I went on what seemed like a scavenger hunt looking for the main ingredient in Hummus, "Tahini". Well, after searching every isle of every grocery store in Ponca City, I finally ended up at the only one I hadn't been to and what should have been the most obvious choice, Food Pyramid on 14th street. I found it on the international food isle by the peanut butter. So, today I made the hummus and it was well worth the hours of searching and the $10 jar of Tahini. This stuff tastes way better than any hummus I've ever purchased pre-made from the store. I found a good recipe, but it was a little too dry, so I added olive oil and more lemon juice to the mixture. Here is my altered recipe:
1 15.5 oz can Garbanzo Beans (chick peas), drained
1/3 cup tahini
the juice of 4 lemons
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
about 1 Tbsp olive oil
sprinkle of paprika and parsley flakes
Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and garlic into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Monday, November 14, 2011
I recently went shopping in Ponca City for maternity clothes and came home very disappointed. There is absolutely no place to buy maternity clothes except for the second hand stores and pickins are slim! I found one actual maternity top in my size in all the stores I visited. I did, however, find some pieces I could repurpose. I found this great mumu for $1 at My Favorite Things. It was a great color and the fabric had good weight for fall/winter and i loved the details on the sleeves.