Okay, I’m already ready for the weekend. Running on a bad’s night sleep thanks to a freaked-out chihuahua standing on me (still not sure why) and a sinus headache made today drag. And I didn’t cram in the running I wanted to – sigh. Tomorrow … maybe. I did try two new recipes today, for lunch I tried Gena’s Digestive-Friendly Hummus which turned out to be a challenge with dried garbanzo beans, but worth it.
Notice how mine looks a little more chunkier then Gena’s, I followed the cooking instructions on the bag of dried beans to boil the beans for 2 minutes, then soak in the water for 2 hours before using. But they still seemed drier than canned and produced a gritty-like texture in the food processor. I added about 1/2 cup of water to the food processor and got the texture much closer to Gena’s, but still a little thicker. It was fine for dipping and tasted very smooth. The cumin went beautifully with the beans, so much so that I might add a little more to the next round. And I’ll have to try the overnight soaking method, then cooking on the stove top for a smoother texture.
The last batch of zucchini hummus I made did not sit so well and I suspected the tahini had something to do with that, though could not find similar complaints online. But this one did digest much better not mixing tahini with the beans, something that my digestive system tends to have a fit about.
For dinner, I tried a new recipe from Kristen Suzanne’s Sides and Snacks book – Flying Dragon Broccoli.
Because I have a thing for raw broccoli mashes and you’ve probably figured. This recipe combined raisins and olives and it was very good, mixing unique flavors. The Kalamata olive flavor was maybe a little too strong when I hit a chunk, I probably should have chopped them smaller to distribute the flavor. But still good and simple to prepare.