Today I made hummus. A year or so ago I didn’t even know what hummus was. But since deciding to go vegan(ish), I figured I should try my hand at making it. So yesterday I bought a bag of dry chickpeas. I thought I had everything else I needed at home. Little did I know that tahini is so very important that hummus lovers agree that it’s not hummus without tahini. So today I bought that oh so important ingredient. And the end result was very tasty! I maybe used a bit too much garlic, but it was still really good. And lest you think for a moment that my kitchen was clean before I started making this hummus mess, think again.
Lindsey, I know. You don’t have to tell me. I’m going to wash the sponges in the dishwasher and/or throw them away. Today. Anyway, on with the photo montage.
This is basically the recipe I used. The Hummus that Changed Everything
Will I make it again? Yes, definitely, but I might get a food processor first. The blender took quite a while and I had to stop it and stir it a lot. It was frustrating.
So I’m on about day fourish now of cutting out meat, eggs, and dairy. At this point, it’s not even a big deal. I guess it’ll get harder? Not really sure. But I am knowingly sort of cheating a tad…
1. I bought pesto not realizing that it has Parmesan cheese in it. Once I discovered it, I still ate it, but I won’t buy that kind again.
2. Apparently my coffee cream, which I thought was non-dairy creamer, has a “milk derivative.” So I’m going to play dumb and pretend that I don’t know what derivative means and just go about my cream consuming business. You can mess with my meat, but you can’t mess with my coffee. Well, that just sounds bad. Anyway, at this point I’m not giving up my sugar free vanilla coffee mate. Nope.
I also made this tofu recipe and while it tasted great, it looked nothing like the picture.
I also made these black bean burger patties, except I don’t have panko breadcrumbs so I used regular breadcrumbs. I have issues with following recipes to a T.
And also this week, I had a little mix up between nutritional yeast and flax seed. That mix up has now been straightened out. Anyway, if nothing else, this will be a very good learning experience.