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  #2451654 31-Mar-2020 16:36
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networkn:

 

Home Made Hummus is as easy as as well.

 

 

And totally worth the effort to make from dried chick peas.





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  #2451655 31-Mar-2020 16:36
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Still hanging out for pizza. Might have to see about a homemade one instead.


 
 
 
 


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  #2451657 31-Mar-2020 16:39
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MikeAqua:

 

networkn:

 

Home Made Hummus is as easy as as well.

 

 

And totally worth the effort to make from dried chick peas.

 

 

I've used Tinned in water ever since I started making it.

 

Do you just used dried and hydrate them in water overnight?

 

 


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  #2451667 31-Mar-2020 16:44
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networkn:

 

Do you just used dried and hydrate them in water overnight?

 

 

Yep. Firmer texture and more interesting flavour.





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  #2451671 31-Mar-2020 16:47
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MikeAqua:

 

networkn:

 

Do you just used dried and hydrate them in water overnight?

 

 

Yep. Firmer texture and more interesting flavour.

 

 

But don't cook them, correct?

 

I do a great KFC Bean Salad using dried beans, soaked overnight then cooked briefly.


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  #2451700 31-Mar-2020 17:35
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I spoke to my brother in the USA this afternoon.

 

They have full access to takeaways and food delivery and he has definitely swallowed the Kool Aid as far as their not-really-a-lockdown-at-all lockdown goes. 






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  #2451731 31-Mar-2020 18:46
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Geektastic:

 

I spoke to my brother in the USA this afternoon.

 

They have full access to takeaways and food delivery and he has definitely swallowed the Kool Aid as far as their not-really-a-lockdown-at-all lockdown goes. 

 

 

I hear you on that, i have colleges state side that think were being over cautious, and that in a couple of weeks all will be normal 


 
 
 
 


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  #2451801 31-Mar-2020 20:01
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hsvhel:

 

Geektastic:

 

I spoke to my brother in the USA this afternoon.

 

They have full access to takeaways and food delivery and he has definitely swallowed the Kool Aid as far as their not-really-a-lockdown-at-all lockdown goes. 

 

 

I hear you on that, i have colleges state side that think were being over cautious, and that in a couple of weeks all will be normal 

 

 

And yet, the USA just passed 3,000 deaths, on par with France and just behind China.

 

Americans are blind.





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  #2451869 31-Mar-2020 22:08
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They’re not blind exactly. They just focus on different things. Also, it’s a huge place. If 3000 people died here, most people would know one of them. In the US that’s very unlikely.

They’re really focused on things like the fact that J&J have vaccine candidates ready for testing, that someone had designed swift test kits, that huge corporations are spending huge budgets on solving the issues.

We tend not to have that outlook and combined with a small size it makes two very different approaches.





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  #2451873 31-Mar-2020 22:20
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That doesn't make their approach right or better though, does it? They have the highest number of cases in the world at the moment (although I will admit not the highest number of deaths).

 

Trump (IMO) has come across as ineffective and he doesn't know what he's doing/saying. I actually pick this may even cost him the election.


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  #2451876 31-Mar-2020 22:28
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quickymart:

 

That doesn't make their approach right or better though, does it? They have the highest number of cases in the world at the moment (although I will admit not the highest number of deaths).

 

Trump (IMO) has come across as ineffective and he doesn't know what he's doing/saying. I actually pick this may even cost him the election.

 

 

 

 

I made no comment on whether it was or not. Merely offered reasons as to why it is different.






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  #2451903 1-Apr-2020 06:28
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networkn:

 

But don't cook them, correct?

 

 

I’ve never seen a recipe for hummus that doesn’t first cook the chickpeas. 

 

Being vege, we use a lot of dried chickpeas, often cook extra and stick them in the freezer. Quickest way (Other than a pressure cooker) is pour boiling water over them, heat until water in pot is boiling and simmer until tender (check by feel and taste).

 

Soaking over-night speeds up cooking but doesn’t stop the need for this, especially since hummus is not actually cooked. Felafel, on the other hand, can be made with uncooked chickpeas given the final product is fried, but we still use cooked (I get indigestion if not!).


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  #2451908 1-Apr-2020 06:52
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Hummus (and baba ghanoush, moutabal and fattoush) is one of the best things about living in the middle east. The stuff in NZ is like NZ gucamole - a poor imitation. I'm not sure what the difference is (I suspect the tahini) but it's like crack.

It's always served with oil on top which also makes it so much creamier.

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  #2451974 1-Apr-2020 09:09
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networkn:

 

But don't cook them, correct?

 

I do a great KFC Bean Salad using dried beans, soaked overnight then cooked briefly.

 

 

You can cook them as well for example if you are making a chana dahl.  Indian cooks have had vege only dishes figured out for very long time.

 

Also to get the skins off (for making hummus) drain them and chuck them in pan with some baking soda for few minutes.





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  #2451994 1-Apr-2020 09:18
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Handle9: Hummus (and baba ghanoush, moutabal and fattoush) is one of the best things about living in the middle east. The stuff in NZ is like NZ gucamole - a poor imitation. I'm not sure what the difference is (I suspect the tahini) but it's like crack.

It's always served with oil on top which also makes it so much creamier.

 

 

 

I love making Bana Ghanoush. I prefer mine as I do with my Hummus with SOME texture.

 

When I went to France a couple of years ago, we went to Marseille (wow I spelt that right first time!) and in the gardens there, there was a lady selling freshly squeezed orange juice. It was the best fruit juice I ever had, and I remember it vividly. I know it sounds corny, but it figuratively tasted like a glass of sunshine. I think some parts of the world, the food just tastes better. Bread and Cheese in France were also incomparable.

 

Stone Fruit in NZ is very good.

 

We are getting a lot of cross over on the food thought and recipe thread :)

 

 

 

 


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