To be honest, I’m terrified of packaged foods. No one wants to go grocery shopping with me because I literally read all the ingredients of anything that catches my eye. I can’t say I recognize all of them.. but I do know : If I can’t pronounce it.. It’s probably not good for me. Bottom line for me is simplicity. If I could afford it, I’d buy all of my food at the market.. BUT that would be far too expensive so I work with what’s available. SO
Here’s a hummus ( my love) recipe that is simple and easy to experiment spices with!
With the food processor running, drop in 1 peeled garlic clove and process until minced.
Turn it off, scrape down the sides and add:
2 cups cooked chickpeas
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp tahini
½ teasp ground cumin
2 tbps lemon juice
¼ teasp salt
Restart the processor and slowly add water, making the hummus slightly thinner than desired (it will thicken in the fridge). Chill to combine the flavours before serving.
Oh and a cool tip from Michael Pollan : Don’t eat anything that your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.