Hummus in all kinds of colors

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You voted on Instagram and so I bring you a few hummus variations. Hummus is an amazing dish which can be served as appetizer, spread or as a topping for your Buddah bowls. It is packed with plant protein and fiber which make your digestive system super happy. On the left you can see some of the benefits of chickpeas in more details

Due to their high fiber content, they help reducing your cholesterol levels and thus protecting your heart.

They make sure that your blood sugar levels are stable and is preventive of diabetes 2.

The insoluble fiber in chickpeas travels all the way to the last part of your digestive system (colon) and takes care of a healthy intestinal flora.

Nutrient wise chickpeas provide Manganese which supports your bone health. 1 cup covers already 85% of your daily need.

Folate is another important mineral found in chickpeas. It makes sure that your nervous system as well as your brain are kept healthy.

And last but not least you also benefit from the iron and zinc which support your immune system and help your body in energy production.

So you see, chickpeas are an amazing food which should be part of your diet. And hummus is one of the most delicious ways to eat them

 

 

 

BASIC RECIPE

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • Water
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Garlic glove

BASIC INSTRUCTION

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor.
  2. Be careful with the amount of water. Add little by little to get the consistency you want
  3. Blend well and serve

 

 

 

 
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BASIL HUMMUS

Just add a bunch of fresh basil leaves to your basic recipe

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BEETROOT HUMMUS

Add half a beetroot to your basic recipe. You might need to add a little bit more water.

 
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AVOCADO HUMMUS

Instead of the tahini I used 1 Avocado to make an avocado hummus.

Of course the easiest way to twist the traditional hummus is to add some new spices and play around with them. Instead of just salt and pepper why not add some yellow curry powder or paprika powder? Or maybe add some chili flakes to make it spicy.

Here are some further ideas how to give your hummus a little twist and color

Roasted pepper hummus

Roast one red bell pepper (capsicum) in the oven. Remove the skin and add to your hummus


Sun dried tomato hummus

Add one cup sun dried tomatoes to your hummus. If they are soaked in oil, dry the oil with a kitchen towel before adding them to the food processor

Spinach hummus

Add one or two cups of spinach to your hummus

Have fun playing around with the hummus recipes and let me know if you have an other great variation, because I love hummus :)

Nurture your happiness,
Dominique

Green peas on my bread, please

After having hummus as a spread for the last few weeks, it was time to come up with a new spread. The last weekend I was in Bangkok and had an amazing vegetable sandwich with green pea mousse. It tasted delicious, so I had to experiment myself. Green peas are not only rich in fiber, they also brim over with micro nutrients such as vitamin K, B, copper, folate and zinc. So next time you are looking for nutrient dense spread with all the good stuff nature has to offer - think about me and my green peas :)

INGREDIENTS (1 JAR)

  • 1 cup frozen green peas (150g)
  • 1-2 Garlic clove
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 100ml Almond milk
  • 1 Lime, juice
  • Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. Add some more milk or water if to thick

Of course you can also use fresh peas, just cook them before mixing. Adding the avocado makes sure, that the liposoluble vitamins(A,D,E,K) are absorbed by your body.

Spread it!

Since going fully plant-based three weeks ago, I was actively looking to find some great alternatives for the cheese and egg on my sourdough bread. And guess what, there are so many different spreads spreading the internet. So today I will present you three plant-based toppings for your Sunday Brunch. If my husband loved them, so will yours!

Hummus
This recipe you can already find here. Maybe play around a bit with the hummus and add some beet root, avocado or get further inspiration from buzzfeed.com


Tofu scramble with tomatoes
This is quite a great substitute for your normal scrambled eggs. You need

  • 1 block silk organic Tofu
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tsp paprika powder
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil

Mix all ingredients except for the coconut oil in a bowl and mix well. You will get a scrambled egg like mixture. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and fry your tofu scramble for approximately 8 minutes (the longer, the thicker it gets)


Lentil-Curry Mousse
On my look out for plant-based spread I came across this recipe from Ana and Nina, two Swiss Food bloggers (check out their page here). It's a great alternative to hummus and gives your breakfast an Indian touch. For my version you'll need the following:

Hummus, Tofu scramble and Lentil-Curry paste

Hummus, Tofu scramble and Lentil-Curry paste

  • 150g raw red/yellow lentils (important to choose red or yellow as they will get mushy)
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 100ml Almond milk
  • 300ml Water
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp paprika powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Coconut oil
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a sauce pan and sauté onion and garlic.
  2. Add lentils, almond milk, herbs and water and let simmer until the liquid is absorbed by the lentils. If they are not soggy enough, add some more water.
  3. Once the lentils are done, add salt and pepper according to your taste and let cool down.
  4. Blend everything with a blender and your lentil-curry spread is ready