Posts Tagged ‘Hummus’

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

I remember the first time I bit into fresh falafel.

Mike and I were in Amman, Jordan on our honeymoon, out and about just strolling along arm-in-arm, the way you’d expect people on their honeymoon to do. We passed a guy frying up falafel on a street corner; simultaneously, Mike’s stomach growled and I inhaled deeply, asking what that amazing smell was.

You know we had to stop and get some. (more…)

Quick Smoky Red Pepper Hummus and Baked Pita Chips

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Quick Smoky Red Pepper Hummus and Baked Pita Chips

My hubby, Mike, who grew up in the Middle East, doesn’t go for any kind of “flavored” hummus.

No crazy additions of things like pumpkin (at the mention of that, he gave me a shocked/horrified look and muttered, Do people really do that?; my reply, Why yes, yes they do.), sundried tomato, pesto, or even roasted garlic (because of course garlic should be raw in hummus!).

The word “hummus” in Arabic actually refers to chickpeas themselves (and what we think of as hummus is called Hummous bil Tahina or M’sebaha), so of course chickpeas is the only legume that should be used. According to my hubby, none of these creative uses for other legumes like white beans, edamame, black beans, or red lentils. (more…)

Breakfast Tostada {With Spinach + Hummus}

Monday, February 25th, 2013


So, about bananas. I’ve been buying them like crazy because Mike’s on one of his breakfast kicks (remember his orange phase?). Lately he’s been eating a banana a day for breakfast, but until about a week ago he refused to touch a banana that had a single brown spot on it. Even just the slightest hint of a brown spot and he wasn’t having it. (more…)

Warm Caramelized Onion + Chickpea Spread

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Warm Caramelized Onion + Chickpea Spread

I’ve been finding myself making fusion-type dishes more frequently lately. To name a few, Indian-spiced burgers with tamarind chutney and fresh mint, rolled up in hot naan instead of being sandwiched between a bun…Greek-flavored enchiladas, with garlicky marinated chicken, feta, tomato sauce, and beautiful briny Kalamata olives…boeuf Bourguignon served pot pie-style, enrobed in a melt-in-your-mouth tender, flaky pastry crust. (more…)

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