Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thanks Mr. Truck Driver

Yesterday I finally received my prize for winning the April 2008 “Excel Award” at work. To win the award you have to be nominated by a peer for displaying skills like teamwork, leadership, productivity, etc. I won a Black and Decker Quick n Easy Food Processor.

I thought I would share my recipe for Hummus. I think I originally found it on All Recipes.



1 can 540 ml, drained and rinsed chickpeas
1 large OR 2 small cloves of garlic
Juice of one lemon
½ tsp. sea salt
2 TBS tahini
2 TBS Olive Oil
Smidge of water to blend

I dumped the rinsed chickpeas in the processor, crushed in a big clove of garlic, added 3 Tbs. of lemon juice, olive oil and the sea salt. I used 1 tsp. of sesame oil as a replacement for the tahini. When you turn on the processor just pour a little bit of water down the feed chute until you get that nice smooth Hummus texture. A note about the salt, if you do not have sea salt and use just regular table salt, but I would only start with a ¼ tsp. and then adjust the salt level to taste.

Black and Decker


I have this recipe written on a little scrap of blue paper that I lost behind the microwave for a few years (guess I should clean a little bit better eh?). Truly this is the BEST hummus recipe. I tried many other recipes as a replacement after I thought I had lost this one; all the others SUCKED! Sometimes we use the hummus as a replacement for tomato sauce on a pizza. Sounds disgusting, but trust me it is fantastic.

Other than that just another 5 km walk with the husband and dog. Work, then home to update the blog.

If you’re reading this, hope you had a great day! Stay tuned; I’m sure something interesting should happen sooner or later.

PS, to the Big Rig Truck Driver going East on Hwy #7 and Lakeridge Rd. THANK YOU FOR CHECKING ME OUT HARD-CORE, you made my day!



Anonymous said...

This Hummus rocks, good with fresh greek style pita!

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