View Full Version : hummus is awesome


reprise85
03-26-2014, 01:06 AM
that is all

TuralyonW3
03-26-2014, 01:24 AM
concur

TuralyonW3
03-26-2014, 01:24 AM
makes your breath smell like sin though

slunken
03-26-2014, 02:37 AM
i'm so sick of chick peas i might die

reprise85
03-26-2014, 03:00 AM
sometimes i forget about it and then i'll remember i have some in the fridge and i'll get all :) :) :)

Shallowed
03-26-2014, 03:36 AM
Agreed, hummus is great. I love all the different flavours and varieties.

How do you make it yourself, just chickpeas and sesame seeds, right?

yo soy el mejor
03-26-2014, 08:15 AM
chickpeas and tahini are the main ingredients. tahini is really just sesame seed paste so you could make your own tahini, but you wouldn't wanna just add in sesame seeds in place of it.

http://humus101.com/EN/2006/10/14/hummus-recipe/

this has been the best recipe i've found. i've tweaked it here and there (sometimes mistakenly) and it always comes out nicely.

i suggest adding the juice from a lemon bit by bit, though, and tasting it as you do. once i just poured in the juice from a big ol' lemon into the mix and i could never get it back on track. using half a lemon works just fine for me.

i put olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper on pita bread and toast it. then i cut it into slices and dip into the hummus. bing bang boom.

*chomp*

Eulogy
03-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Chickpeas are glorious in any form.

Which reminds me that it's been far too long since I've had falafel.

Trotskilicious
03-26-2014, 12:19 PM
but holy shit day after hummus gas is incredible and everlasting

yo soy el mejor
03-26-2014, 12:36 PM
but holy shit day after hummus gas is incredible and everlasting
you can limit that by rinsing and soaking the chickpeas with baking soda before cooking and changing that water at least once.

the recipe i used also suggests adding a bay leaf to the cooking chickpeas to mitigate farting even more.

i've never experienced a hummus fart. i will never get store-bought hummus again.

Trotskilicious
03-26-2014, 02:10 PM
well they are beans basically so they produce gas naturally

i think some digestive systems are more used to that than others, for someone like me who eats a lot of fat and meat and not nearly enough vegetables i get pretty windy

pale blue eyes
03-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Edamame hummus is the shit, specifically Trader Joe's.

redbreegull
03-26-2014, 05:28 PM
Edamame hummus is the shit, specifically Trader Joe's.

just had this for the first time today actually. delicious, but not as good as orthodox chickpea




also holy shit falafel


everyone do yourself a favor and find an israeli restaurant and order falafel, only Semites can make it correctly

redbreegull
03-26-2014, 05:29 PM
well that's not true really but israeli falafel is the best

Bread Regal
03-26-2014, 06:38 PM
you can limit that by rinsing and soaking the chickpeas with baking soda before cooking and changing that water at least once.

the recipe i used also suggests adding a bay leaf to the cooking chickpeas to mitigate farting even more.

i've never experienced a hummus fart. i will never get store-bought hummus again.
was gonna say that. adding baking soda to anything will neutralize the flatulant properties of many foods.

we have a place here called "hummus house" and they make an awesome falafel. they have like 8 different kinds of hummus. i love their guacamole hummus.

Starla
03-26-2014, 07:51 PM
I like to toast the sesame seeds because it gives it a nice roasted flavor, then I add a little bit of minced garlic.

yo soy el mejor
03-26-2014, 09:36 PM
you know what i like? chutney.

thanks for telling us falafel is good, redbreegull. i was all like all like WHAT NO WAY? but now i think i will finally order some.

Trotskilicious
03-26-2014, 09:45 PM
falafel can be hit or miss but when it hits it's amaaayziiiiing

vixnix
03-26-2014, 11:51 PM
Ngl, first ate and made my own hummus in 1996. That was 18 years ago D:

null123
03-26-2014, 11:56 PM
hate to have to be the voice of dissent once again but i don't think hummus is good sorry

redbreegull
03-27-2014, 12:33 AM
you don't fit in anywhere

null123
03-27-2014, 12:48 AM
what makes you say that

reprise85
03-27-2014, 01:17 AM
it's an acquired taste i think. the first time i tried it several years ago i thought it was gross

vixnix
03-27-2014, 03:02 AM
People make it so differently too. I like mine fine and rich, and super garlic-y and very acidic, so lots of fresh lemon juice.

