I love you Hummus!

I love Hummus! I have always liked it but now that I am more and more into only plant based diet, it had become one of my favorite things to eat. With everything :). But buying it all the time didn’t make any sense, so I wanted to make it myself

I’ve done Hummus once before, but that one didn’t really go too well. Maybe because if you don’t use dried chickpeas but rather the canned ones, it can give you gas, sorry but that is true!

I searched for recipes and oh, boy there are millions… So this the version I did. Note… I made huge amounts because I didn’t thought about it before soaking the whole 500g! But I’ll give you a little smaller recipe here.

1 cup dried Chickpeas (will make around 2 cups once soaked and boiled)

3 tablespoons Olive Oil, extra virgin

3 tablespoons Tahini

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 glove of Garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, ground

1. Soak the chickpeas for good 24-48 hours in water, I put just a pinch of salt to the water. Then rinse them well and boil them for good 2 hours, until they are soft. Rinse them again and then they are ready to use. And all this soaking and boiling is needed to avoid that gas problem ;).

2. Put all the ingredients in to a food processor or a blender and mix well. You might need some water to thin the mix, I did.

3. Enjoy!! It’s easy and delicious 🙂

Notes:

You might want to sauté the garlic a bit, if you aren’t big fan of fresh garlic, or just leave it out all together.

And don’t be afraid to use water to thin the mix :).

 

 

Vegan American Pancakes

This morning I wanted to make some American Pancakes, but an vegan version. I have been changing my eating from vegetarian to vegan this past couple of weeks. It’s been easier than I thought, I haven’t really been missing anything, because I can eat pretty much everything I like. And I feel a lot better, more energy, not this stuffy feeling after eating and you can eat more :).

I made these pancakes today, they were super fluffy and I would say pretty identical to what I’ve eating before. And really fast, which was good as I was super hungry!

Recipe

1 cup flour ( I used wholewheat this time)

1 tablespoon sugar (I used organic brown sugar)

2 tablespoons baking powder (yes that much!)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup soymilk

2 tablespoons vegetable oil ( I used coconut oil)

– Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the soymilk and oil and mix until smooth.

– Then heat the pan, maybe little coconut oil depending on your pan and start making delicious pancakes 🙂

– I had some raspberries and kiwi and also little organic maple syrup, yummy!20140322-182113.jpg