Two days off generally results in almost a weeks worth of recipes and random posts. These past two days were slightly less eventful. Yesterday was a relaxing afternoon of occasional napping and catching up on some emails. Then I met Jamie for a picnic in the park. It was a very warm day and Jamie has summed up the recent Atlanta weather quite well. "I think we skipped spring this year and went straight to summer." I agree. It has been well into the 80's in the past few days. I miss spring. The only inclination that we are in the Atlanta spring is the incessant pollen.
Today, Ashley and I had a plan to go hiking. Sadly, there was a miscommunication and we did not go. We did however, make food! She has been asking me to make her some hummus for months. I finally came through. Everyone has their own hummus recipe and it is extremely simple to make but it seems that day in and day out, I find that people who are not avid cookers nor vegan read this blog. For them, I will drop this monster recipe on you.
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
12 oz cooked chic peas
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of cilantro (chopped)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of tahini
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Pour all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. You will need to scrape the sides of the food processor to keep it blending. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and additional olive oil.
We heated the pita bread in the oven and dipped in into the olive oil then scooped the hummus. It was a delicious afternoon snack.