Being vegan has been such an interesting and challenging journey, not only because of the people around me who want to make me believe that I am wrong, but also because honestly, you need to be creative and your body needs to get all the nutrients.
First of all, I have to confess I am a horrible cook so I have been learning some interesting new dishes to my everyday routine. And also I have the best chef by my side. (lucky me yay). On the other hand, I am the kind of vegan who wants to enjoy all the colors, texture, smell and life out of the vegetables and fruits, so I guess I can do it easier, sort of…
My breakfast are totally fun and delicious, I have become really obsessed with avocados, tahini and hummus and plants stuff. So, you will always find hummus in my fridge. However, I have to admit I am kind of picky when it comes to my food, because I honestly like it better when is homemade.
In order to have the most quality food at home, me and my boyfriend are trying to make the most amazing of everything: falafel, bread, vegan patties (made out of beans or quinoa), cakes or sauces. In that order, I kind of copied a little bit my bf recipe and made a really yummy hummus that I would love to share with you either if you are vegan or not.
Fresh lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt (optional) I don’t use it
In the bowl of the food processor add and combine all the ingredients. I usually start over with the chick peas and then add the rest ingredients except the oil.
Then blend the hummus until it becomes smooth: it might take 5 or 7 minutes.
When it takes the texture you like, taste and adjust seasonings.
As soon as it becomes creamy enough, add the oil and blend a few more minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and serve.
Enjoy with pita chips or whatever you want.
Recipe by: Jaime Saenz.