You have to soak the chickpeas overnight, then pressure cook them until they're falling apart, then remove the skins, then whizz them up with plenty of the above ingredients.

Before you add the oil and spices (ground cumin, turmeric, coriander etc.) warm them a little in the oil...until they're fragrant.

I also like to roast a bulb of garlic, add all the cloves, then add chopped fresh coriander and whizz it up. It needs lots of sea salt, too.

It's best on the day that it's made, while it's still room temperature...once it's chilled it loses a lot of its flavour.

Tastes best with raw veggies and flat bread I reckon. I always serve mine with a generous swirl of local extra virgin olive oil (local because it's fresher and more fragrant) for added richness, and some herb garnish because you know, we eat with our eyes.

reprise85
03-27-2014, 09:49 AM
i get sabra classic or pine nut. or aldi's brand which i'd bet is the same exact thing. not a big fan of peppers in general or other stuff in my hummus.

and aint nobody got time to make hummus. uh except you guys i guess

yo soy el mejor
03-27-2014, 06:27 PM
cooking from scratch is a big money-saver if you buy perishable items as needed. my mammy never bought treats like that from the store so i guess i'm used to either putting the time in or going without.

vixnix
03-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Yeah me too...plus I went vegan as a student so I never had any money to do anything other than study and cook my cheap food. Well...partly because of my espresso and cigarette habits I guess. They whittled my entertainment and grocery budgets right down.

reprise85
03-27-2014, 08:25 PM
I eat a lot of simple food I cook at home like brown rice, beans, baked chicken breast, vegetables, fruit, eggs. and I make simple meals like sweet and sour pork with veggies and tacos and stuff like that. Maybe if I had a family or at least someone else to cook for, I'd do more. Plus I don't have any spices (not even salt/pepper) and don't buy butter and I can't remember the last time I used olive oil so I guess I just don't cook.

vixnix
03-27-2014, 08:29 PM
You live by yourself too hey...I've always lived with others so spices and stuff were shared..otherwise it's quite a big initial outlay for a well stocked pantry and if you're on a budget that can be tough.

reprise85
12-18-2014, 07:12 PM
eating hummus right now. tomato and basil hummus. with pita chips!

Shallowed
12-18-2014, 07:33 PM
I feel like having that now

slunken
12-18-2014, 07:44 PM
i'm all about spreadable goat cheese lately

The exploding boy
12-18-2014, 07:55 PM
I like roasted red pepper hummus best.

yo soy el mejor
12-18-2014, 08:04 PM
goat cheeeeeese :drooling all over myself

i haven't had non-homemade hummus in a hot minute. it's cheap as shit. tahini is probably the most expensive thing, but a jar will last enough to make 4 - 6 (or so) batches of hummus. lots of it.

yo soy el mejor
12-18-2014, 08:05 PM
then alls u need are dry garbanzo beans, cumin, lemon, salt, and garlic.

slunken
12-18-2014, 08:05 PM
that reminds me i ain't done shit as far as looking for a curry paste connection goes

toase
12-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Sometimes I go to the restaurant near my house that serves hummus, it's a dish for 2 or 3, but I always eat it alone, which makes all the waiters and other customers make judging faces towards me

I don't really care
I love hummus

(I was spelling it homus because, you know)

slunken
12-18-2014, 08:09 PM
but I always eat it alone, which makes all the waiters and other customers make judging faces towards me

"just a water and the check" lol

toase
12-18-2014, 08:14 PM
I wish i could make my own hummus, but I eat there because it's cheap and I usually don't want to cook/do the dishes

Rairun
12-18-2014, 08:31 PM
If I decided to move back to Brazil, the wide availability of hummus is pretty much the only thing I'd miss food-wise. The UK is good for that.

reprise85
12-18-2014, 08:38 PM
i'm all about spreadable goat cheese lately

ive been into it lately as well. but it's too expensive. cheese in general is too expensive, except cream cheese

Eulogy
12-18-2014, 08:49 PM
I just ate some TJ's frozen channa masala.

