Hummus, or Chummus, comes in so many varieties that it can boggle the mind, and some dull the taste buds. I have been tweaking this recipe for a few years and have settled into this rich and creamy version. It is heavy on the tahini which increases the protein and calcium content. If you want to eat it as it is eaten in the Middle East, you can spread it on a flat serving dish and drizzle olive oil over it and garnish with ground paprika. Eat it with warm pita and Kalamata olives.
This is a Red-Lentil version of my Curried Potato Lentil Burgers. As with the others, this little burger-patty is crisp on the outside and delightfully moist on the inside. Full of nutrient-rich lentils and soothingly smooth potatoes, this is one little burger that needs no bun. Lightly spiced with curry, cumin and coriander for a hint of the east, and “burgery” enough to think of the west.
The texture is unique for a burger since it has a significant volume of flour in it. This is a recipe founded on error. I was cooking for my clients T and John and used the red lentils instead of the brown. It was so moist that I had to keep adding flour to it. They liked them so much, that I had to go back and recreate my “error”, only to develop a new recipe.
My dear Friend Lulu, a Kitchen Witch of her own ilk, has taken a live-fermented Dosa recipe and transformed it into a magical Vegan Burger. With a unique blend of grains, legumes, mushrooms, herbs and spices this is a rare vegan burger in that it actually holds together. It also happens to be quite tasty and nutritious. It is great fried in a skillet or cooked on the grill or shaped into balls (baked lightly) and used for fondue. It can be eaten as a sandwich or a “steak”. As Lulu rarely makes the same thing twice, I had a hard time capturing the recipe so I have tweaked it a bit.
Pleasantly bitter this salad just might help you detoxify. According to Ayurveda this is what bitter flavors do. Arugula, spinach and parsley combine perfectly with the crunch of toasted sunflower seeds. Add refreshing grapefruit-Dijon “vinaigrette” and your mouth and body get a jump-start on healthy eating.
Richer than is fair, these brownies will satiate any chocolate craving. Rich, deep, and smooth, yet with a crunch of chocolate chip in the body of the brownie, your palate will reach new heights. Not for the fair at heart these are beyond Death by Chocolate. They’ll bring you back to life. For over the top decadence enjoy with a deep red wine or black, black coffee.
Crispy on the outside and warm and moist on the inside. This loaf surprises nearly all who eat it with its deep texture and hearty nutty flavor. One of my friends has made this recipe into balls. Every time I see her she reminds me how much she loves it. If making the loaf, you can turn leftovers into a sandwich.