Food is not a big thing in our apartment. Nick, the only one who gets culinarily creative, rarely feels creative enough to create something new. I, on the other hand, never create anything new. I follow* recipes but I hate cooking so I rarely do.
One of our first wedding gifts was a food processor. Well, technically, it was a Christmas present. Either way, I’m sure it was a not-so-subtle suggestion that we start cooking a little more (mom and dad were probably sick of feeding us all the time).
Last weekend, we decided to break it in by making hummus. Neither of us has ever made hummus before but we found a great recipe in my new book: High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking by J.M. Hirsch. It’s a great book for me because it’s filled with interesting recipes that require very few steps. Not only do I hate cooking but I also get bored easily. Therefore, the fewer steps, the less likely I am to lose interest by the time I’m finished**.
Now presenting: Our lovely hummus in our new food processor (by our hummus I mean Nick’s…he made it).
Nick did an excellent job. The hummus was delicious and A LOT for two people:
Just to be clear: I wasn’t completely useless this entire time. I made an appetizer (also found in our new book): Feta with honey and pecans. It was more delicious than the hummus and I’ve had it for dinner at least 3 times this week.
*Ed. “follow” is a strong word here. I’d prefer “read”
**Ed. You’d be amazed how many times I’ve walked into the apartment to find my soon-to-be-bride seated in front of Pinterest while her latest “inspiration” is bubbling in the kitchen.