Don’t buy it. Make it. Part 2
Busy, busy over here, so here’s just a quick follow-up to a post from last week.
After posting about the food you should make at home rather than buying it at a store, my wife and a friend reminded me of a couple I forgot to put on the list.
Hummus–While the process of finding and/or making your tahini is not something your mama like you taught you, it’s not that hard to do. Toast some sesame seeds, mix them with a little bit of water, lemon juice, oregano, and garlic and boom…tahini. Mix that with chickpeas, lemon juice, more garlic and some cumin and boom…hummus. I actually prefer black bean hummus to traditional hummus, but you do what you want.
Whipped cream–Seriously, never buy Cool Whip. It’s ridiculous. You need whip cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. A stand mixer with a whisk attachment makes it so fast (and so incredibly good), you will wonder why you ever spent whipped cream in a plastic tub.
Finally, while I seriously doubt the folks at The Kitchn are cribbing from Rapid Eye Reality, we did come up with the same idea at the same time. Here are a few more DIY foods from the good people over at that fine blog.