Today I was feeling gross. Bloated and heavy. The scale seemed to disagree though. I’m down 1lb from last week! Woop Woop.
Weight: 148.4; Body Fat 30.9%
Hummus. Creamy, garlicky, delicious. It’s probably my all time favourite dip. My family is Lebanese so I know good hummus when I taste it. My late grandfather made, quite possibly, the world’s best hummus and he supplied it at every single family function we had. My aunts’ hummus rank a close second.
Somehow the gene required to perfect the creamy consistency and get the right garlic/tahini/lemon ratio skipped a generation (or at least it skipped over me), so I stick to the easier and almost as tasty version:
Baba Ghanoush. The OTHER Lebanese dip.
It’s often overlooked by it’s prettier, more popular relative hummus. I personally love to make it because I find it so much easier to get the right consistency and the perfect flavour (plus I don’t have to be soaking, rinsing, and boiling chickpeas for days)
- 1 eggplant
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/2 tsp sea salt, separated
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and rub with olive oil and 1/4 tsp sea salt. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down.
Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes, until the eggplant is soft and the flesh is browned.
Scoop out the flesh with a spoon into a food processor and discard the skin.
Add all the remaining ingredients to the food processor and whir away until it is smooth and creamy, adjusting the ingredients to reflect your taste preferences.
Serve with olive oil and a sprinkling of paprika. YUM.
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- Lose 6cm from my waistline
Start (Aug 15): 83cm/ 91cm/ 166.8lb
Aug 31: 82cm /89cm/ 166.8lb
Sep 10: 83cm/ 89cm/ 166.2lb
Sep 20: 83cm/ 89cm/ 166.2lb
Oct 1: 83cm/ 88cm/ 165.6lb
Oct 10: 82cm/ 89cm/ 166.6lb
Oct 31: 81cm/ 88cm/ 166.6lb
Nov 15: 81cm/ 87cm/ 169.4lb
Dec 1: 82cm/ 88cm/ 170.2lb
Jan1: 82cm/ 88cm/ 169.4lb
Feb 1: 84cm/89cm/171.8lb
Mar 15: 83cm/ 88cm/ 170.0lb
Apr 15: 82cm/ 88cm/ 170.0lb