I should cook more.

slunken
12-18-2014, 09:04 PM
ive been into it lately as well. but it's too expensive. cheese in general is too expensive, except cream cheese

treat yourself

slunken
12-18-2014, 09:05 PM
what do you work for if not a little bit of spreadable cheese

Dogfighter28
12-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Life's a bummer
When u r a hummus
Life's a bag of chips

slunken
12-18-2014, 09:09 PM
im ur lover im ur frito

Jerry's Ray
12-18-2014, 09:10 PM
Wow, you guys are all like; cultured and junk... Eating chick peas and goats cheese! :love::D

These are some dip recipes that I make for when I hang out with friends and they are amazing:

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17982/broad+bean+and+feta+dip
(this one is tedious because you have to peel the broad beans and it takes time, but they should be easy to peel if you boil them for long enough.)

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/cheddar-ale-spread/
(ok. This is not cultured at all and unless you're surrounded by a bunch of big burley lumberjacks :banging: then you might think its not for high-end entertaining...! But fuck that shit, this shit is amazing...!!!!)

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/1909/chickpea+and+olive+dip
(This is fantastic- and in line with everyone's chickpea fetish! This one goes the quickest out of the dips that I make.)

http://www.food.com/recipe/garlic-feta-cheese-dip-23439
(This is a rich, garlicy, fettery, dip... Emphasis on the "garlicy" and "fettery" - its very, very nice- I fucking love it and is definitely my fav but its... ya know... garlicy and fettery... :D)

The end.

Dogfighter28
12-18-2014, 09:10 PM
I'm a bean in ur dreams of gas

slunken
12-18-2014, 09:11 PM
I'm a bean in ur dreams of gas

i was thinking more something like putting your face into an empty bag but couldn't complete the couplet

slunken
12-18-2014, 09:11 PM
aka DRINKING THE CHIPS

slunken
12-18-2014, 09:12 PM
aka BRINGING THE WE

reprise85
12-18-2014, 09:27 PM
what do you work for if not a little bit of spreadable cheese

aldi has some for 1.99. the honey goat cheese is awesome.

i had never tried it but my store was sampling it one day and i fell in love

yo soy el mejor
12-18-2014, 09:29 PM
that's a beautiful thing.

Dogfighter28
12-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Goat cheese is pretty much the best thing ever.

The exploding boy
12-18-2014, 11:06 PM
Cheese in general. Except maybe processed.

There's onyl one bad cheese i had in my life that i can remember:

https://www.fromagesdici.com/services/resizer/750/750/data/images/fromages/mamirolle.png


It tastes like what manure smells like. And probably what manure tastes like too. And i liek strong cheeses...but this...wow.

ohnoitsbonnie
12-18-2014, 11:28 PM
I am not a cheese person. Or a dairy products person. The taste and the fat content makes me feel ill. There are exceptions at times but overall I can live without dairy.

The exploding boy
12-19-2014, 12:04 AM
I couldn't. Cheese, yougurt, ice cream...even just milk i drink a lot all the time. Well less now since on diet. cause it adds up

FoolofaTook
12-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Yeah me too...plus I went vegan as a student so I never had any money to do anything other than study and cook my cheap food. Well...partly because of my espresso and cigarette habits I guess. They whittled my entertainment and grocery budgets right down.

a vegan cigarette smoker.

makes perfect sense.

The exploding boy
12-19-2014, 10:59 AM
not everyone is vegan for health reasons. In fact, most people aren't. An as far as i know, there's no animal product in cigarettes.

reprise85
10-02-2015, 09:26 PM
sometimes i forget about it and then i'll remember i have some in the fridge and i'll get all :) :) :)


this just happened :)

Dogfighter28
10-02-2015, 09:45 PM
chickpeas are a wonderful legume

buzzard
10-02-2015, 10:46 PM
They charge an arm and a leg for tahini, 'round these here parts. It saddens me to make hummus without it.

noyen
10-02-2015, 10:47 PM
fart lovers

vixnix
10-03-2015, 01:09 AM
They charge an arm and a leg for tahini, 'round these here parts. It saddens me to make hummus without it.

whaaat? are you back in Argentina?

buzzard
10-03-2015, 01:22 AM
I'm talking about Aotearoa! Last time we did hummus, we just bought the sesame seeds and made the tahini ourselves.

Not that it was ever particularly cheap over there, either.

buzzard
10-03-2015, 01:24 AM
I guess I am exaggerating quite a bit, but $8.50NZD for 300g still isn't that reasonable.

vixnix
10-03-2015, 01:26 AM
Yeah, it's definitely not cheap...but it usually lasts through a few batches because you only use like 2 tbsp per batch? Unless you're going super Persian styles or something...

buzzard
10-03-2015, 01:31 AM
I am generous in all things.

