the garlic a little next time. Overall, I’m really happy with how it came out!!
I chopped up the garlic prior to putting it in the food process so it would really get pulverized.
I put the garlic and the chick peas in the food processor together.
The chunktastic puree that was produced haha.
After that, I added the everything else to the mixture (tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper and hot sauce).
I love hot sauce.
The lemon graveyard.
THIS, my friends, was my finished product. Smooth, creamy, has a little kick and very yummy. Very happy! I cannot wait to try out new flavors and whatnot.
*Oh, to add…I did add 2-3 tablespoons of the chick pea liquid to smooth it out at the end!
I based my own recipe on a recipe of Ina Garten’s which didn’t include oil. Although yes, extra virgin olive oil is good for you, I wanted to see how it would turn out without the added fat. — Result: Really good.
Now, after going through all the trouble to make that hummus (okay, it was no trouble at all, it took maybe 10 minutes max, haha), I HAD to include it in dinner, right!? I baked myself up a sweet potato, and added a dollop of hummus, hot sauce (yes, more) and seasoning to that bad boy.
I also had some corn and string cheese (not pictured).
An elegant meal, right? haha
FYI – I just want to add that I do not post everything I eat…just because it would take me forever. haha
I’m off to study my booty off some more! Mon examen français est demain à 8H. Oyyy. haha (Translation: My french exam is 8am tomorrow morning.)
I hope you are doing splendidly!!!
Peace, Love & Munchies.