Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How to make Hummus


2 cups garbanzo beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tahini
2-4 TBSP lemon juice
1-2 tsp sesame oil
1 TSBP minced garlic
salt to taste
1/4 - 1/2 cup water if needed to alter consistency
blend in food processor until smooth, feel free to make it uniquely yours by adding spices you like. I personally like to add about 1/4 cup salsa, 1/2 tsp chili powder, and 1-3 tsp cumin (depending on my mood). YUM!

Please excuse my frumpy appearance in this video...I wasn't expecting to like it and post it, so I didn't put any effort into looking pretty! ****This was a test video to see if I could talk while cooking, the inspiration from which was taken from The Next Food Network Star tips, and any cooking show really. I love to cook, but lack the knowledge and experience with my culinary skills to pull it off professionally. Even though it is my dream to have my own cooking show, I know I need to learn a LOT more before I can ever attempt to travel down that road...but I am not afraid to try! I love to try new things, so no recipe is scary in my book :)


  1. Bellinie,
    You love to cook, and cooking is your PASSION (am I right?) So why are you going to school to be a dental assistant? Why not a culinary school? Or work as an assistant cook/chef at a local restaurant?

    If cooking is what you love, and you do it for a living, then you never have to work. Think about that - getting paid to do what you love to do. What could be better? And because it's what you enjoy doing more than almost anything else, you'll also become very VERY good at it if you aren't already.

    Follow your bliss!
    And good luck on your new blog, you're off to a great start!

  2. Hi Jenny! Thank you for your comments! As much as I would LOVE to go to culinary school, the closet one to where I live would mean I'd have to uproot my family. I do love to cook, but am afraid if I did it as a nightly gig as a chef, cooking another persons recipes, I might grow to hate it. It's more of a passion I like to indulge in at my own pace with no pressure. The Dental Assistant schooling/job is just a means to an end...need to contribute to the income in my household so the family can live without worry...I WISH I could follow my bliss...but will have to take creating my own cooking show online in the meantime! Food Network would be a goal, but I still have LOTS to learn :) Thank you again so much for your kind words...