Today’s lunch was just some hummus and veggies, but I’ll probably just snack my way through the afternoon, content in the knowledge that I survived another Indiana snow storm and am now back inside my warm house.
As a lot of you know, tahini is a major ingredient in hummus. What some of you may also know is that tahini is really expensive, at least here in the fort it is. Tahini also sounds exotic, which means 18 year old me would never have eaten it. Hard to believe now, but at that age I was surviving on Lucky Charms, Mountain Dew and chips & salsa. Obviously there was no way I was cooking either. Not happening. So when we first were dating and got married, Brent did all the cooking, not because he loves cooking, but because he was 23 at that time and had learned a little bit about being an adult and taking care of himself. Me, not so much.
Anyway, back to the point of this post. One of the first things Brent made for me was Alton Brown’s hummus. Making hummus for a girl whose main food requirements were that it contain cheese or sugar was a pretty bold move, but that’s just the kind of man Brent is. Turns out I liked the hummus, so much so that for a while the only kind I would eat was the peanut butter hummus, although I’ve since expanded my horizons.
We’ve made hummus with tahini and that has been very tasty too, but I have a hard time buying a $9 jar of tahini when I can make something equally delicious with a $3 jar of peanut butter. So this is a very good alternative when you’re out of tahini and don’t have room for it in the budget.
I’ve been dreaming about moving… which I’m sure annoys Brent since I dragged him back to the midwest, but a girl can dream. I’d like to live somewhere more walkable, ideally where I didn’t need to own a car. Driving in this weather terrifies me.
Where would you move if you could go anywhere?