Such as in dicing up an entire head of garlic and simmering it in the olive oil that's to be added.

teh b0lly!!1
10-03-2015, 02:02 AM
wasteful, generous, tomaito, tomato

vixnix
10-03-2015, 02:06 AM
I used to add 1/4 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander to the oil with the garlic, and then 1 cup fresh coriander leaves & stalks and blitz with lemon juice from 1 lemon, 1 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp tahini.

I used to just roast the garlic head whole though because it was way easier just to squeeze the roasted cloves out. nom nom

buzzard
10-03-2015, 02:18 AM
I am a little more wasteful in my own approach, though I'm yet to try incorporating coriander. Lucky for me that the unreasonable quantities of these valuable resources that I squander so carelessly have the bizarre effect of making my hummus taste exactly how I like it, leading to my household consuming the entire batch in short order.

buzzard
10-03-2015, 02:24 AM
Last time we did this, my maldita sudaca insisted that all the chickpeas be individually freed of their shells or whatever those things are called. Their cicada husk equivalent, you know.

It took a while, but the resulting texture was more than worth the effort and I don't know if I could accept any less, now.

yo soy el mejor
10-03-2015, 11:14 AM
a lot of them slip right off if you allow the peas to soak overnight. and during the boiling phase they float to the surface.

i read the soaking (and changing of the water at least once) helps with farting, too.

ohnoitsbonnie
10-03-2015, 11:39 AM
It's a seed coat. It protects the endosperm (tasty insides we like to eat) & other insides of the seed.

yo soy el mejor
10-03-2015, 01:33 PM
oh really? i did not know that.

yo soy el mejor
10-03-2015, 02:47 PM
ah man. goat cheese is great. i never had it growing up but i made up for that since.

my best friend and i would buy goat cheese, chives, bacon, and phyllo dough when we'd hang out. we'd use the ingredients to bake goat cheese balls (even tying up the dough with strands of chives). i still crave those.

the other day i made a meal with goat cheese and the rest i creamed with chopped spinach and green olives and cracker pepper to make a spread for a toasted baguette with olive oil, but i never got around to buying any bread so i used triscuits.

noyen
10-03-2015, 03:15 PM
WAS IT FETA OR CHÈVRE??? (before someone else tries to get in some asinine argument)

yo soy el mejor
10-03-2015, 03:23 PM
WAS IT FETA OR CHÈVRE??? (before someone else tries to get in some asinine argument)

chèvre is french for goat and i thought feta was a mix of goat cheese and something else.

i do like feta, though. and goat cheese (no crumbly). :s

noyen
10-03-2015, 07:09 PM
chèvre is also whats known as goats cheese (no homo crumble.) there's a bunch of different kinds SO THANKS FOR NO HELP, RACIST.

vixnix
10-03-2015, 07:23 PM
The first time I ate chèvre I had to work very hard not to vomit it onto the floor. I hate goat's milk and goat's milk cheese. I actually stomach sheep's milk cheeses better than goat's milk cheeses. I think it's because I grew up in New Zealand and ate a lot of sheep meat as a child, so the taste is familiar to me, whereas goat is completely foreign so my body just rejects it as non-food.

I've been working on forcing myself to accept it for years. For about the last 15 years. Sometimes when I eat soft cheeses I still taste chèvre now and it makes me want to barf all over again :(

Goat's milk feta is easier to eat but that's because it's always mashed up with herbs and garlic when I eat it.

Euuggh. FUcking goats and their goaty taste.

ohnoitsbonnie
10-05-2015, 03:06 PM
oh really? i did not know that.

Ya. Rats don't like it... So my boys shell beans, peas, chickpeas etc. before they eat them.

yo soy el mejor
10-05-2015, 03:29 PM
actually, bonnie. i think we all knew what a seed coat is, but thank you. and they also function as shells, which is what other people sometimes call them.

you're starting to sound like jonathan lipnicky in jerry mcguire.

vixnix
10-05-2015, 08:58 PM
I skin my chickpeas if I can be bothered. The first time I did it, I shelled so many that I blistered my thumb and forefinger so I'm kinda wary of it. It's definitely a smoother result...but some people like it coarse. I don't mind either way.