no big news today, listen to some music all the day. Just thinking what to do when I have my website and of course make some nice spread for on bread. I like to make spreads, otherwise as a vegan you don’t have much to put on your bread! Sometimes I make a toast with vegan cheese and some pineapple on it (but this is really expensive and I think not the best product for your health because it’s a refined product)
If you want to live healthy you must take the most whole food you can get, not flour but wheat flakes for example (that contains the most vitamins) Every process with the food, the product will loose some vitamins. Please keep this in your mind and you can live a much healthier live!
Back to the spread I made, this is a typical Arabic food, it’s called hummus and made out of chickpeas! I make it more thicker so it won’t fall of the bread. You can make also some sauce of it but it most be more liquid then!
How to use dried chickpeas?
I use dried chickpeas, they must be in water for at least 12 hours. So before I go to sleep or at dinner time I put them in a bowl and soak them in the water. Let’s say 3 times more water then chickpeas
After they must cook for at least 1 1/2 hour in clean fresh water, I put some wakame (seaweed) in it, they told me this combination let you digest the beans easier.
When it’s finished boiling for 1 1/2 hour and they are soft you can use them for hummus
(this is the long preparing time)
The ingredients of the hummus (a lot of hummus)
500 gram chickpeas canned or dried and prepared like above,( for more creaminess in the hummus get rid of the glassy peel from the chickpeas, by taking 1 chickpea in 2 fingers and slide the peel off)
1/2 lemon and his juice
circa 1/3 cup oatmilk or water (or try some soy yoghurt instead)
circa 4 tablespoon of oil I used flaxseed oil ( you can use olive oil also)
1 1/2 tablespoon tahini (sesame-paste)
3 cloves of garlic
circa 1/2 cup fresh parsley or maybe 1/4 cup dried parsley
circa 1/2 cup of fresh coriander
circa 3 teaspoon ground cumin
a dash of Himalayan salt
(3 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper if you like it spicy)
maybe some pepper if you like
Which tool to use
Just a food processor
a bowl to put the hummus in to set aside in the fridge
and maybe the cooking pan if you use the dried chickpeas
So how to begin
Put the chickpeas in the food processor together with the spices and garlic. Blend it and slowly pour the milk in the mixture, the lemon juice, the oil and the tahini.
And I would say when its all smooth then it’s ready to be used as a spread! And to make it more smoothier just pour in some more oil or milk, taste what you like. This recipe I don’t know exactly because I taste and make this by feeling
شهية طيب/enjoy your meal