Hello food-loving friends!
Today I am writing to you from the south of France where I am spending the summer. London is a fantastic place to live but nothing beats the south of France for summer holidays!
Holidays… I love cooking while on holidays. I can’t find anything more relaxing than cooking with a sea view, something healthy, something tasty.
Last night I made hummus from a recipe found on BBC Good Food. Ingredients were:
200g/7oz canned ckickpeas
2 tbsp lemon juice or more
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
100ml/3½fl oz tahini (sesame seed paste) optional
4 tbsp water
1 tsp paprika
- But I didn’t have any cumin or paprika so I used turmeric instead and it worked just fine.
Basically, just throw everything in a bowl and blend using an immersion blender. Taste, add more lemon juice, salt, or oil if needed.
Have you tried eating hummus with carrots instead of pitta bread? It’s a great combination in terms of taste and texture, and carrots are very rich in beta carotene (in vitamin A), which, among other things, is good for your skin and is thought to be useful to prepare skin before sun exposure. And guess what: its absorption is enhanced when eaten with fat. Great news since hummus is made with olive oil !!
Carrots are also a good antioxidant, rich in vitamin c, and contain vitamin B-6, calcium and magnesium in smaller amounts.
I’m going to be cooking with a sea view until the end of August, so come back for more summer recipes soon!
And Bon Appetit bien sur!