Day 10, in which we catch up with ourselves

Today we are back on track and are actually having what the meal planner says we should be having – yay!

One day I PROMISE I’m going to make my own hummus – today is not that day! I want to use this recipe from Nigella:

  • 800 grams chickpeas (2 cans)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled)
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (or more as needed)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes (or 1 teaspoon pouring salt)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 5 tablespoons greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (to serve)
  • pitta breads (or bread sticks, tortillas or crackers to serve)

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Put the garlic clove, chickpeas, 3 tablespoons oil, peanut butter, lemon juice, salt and cumin into a food processor and blitz to a knobbly purée.
Add 4 tablespoons of the Greek yogurt and process again; if the hummus is still very thick add another 1–2 tablespoons yogurt and the same of oil. (This will often depend on the chickpeas, as different sorts make the hummus thicker or not.)
Taste for seasoning, adding more lemon juice and salt if you feel it needs it.
On serving, mix the chopped peanuts with the paprika and sprinkle on top if you wish, and put an array of bits and pieces to eat with or dip in, as you see fit.
Additional information – for gluten free serve with something appropriate, such as crudites.

We are lucky in that, right now, we don’t have any food allergies so can do this – swap the peanut butter out for tahini if you can, but watch the amounts because imnsho, it makes things a bit claggy with mouth feel. Tahini, is basically peanut butter made with sesame seeds, if you have a fav hummus recipe (and no allergies) try swapping out peanut butter for your tahini. It’s MUCH cheaper to!

Tons of crudites, pita bread. I was a bit gutted that Aldi didn’t have any of their vac packed tappas things today – naughty Aldi! I do like their hummus though.

No picture today because it’s bloody hummus and everyone knows what that looks like – but I promise one for tomorrow!

Old Cub:

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New Cub:

Love, peace and pizza!


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