Are any of you familiar with the song I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas? I discovered it this year and immediately fell in love with it; as a joke I sent a link to my mom telling her that was what I wanted for Christmas.
Little did I know she would actually get me one…until I find this beauty wrapped up under our Christmas tree
She’s adorable isn’t she?
My mom tells me her name is Pamela…I might have to change that 😉
Hippo apart, today I wanted to share with you a hummus recipe: I really like hummus, but for some reason I never seemed to get good results with my recipes: too garlicky, too bland, too everything-but-hummus. But I desperately wanted some hummus to have on Christmas ( since everyone else was having meat, I needed to find a good substitute), so I took out a cookbook that had a hummus recipe and used it as a base to make my own recipe.
And I finally have a succesful hummus recipe!
Inspired by Horn of the Moon Cookbook
1 1/2 cup dried chickpeas
2 garlic cloves
1 medium carrot
1/2 cup tahini
1 cup water
1/2 cup lemon
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Soak the chickpeas overnight, then cook for aprox. 1 hour, or until tender.
Chop the garlic cloves, onion and carrot.
Toss everything in a food processor (if it’s big enough) or, like I did, in a big bowl, mix well and process in more steps.
That’s it! easy-peasy.
One awesome way to have hummus? With roasted potatoes: they go perfect together!
And you can bet that bowl of hummus with the grissini were my lunch, along with a red bell pepper 😉