So today it’s Father’s Day right? I don’t think my dad would be a big fan of hummus, however last time when I saw him we had a strange conversation about healthy foods, and trust me it was him telling mi stuff. What I should eat, and what to avoid, and why to use olive oil instead of the sunflower one and so on…I wasn’t sure what to think about the whole thing, and I don’t want to say he became like this only because he’s getting old- it wouldn’t be fair. I noticed however, my dad is way more conscious of what he eats, which is a good thing. Many people tell me when they were little, their mom was the one looking after them- most of the time anyway. Well, for me it was the opposite. My mom worked in the office, so she would leave the house very early in the morning, and my dad had to get us ready to school. And I’m not talking here teenagers, we were like 7-8, so imagine how difficult it could be for a man to manage TWO girls of this age 😀 But it was working for the three of us great! My dad simply cooked for breakfast what we wanted to eat, he was making a second breakfast for us too- sometimes really crazy things, and I still remember that fish I got once and wasn’t sure how to eat it, but I loved it and he knew it would make me happy! And…any time we would miss the school bus my dad was driving us to school. To be perfectly honest, my sister and I were doing it on purpose, since we loved when he drove us there. So now imagine us in the car=happy, my dad driving= not really happy, and in front of the car the school bus driving very slowly…My dad brought me to my new school when I was 6- we went there in June, just to sing me up before September. I still remember how I was dressed, and I remember my dad on a motorbike, and me wearing a funny white little helmet! I remember any time I was sick, after we visited a doctor, my dad- who is not a big fan of reading- would bring me to the bookshop and I could pick a book I liked. When we were in a high school it was my dad bringing us there every morning, and he would give us the last small money he had in his pockets for sweets or fruits. My dad was making little furniture for our dolls, sowing clothes for them too- we didn’t have Barbie, and he was taking us to the circus in the summer time. In the winter time he was organizing a sleigh competition and a snowman building competition! He taught us how to feed the birds, and what they like to eat. Every Christmas he was bringing the biggest possible Christmas tree, and he was decorating it with us. He was buying the cutest hamsters for us, and trust me we spent many evenings looking for them when they escaped! My mom used to say he was doing all these things since he never really grew up himself, but I guess thanks to all these memories my life as an adult is much better. For my dad my sister and I were always the smartest, the good looking ones, and those ones who deserve all the best. He had never any doubts we would do well, and I can still see how proud he was when we graduated from the university. The only thing I can say now is Thank You Dad!
And now hummus. It’s is true I’m being busy, but I found some time and participated in a food photo workshop in Warsaw last week! I will tell you about it when I get more time, and once I feel more comfortable with all the techniques I’ve learnt there. I will share this knowledge here with you, as I can imagine we all are aiming to be better at food photography. I hope you can see the first results here today. For now I can tell you I was a guest in a very special house, very special place, and this chickpea hummus was one of the things we were working on and with. I couldn’t stop eating it, it was delicious!! So, yesterday I bought 2 jars of chickpea and there you go. Enjoy my Friends!!
Preparation time- about 20-25 min, cooking time- 5-8 min max
- 1 jar of chickpea- 400 g was mine- I realized two jars was way too much, unless you really like hummus 🙂
- fresh lemon juice- half a lemon is enough
- 2 small cloves of garlic
- olive oil
- salt and black pepper
The easiest thing to make in the world! In a pot boil the chickpea- don’t use the water from the jar, but do not throw it away, next time I will show you how to use it! Chickpea is already good to be eaten, but I cooked it just for a few minutes, literally 5 min is fine. Set it aside until it cools down a bit. Blend the chickpea together with garlic, lemon juice, pinch of salt and pepper. I also added 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, just to make it more creamy.
Once all ingredients are combined serve your hummus with some olive oil on top and some marjoram. It’s perfect with pita or soda bread, or just on its own!! Happy Father’s Day to all dads reading this post today 🙂 Have a lovely Sunday!