I love eating well, but when I am working…it becomes a challenge. I am stuck at the computer, pondering, typing, groaning, and then I look up and 4 hours have passed and I am STARVING. The temptation is to eat something…anything…fast. So I need to have the ingredients on hand to make sure that this fast and furious will be good for me and good to my tastebuds.
The answer? Hummus.
Like food writer Susan Jane White says, there’s a reason that they are called chickpeas and not man-peas; full of phytoestrogens, fibre and protein, chickpeas can be a (busy) girls best friend.
And the best part? No cooking, just put everything in a food processor and whizz to your heart’s content
(which is usually about a minute)
I like to use:
220g chickpeas (cooked)
1 clove garlic, peeled & crushed to let the allicin develop
3 tablespoons of Tahini
1 lemon, juiced (Vitamin C)
1 teaspoon cumin ( may help prevent diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis)
1 teaspoon turmeric ( anti-inflammatory)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (may help regulate blood sugar)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil (Omega 3’s, anti-inflammatory)
If I have it, I like to add a bunch of fresh parsley (Vitamin C, B12, K & A, promotes healthy digestion, looks pretty!)
And now, for the complicated part….put everything in the food processor and blend! You might want to add a 1/4 cup of water to loosen it but this is a personal preference
This has the potential to last 2-3 days in the fridge, but it never lasts that long here!
Quick, easy, tasty and good for you….what more could a girl ask for?!
Pinch of salt