I have to share….

My sister told me my last post sounded like a total sales job.  I love sisterly honesty.

I get a few days a week to work , solo, downstairs in my workroom(s). I am so engrossed in what I do that I often forget to eat. I wish that the forgetting to eat would help me loseWeight Exercise this major muffin top I still have since Jasper was born but ,alas, it’s not wanting to leave (more on this in another post). I’ve been trying to make a few things ahead of time that I can just grab and bring downstairs to snack on while I work. I’m sure this is very interesting to everyone. Anyhow, I have to share this amazing hummus recipe from my most favorite cookbook ever – Rebar.  This hummus is not helping in the muffin top situation, but it is darn tasty!! Please try this. Really. I imagine that CanCan would really love this Bombay Hummus.

1/4 cup of canola oil1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

1- 19oz cn of chick peas

1/4 cup of cashews, roasted

juice of 1 lime

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp of ground coriander

1/2 tsp of cracked pepper

1/4 tsp of cayenne

pinch of turmeric and a pinch of cinnamon

2 tbsp chopped cilantro

2 tbsp chopped mint (I’ve made this loads of times with out the cilantro and mint and it’s still flippin’ delish!)

Gently heat the oil and ginger in a small saucepan. Let the ginger sizzle, but not brown. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, including the ginger and oil and pulse to blend. Blend to a rough paste and season to taste.

I want to post a picture about the hummus but I’ve lost my camera charger – it’s around, I just can’t find it now. Here is a picture of Benjamin snipping threads after I’ve sewn bodies. This job has beat out winding yarn into balls, which was the favorite job before. He likes the thrill of holding a sharp object. Sweet little man.

thread-snipping.jpg

Prairie Girl - January 24, 2009 - 9:33 am

My most favorite cook book as well!! I hope all of your readers listen and whips up a batch.

Happy Hummous eating! :)

Prairie Girl - January 24, 2009 - 9:34 am

oops, finger slip – whip not whips

Naomi - January 24, 2009 - 12:49 pm

Wow! I had no idea you could make hummus without tahini. Nice one.

admin - January 24, 2009 - 1:43 pm

oh. yeah. i love it without tahini and less lemon too :) i just read on your blog about the slimmers cami – i must buy one, thanks for the tip Naomi!!

pg – have you tried the amazing, amazing honey ginger dressing? the first time i made it i actually got up in the middle of the night and ate a spoonful – just the dressing. so good!!

devon - January 24, 2009 - 7:55 pm

You know I love this hummus! Thanks to you:-)

andrea - January 24, 2009 - 8:55 pm

oooh thanks! my hummus never comes out equal to what i’ve bought. isn’t that sad? i LOVE hummus but haven’t yet found a good enough recipe. i promise to try this.

Kate - January 24, 2009 - 11:32 pm

LOVE that cookbook!

Chris - January 25, 2009 - 7:02 pm

I want someone to clip my threads for me! :) In time I’m sure my little peanut will want to help make bunnies with mommy.

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) - January 26, 2009 - 12:22 am

This is the PERFECT recipe! The thing that holds me back from making hummus at home is the tahini pa$te! But I have an inside supplier of cashew nuts 😉

Yum, hubs is going to be excited!

Lauren A - January 26, 2009 - 9:58 am

Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.

Dayna - January 26, 2009 - 11:13 am

I disagree about your post sounding like a sales job. It’s all just honesty in my humble opinion. I STILL want the Plum fairy to be mine, not Abigails… your post just helps me to admit that out loud. Maybe I should get another one ordered this year… 😉

Thanks for the hummus recipe… I’ll have to try it for sure! It’s Abbie’s fave food, she might like it too. mmmmm.

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