Food blogging, graduate student style.
My pipeline of cool and exciting stuff to post is all dried up.
No time, to make anything super - This! Is! Sparta! - fabulous.
Ten more weeks of school, post Guatemala/So Cal adventure sickness and the discretionary funds are drying up until I can find a job.
Moving out of single-woman roommate-hood and in with my fiance in two months, so trying to use up whatever has been lounging in the larder these last 18 months.
Brain, half-dead, and creativity sucked dry from boring Harvard Business Review cases and words like "synergies" and "balanced scorecard" ringing incessantly through eardrums.
I've basically been eating the same boring things everyday - dark leafy greens, pasta, olive oil, nuts and the occasional hit-or-miss Oregon-ripe avocado.
Because I feel like I am actually making something myself, which I love, and it only takes a matter of minutes, which I love, also. Please do not confuse that last sentence for mommy blogger speak.
This quadruple hummus gives me hope. A good feeling of street cred, that I actually had four types of sesames on hand. That I will be more creative and daring in the future. That I will again make fabulous things, with keen ingredients like black sesame seeds. But no matter what, I will continue to make this version of extra dashing hummus.
Quadruple Sesame Hummus
1 can of garbanzo beans (or 16 oz of the home cooked kind, like I had frozen)
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon or more extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon salt
In a food processor, blend garlic, sesame oil, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt and tahini until smooth. Add garbanzo beans and blend until smooth, you might need to add a little hot water and extra olive oil to get the desired consistency. Add sesame seeds and blend until seeds are incorporated. Serve with and extra drizzle of sesame oil and sprinkle with black and toasted sesame seeds.