yeah… i’m not as sad as last week but definitely a bit stressed out and in a full-time work mood. and when i’m like this i need good food. luckily i’m not someone to run to fast food chains to just eat something. the more stressed i am the more good food i want. the world might tumble down – you’ll find me in the kitchen cooking.
lately i really enjoy dinner with several dips and veggies and this weekend i’ve made us houmus, tabouleh salad and avocado spread. very healthy and good for the soul because you have to invest some time to eat which helps to calm down for a moment.
on the menu was: houmus, guacamole and tabouleh salad.
for the houmus i took
i know the canned chick peas are ready to use but i always boil them for another 20 minutes in the liquid
to have them extra chewy. then i rinse them and put them into a blender together with olive oil, garlic and tahiniÂ and mix until it’s a thick purÃ©e.
after that i taste and add lemon juice, salt ’n‘ pepper and the paprika powder until i love it. i normally add juice of a whole lemon. you mustÂ find out how much you like.Â all this is done in 30 minutes and just delicious.
the guacamole i keep rather simple:
tabouleh is similar to couscous. i don’t even really know what the difference is. here in germany i always buy a small pack that has herbs in it already. for one meal i use 3 table spoons of tabouleh and slightly cover it with boiling water. let it rest for 10 minutes and then add some tomatoes, onions, basil, cucumber… whatever i have available in the fridge.
cooking is actually my most beloved DIY project ever. when i’m in a grumpy mood i can’t sew. but i sure can cook.
enjoy your own middle-eastern dinner one time. all this goes perfectly together with a good piece of steak or chicken or simply with freshly cut veggies. healthy. delicious.
OH and you might have noticed the header of this post „delicious soulfood“. it’s something i’ve did after a fantastic photoshop tutorial that i’ve found on pugly pixel today. isn’t that a great letterpressed effect?! i LOVE it and you can try it, too. the step by step instruction is super easy!