Friday, June 2, 2017

CtBF ~ Hummus

Simple chickpea hummus with tahini,
 
Hummus: 1 can chickpea and liquid, tahini, garlic, salt and lemon juice
Topping: whole chickpea, toasted pumpkin seeds with egg white, olive oil and a dusting of sumac
 
Paired with: store-bought grissini, mini sweet peppers, carrots, gem lettuce and scotch eggs! late dinner for one, me!  Balance of hummus in the fridge! Forgot to bring home the camera - hence funny pics via handphone :(
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After catching the movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, twice - both times from mid point - on the cable, late at night, when the house is quiet (cos the spouse is in bed)... darn - need to get the book - and - a trilogy! Since I know the story for part 1 (or so I thought) - started reading book 2 and 3... and went back to read book 1 (which I did say that I will not) great that I did!   I was hoping that there will be a book 4 and so went chatting with Mr Google and found the sad story about the author Stieg Larsson.
Now weighting up what to read next: Water Ghosts or Eating Up Italy, voyages on a Vespa!  Just cannot decide but in the meantime, found a sexy guy to keep me company! 
This is my second cookbook by Gino D'acampo - so good!  I cooked from my first book of his titled: Gino's Italian escapes A Taste of the Sun ~ I liked!
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are cooking from My Paris Kitchen,
David Lebovitz's latest book.
HUMMUS page 60 of:
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A Big Thank You to KatieBetsy and Mary
for putting everything into order and making it happen!
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my collection of David's books:
and newly acquired copy of this
Ready for Desserts
made possible by this lovely lady!
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10 comments:

  1. First, your dinner for one looks fabulous, Emily! I'm totally jealous. Second, I loved those girl with the dragon tattoo books and haven't read them in years. Indeed, I only watched the Swedish movies and not the US ones because I'd heard the former was truer to the book. Finally, I'll have to check out that Italian food cookbook!

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    1. Book 2 and 3 - I have picture in mind that certain parts were written touch in cheek! I do love Lisberg's character!

      I swear that Gino is a vampire - Fantastico! was his first book and he looks better and better with each subsequent cookbook cover!

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  2. Everything looks so good on that plate. I loved the hummus, very tasty and certainly better than store bought.

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    1. Yes, Ro - it is better than store bought!

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  3. You and Katie are braver than I am. I read Larsson's first book of the three and saw the movie. Both scared me! So I haven't read more. Yes, his Life, may he rest in peace, was a soap opera in itself. That is one good and healthy meal. Good for you. My advice, always stick with the sexy guy. PS - You and I both own Clark's new cookbook. Katie owns it also. I think it is good. And, you?

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    1. No, I do not have Melissa Clark's book, yet! I got my first Diana Henry though.

      I would say that Elizabeth George's works are darker than Larsson's trilogy!

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  4. I'm with Katie on the Larsson books and movies - loved the books and Swedish films, but skipped the American version. It is too bad what happened to him. There's at least one sequel from another author, but I don't think I'm going to read it. And I own and love Ready For Dessert - it's a nice round up of (mostly) recipes from his earlier cookbooks.

    Your meals sound fantastic - great way to build some deliciousness around the hummus.

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    1. Me too (after learning about S.Larsson and his writing), will skip the fourth book!

      And I made Dorie's hummus pancakes, hubby devoured them!

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  5. Love your spread for dinner or lunch or anytime anywhere with the hummus and, of course, the scotch eggs. Made the scotch eggs recently. They are real treats.

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    1. The scotch eggs were good, weren't they?

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