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01-09-2005, 05:21 PM
Is hummus raw?
Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just can't figure it out! And I miss hummus. It's good things.
I don't think so... (aren't chickpeas cooked before use?)
unless you make it yourself of course, there are some recipes in the rawfood section I think...
but hey, why would you cut out all the things you love all together? I thought you mentioned something about easing into this lifestyle, if you go cold (mock)turkey, it might be too hard, some people can, others can't...
I did go all the way, but had a rebound after a couple of months where I would just eat lots of junk, just to make up for the lost months, tss, sad, I know, but just beware okay? Rather ease into it, when you are ready to let go of certain foods, go ahead, step by step, okay?
01-09-2005, 05:38 PM
:) Thanks for the words...
I'm not surprised to find that I'm pretty raw as is; I'm just healthy for the most part. The raw thing for me is more about cutting out true junk. I'll probably keep milk & coffee & the occassional soda... and I like my 2-3 unraws a week. I'm not as heavy into this as a lot of people, I hope I reap the benefits anyway, but I do want to shed a few pounds and look my best.
I also like cheese. A lot. ;P But I cut that out too.
So, what I'm saying, is I'm eased in already. I came that way (lucky me, eh?)... this is just about maintaining & eliminating the few remenents of junk I had (ice cream, anything unraw)...
01-09-2005, 06:39 PM
Commerical made Hummus is not raw - here are a couple raw recipes
0.5 cup buckwheat, sprouted (1.5 - 2 cups after sprouting)
4 tablespoons sesame seeds, soaked for a couple hours, and drained
6 cloves garlic
two large lemons, peel removed
2 teaspoons cumin
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
0.25 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
1-2 teaspoons paprika
0.5 teaspoon ground pepper
peel from half or a whole lemon
Blend everything together until the mixture forms a thick creamy paste.
Note: If you are preparing this for friends, you may want to mix the chopped cilantro or parsley in by hand at the end instead of blending it to prevent the hummus from turning green.
This one can get watery if not eaten at one time
No Bean Humus --credit to Chef Matt Samuelson
2 medium zucchini
1/4 cup olive oil
4-8 garlic cloves
2 t celtic salt (or use dulse flakes)
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
3/4 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup tahini
1/4 t cayenne
1 t paprika
1 t ground cumin
Process zucchini, olive oil and garlic first in food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth!!
Sharon in Colorado
01-09-2005, 06:49 PM
I've made raw hummous before (by sprouting the chickpeas) and never cared much for it. It has a very strong earthy/sprouty flavor. Juliano's Hummous A L'orange is excellent though, the best one I've ever made! I've seen his RAW book at bookstores everywhere, so it's very available.
01-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Thanks for the tip Sharon. I have Juliano's book too... I tried to make hummus also, and I threw it out- all of it! I will try his recipe and I hope that I have the same result as you! I love hummus as well! :D
01-09-2005, 08:42 PM
What's the title?
Sharon in Colorado
01-10-2005, 08:21 AM
It's called "RAW The Uncook Book" by Juliano ...
01-10-2005, 08:46 AM
There is a new book out by Carol Alt called "Eating in the Raw"... I made her recipe for hummus and love it. I'm going to make Alissa's next time!! :)
01-10-2005, 09:48 AM
I made Alissa's hummus from sprouted chickpeas and it was great! Not as creamy as the cooked but my husband doesn't like cooked hummus and he loved the raw, go figure! I spread mine on cucumbers. Very yummy!
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