Yeah, as you can see I'm still on the vegetarian bandwagon. I'm just still working through some of my food issues, so while that happens, I hope you enjoy vegetarian fare. I'm sure come Thanksgiving I'll be making cauldrons full of turkey soup, we'll see when we get there.
I got on the elevator this morning with a middle aged man, he had salt and pepper hair, and was about my height - I'm five two people, this was not a big man. I noticed that he had a back pack on, which struck me funny that a middle aged man, seemingly on the way to his professional job would chose a backpack, over say a briefcase, or a man's carry all. I was getting off on the seventh floor, he the fourth. As he exited the elevator, I noticed that the back of his backpack had his initials sewed into it, JED. Now this seemed too weird for me, as he exited it was more like he was in seventh grade on his way to science class, not fifty-ish and on his way to work. Am I wrong, are monogrammed backpacks a little too immature for the workplace? I don't know, It just struck me odd this morning.
A few years ago CB's office had a little open house party for all their clients. Basically it was just appetizers, wine and aren't we great, don't you love us conversation. CB has two bosses, it's a husband and wife team which I think is so great and so super crazy at the same time, if CB and I worked together, I'm sure one of us would not make it out alive. Anyway, when I got to the party, his female boss did hugs and kisses and then proceeded to tell me what kind of food they were offering in the way of appetizers. When we got to the hummus display she said "and we have this lovely whooooo-maaahhs. I shit you not this is how she pronounced it, I nearly burst out laughing, spraying bits of spittle all over her face. I thought she was kidding. She wasn't. I said to CB; "did you have any of the whooo-maaahs", he quickly shushed me, "they both pronounce it that way". Both of his bosses, husband and wife, pronounced it this way - the whole night I nearly peed myself every time anyone got near the hummus display. Am I wrong, is this the way its supposed to be pronounced, I assumed it was pronounced phonetically hum-mus (hummus), not whooomaaahhs. Anyway - now in the house this is how we pronounce it, because it brings a smile to our face, and because we are super mature.
This recipe is from the Best Light Recipes from America's Test Kitchen. It's another winner.
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
6 tbs water
3 tbs juice from one large lemon
2 tbs tahini
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 small garlic clove minced
Pinch cayenne pepper
1.Process the chickpeas, water, lemon juice, tahini, 2 tsp of the oil, salt, garlic and cayenne together in the food processor until very smooth, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the flavors meld, about 30 minutes. (The hummus covered can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bring to temperature and season with additional lemon juice, salt, and cayenne as needed before serving.) To serve, make a well in the center of the hummus, drizzle with remaining teaspoon of olive oil in the well.
Per 1/4 Cup Serving: Call 100; Fat 5g; Sat Fat .5g; Chol 0mg; Carb 10g; Protein 4g; Fiber 3g; Sodium 320mg
Rating = Damn Good