Beneath a Royal Cape
a beautiful secret is waiting
Oh that Luscious Hummus
You may not think it is super-sexy on sight...
but it taste divine..
and there are many creative ways to amplify
especially if you have an adventurous palate!
The basics of Hummus are well known
Chickpeas aka Garbanzo beans
mashed or pureed
Different variations exist
Find what you like! and build from that recipe!
Enjoy Hummus... simple... as is
add your zing or flare...
if you'd like to change it to your tastes
or take into a new level of flavor!
pure music to me
In this series...
Hummus is the Main Base flavor...
but also has given over to a mixture of tastes..
I have added Red Roasted Peppers
a splash of Olive Oil
To enhance the roasted red pepper taste
( if thats what you want to come on top)
..add a table spoon of Tomato Paste
If you like heat..
Hot sauce or/Mango chili sauce( for some heat)
Roasted garlic is beautiful too..
I have added Greens
such ingredients as
you could use any Greens you like..
spinach..rapini ..fresh basil etc
Raw as is..
or Wilt them...with a touch of Olive oil..
IN my verison I have
also added few Sundried Tomates
and one Fresh Tomatoe
just to lift the flavor
sea salt and pepper
blend them all down together
Keep tasting and see what it needs!
If you need a sweetness..
add a teaspoon of agave nectar..
if you enjoy as is..leave it!
use what you like...simple as that!
IF it were summer..
Id be throwing in all my fresh Garden Herbs..
wow..that would be awesome!
I alway create with what I have...
If you cook just for yourself or others or a whole family..
tastes vary...so it can be fun experimenting
with flavors and ingredients that suit everyone!
If you know your own palate well...
then creating flavor-combos will be easy!
I often find it hard giving recipes out..
for my style is intuitive and "in the moment"..
I trust my instincts , use what I have
and depending on the amount
also always changes the ratio of flavors
If you know the basics of ANY recipe..
taking it into Your Realm and re-interpreting it is fun!
I love to encourage intuitive creating..
so try out some flavors you adore
and it makes
such simple sense..
if you know what you like
and understand the
language of flavors
then creating a recipe for yourself is easy!
For others? not always so easy!
Our taste buds can literally exist on different planets!
so this is also another reason
that I often kick up some traditional recipes
in a new way..
like a Hummus..
those I am cooking for
begin to embrace and even enjoy
what I eat...
and it is nice to share a meal.
I tend to know their palates too..
so I can bring a recipe into a flavor-space
they are drawn to...
I love eating hummus as is.....
simply on a bed of lettuce
I find this nourishing, grounding
My food approach is pretty plain and simple
but always flavor-rich!
If you cannot eat breads and such..
it can still be enjoyed..it is wonderful to make.
I prefer to make it all from scratch..
and buy the dried beans, cleaning then soaking them,
and then blending them down in a food processor.
From there..any ingredients, spices, seasonings
or flavors you wish to add
or any cooked additions you wish to add..
throw in..blend down..puree...and voila!
If you make a huge batch..
you can set different portions aside..
and even flavor them all differently!
They are wonderful as a dip-spread
for a festive event..
adorn them with some bling to enhance appearance.
Others ... enjoy it with Pita breads, Crackers, Nachos
Garlic bread and Brushettas etc
Hope you enjoyed this spotlight
Do you like Hummus?
Do you ever make variations?
Thankyou for visiting and adding your magic here..
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Beautiful Chickpea Power