D and I had not had the chance to use the food processor my mom had given us for Christmas, so we decided to make hummus from scratch. It turned out beautifully. Try the recipe below to make your own-if you are feeling extra adventurous you could even use dry chick peas as opposed to canned: we simply didn't have time for that last weekend.
Homemade garlic hummus
4 garlic cloves
1.5 cups chick peas
1/2 cup tahini
juice of 1 lemon
8 dashes of tobacco green pepper hot sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons water from the chick peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
Place garlic cloves in food processor and mince. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients and puree until one consistency. Taste and add other ingredients to your liking.
We served this hummus on homemade parmesan and basil bagels. Our best bagel recipe ever! We followed the same process outlined here but used the following ingredients: 2 cups warm water, 2 packets yeast, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 3 cups bread flour, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons basil (we made a double batch=24 bagels).
Please note the photo of rising bread and a sleeping foster kitty!
Welcome to my blog. My blogging journey began about in August 2009 as a photo-a-day blog which has since transitioned to combine my love of good food and photography. Today, using as many local and fresh ingredients as we can, my boyfriend and myself spend time researching recipes, making our own adaptations, cooking, taking photos, eating, and finally reflecting on all or part of the above listed process here. I hope you take the time to not only read and look at our photos, but please cook some of the recipes yourself. You are invited and encourage to leave feedback as we continue our culinary journey!