Well. It certainly has been an interesting evening (to say the least). If you’re here in Australia, or simply like to follow international politics, you may know that we (us Aussies) currently don’t have an official Prime Minister (as of Wednesday evening, when I’m writing this). We have a Prime Minster-Elect, Mr Kevin Rudd. Our first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has been unceremoniously voted out of party leadership, leaving our country temporarily in a political limbo...again.
Whilst I loathe to express my political leanings in full, in this medium, what I will say is I have rather enjoyed this evening. It’s intellectual trash that has kept me rapt! I am one of those weirdo’s that really enjoys a political ‘kerfuffle’. In fact, I rather enjoy reading or watching political news from here and abroad. The last US election was television gold for me. Gold!
So, just incase you’re a fellow weirdo and will be spending the next few hours glued to a 24 hour news channel, watching the spill coverage, you might need a snack.
Hummus - Serves whoever you elect apparently
- 1 1/2 cups of chickpeas, (either canned or soaked and cooked)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup of tahini paste
- 1/3 cup of filtered water (or olive oil if you want a richer finish)
- Juice of half a lemon or lime (to your taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more to your taste)
- Drizzle of olive oil (about 50mL)
- If your using dried chickpeas, soak overnight in filtered water. Then rinse and boil for 20-30 minutes until cooked. Drain and remove shells.
- Place your drained chickpeas in a food processor with your tahini. Blend until smooth.
- Add in a little olive oil, water and your lemon juice. Blend again then taste. You may want to add more lemon, water, oil or tahini.
- Serve your Hummus with a drizzle of olive oil, dukkah or za’atar.
Hummus is great with cut vegetables, fabulous fresh bread or crackers. I had my Hummus with my version of Life Changing Loaf (recipe from My New Roots), volcanic salt and a little extra olive oil. Hummus is also great in wraps, sandwiches and even pies! Enjoy weirdos!