Anyway, through the research I discovered a lot about milk and dairy in general that motivated me to stop eating dairy, and so I was on the look out for new recipes!!! I have been trying tons of vegan recipes, some have been great, others disasters, but it has been quite an adventure!
I wish I had taken more pictures of my food to post, but I was too hungry to do so. This is a recipe I made last week...my own pita bread and hummus. The hummus was really runny, but delicious!! It tasted a lot like YUMM sauce from a place called Cafe YUMM I visited in Eugene, Oregan. Sooooo goood!!
Whole wheat pita bread, frozen vegetables
and homemade hummus.
Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Hummus Without Tahini
- 14 oz. can (about 2 cups) chickpeas/garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup purified water 1
- 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium lemon (about 3 tbsp juice)
- 3-5 cloves garlic 2
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- pinch black pepper
2 If you don't prefer the taste of garlic, just use 1/2 teaspoon of granulated garlic instead for a more milder flavor.
Optional: Paprika, parsley, or cilantro (dried or fresh) for garnish
Optional: You can even use 1/4 cup of almond butter instead of water/broth for a really thick dip. It will add additional fat and calories.
I chose to do it without Tahini because I didn't have that lying around the house...
I also chose to do pita bread without yeast because I didn't have that either. And come on, we all know pita bread isn't supposed to be leavened..
500 g flour
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons olive oil
300 ml water
1/2 teaspoon sesame seed
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds (also known as black cumin) (I did it without any of the seeds, it was great)
- In a big bowl combine flour and salt. Mix in olive oil and water.
- Knead into a soft and sturdy dough. It should be smooth. Cover the bowl and allow to rest for 40 minutes at room temperature.
- Form dough into about 7 equally sized balls. Roll out the balls to 1/2 inch thickness (note: these wont rise much, so make them as thick as youd like them to be in the end.).
- Place on a paper-lined baking sheet, brush with water and sprinkle with the sesame and nigella seeds.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for 15 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Sometimes cooking feels like learning a whole new language to me, but it's coming along! This is the beginning of a long journey :)
What about you guys? Any fun recipes or cooking adventures?