Day 3 of Staying In! What is for dinner?

Murray & I have decided to stay home. We have been home since Sunday night when Murray ran to the grocery store briefly. So even though I have a food blog & love to cook, this situation makes it difficult for me to think about cooking it seems! I do not have a picture of this falafel since I am posting it before we are eating! I will post it later on Instagram so if you follow me you can see it there!!

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Leftover Hummus & an Egg

There is some leftover hummus in the fridge , freshly boiled eggs on the stove, and I’m hungry. My go-to for hard boiled  eggs when I want to put them on bread is mayo, but thinking that the hummus would be good, I mashed up the egg, scooped a heaping teaspoon of hummus in it & mixed it up. Warm rye bread toast, the egg/hummus spread on top, a sprinkle of kosher salt , fresh ground pepper & some dried parsley. It was perfect! This isn’t a recipe, but just a really good idea! You should try it sometime & let me know if you like it!

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Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

There are so many recipes for Hummus & so many options to buy it ready-made in the grocery stores. But..I like making it myself. It is fast, easy & I can have it on a whim. I started making my own over 25 years ago and have come up with a recipe that we love. Lemony & smooth.If you don’t like yours lemony, just add the lemon juice gradually and taste as you go! Eat it with pita, fresh or baked, crackers, vegetables, on toast or just with a spoon!  I toasted some pita in the oven which I had frozen when we had too much one time and it is great!

Here is my recipe for Hummus

 

Hummus

Ingredients

1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed  *** some people peel them to get a smoother hummus but I never want to spend the time doing that!

1 tsp garlic paste  ***or 1 clove of garlic minced

3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice  *** juice from a whole smallish lemon

1 tsp Kosher salt ***regular table salt is fine

4 Tbsp olive oil

3 heaping tbsp Tahini paste

2 Tbsp water

Method

  1. Put the chickpeas in a food processor and process until they are smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides *** be careful not to cut the spatula on the blade..I have done that many times!
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Serve in a bowl with a bit of olive oil drizzled on top if you would like!

 

Baked Pita Chips   

Preheat oven to 400F ***I just turned my oven on while I was preparing the pitas, so it wasn’t quite at 400 degrees yet

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

Ingredients

I pkg of large pita pockets

olive oil

kosher salt

dried parsley

Method

  1. Split pitas in half
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush on some olive oil all over the inside part of the spit pitas
  3. Sprinkle with kosher salt & any herbs you might like. I like house salt only & some dried partly flakes
  4. Cut the pitas in triangles…cut in half then half again…or once more to make smaller triangles  if you prefer
  5. Place the triangles on a lined baking sheet, not layered. & put into the oven
  6. Check after 5 minutes and keep your eye on them as they can burn quickly.

 

Hummus

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