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Hummus pizza with beet root and pumpkin

hummus pizza with beet root and pumpkin

If you combine the awesomeness of pizza and hummus, what do you get? The answer is: a frigging delicious hummus pizza! Though you could probably argue if you can still call it a pizza if there are no tomatoes on it, but that’s just semantics. Point is, it’s so good, you won’t care what it’s called. To make a perfect fall pizza, I used beet root, pumpkin and onion as topping, and pan-roasted the veggies beforehand to enhance their flavors. I roasted the beets separately from the other veggies to prevent everything from turning pink, but if you don’t mind pink onions and pumpkin cubes, go ahead and roast everything together. Enjoy!  Continue reading

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Super easy home made hummus

home made hummus

If I had to pick my favorite spread/dip, hummus would definitely win – even before any kind of chocolate spread. Hummus is just so versatile – you can spread in on fresh bread, dipp all kinds of veggies in it, use it in wraps and sandwiches… Or you can eat it right from the container, which I may have done a few times. You can get pretty good hummus at your local deli or supermarket, but I often find the store-bought kind lacking in flavor. Also, if you read through the ingredients label, you can see that many producers add all kinds of food additives such as thickeners or preservatives. If you want to avoid this stuff and make sure that the hummus tastes even more delicious, you can simply make from scratch. And don’t worry, it’s really easy to make!

I usually boil the chickpeas myself and don’t use canned ones, so my recipe starts with boiling the chickpeas. Boiling chickpeas often takes at least two hours, but you can shorten this time significantly by doing two thing: soaking the chickpeas for at least 12 hours before boiling and adding a pinch of baking soda to the water when you boil them. This will make the water slightly alkaline, which speeds up the cooking process. This way you will even save energy! If you are in a hurry and want to use canned chickpeas, go ahead – you will need about 400 g.  Continue reading

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Spicy chickpea salad with wild rocket and dried tomatoes

chickpea salad wth wild rocket

Summer has finally arrived and with the long hot days, my motivtion to actually cook something has magically disappeared – mainly because I don’t want my flat to get any hotter than it already is. So cold food it is! Light summer salads are a just perfect for this weather, you have all your ingredients in you fridge or pantry an need no more than 5 minutes to create a crisp and delicious meal. This salad here is actualy a bit more filling, so you can also pack it for uni or your job and don’t need any additional bread or anything. The chickpeas and dried tomatoes are simply a great combination, and addding wild rocket just gives it a nice, fresh crunsh. I went for a quite spicy dressing based on harrisa for this, so it is a nice change from any oil- or yoghurt-based salads. Just be careful not to add to much harissa, or you salad will end up far from being cool… Continue reading

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Savoury chickpea muffins with harissa

Chickpea muffins with harissa

I’ve decided to take a little break from my sushi course (though I promise to continue it!) in favour of some home-baking. Savoury muffings (like these cornbread muffins with walnuts and sage I’ve posted before) are one of my favourites treats from the oven – they are easy and fast to make, perfect for a packed lunch and keep well in the freezer, so don’t be afraid of making a big batch ahead. These chickpea muffins where inspired by me stumbling upon a glas of harissa in the pantry and thinking about what to use it for. And since I had just run out of savoury muffins… I use dried chickpeas for this recipe, though if you want to save some time you can use canned ones instead – just remember they’re way more expensive!  Continue reading

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