We eat a lot of hummus and I am always thinking about new flavour combinations. After making my roasted garlic toum and loving the taste I made this toum hummus.
Winter arrived in the Western Cape with her usual suddenness. We went from pleasant weather to bitter cold overnight. It rained and snowed and having to be out of the office was not fun. But I had to go shopping and so I decided to park in the underground parking of our local mall. The shopping centre is not well designed and is about 2.5 kilometers end to end. My first stop was at the opposite end to where I had parked. I started my fitness tracker with the walking feature and set out at a fair pace. Unencumbered by shopping bags or a trolley I could walk unimpeded. I collected a trolley, chose two bottles of whisky and went to the counter to pay. And as I opened my bag I realized I had left my purse in the car!
I had the cashier suspend the sale and took a very brisk walk back to my car to collect my purse. Then a repeat of my journey to pay for the whisky. After that I did the shopping I needed to get done. This included groceries and toiletries and did not take me too long. I then ambled through the mall, in no rush to get back to my car and offload the very full trolley. Once I was done I stopped tracking my exercise and had a look at how far I had walked. A total of 9.97 kilometers which is a lot further than I had planned of course. And 2 hours of ‘exercise’ – well, I am calling it that to make me feel better about my needing to do 2 laps of the place. Do you consider walking through a shopping centre to be exercise?
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- 1 x 400 g tin chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
- 150 mls toum
- 60 mls reserved chickpea liquid
- 30 ms olive oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- Place the chickpeas, toum, chickpea liquid and olive oil into a blender
- Blitz until as processed as you like your hummus
- Season to taste and enjoy
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime July 20:
To a life well lived in 2020!