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Hummus with sesame oil instead of tahini

A lot of people don’t like to use tahini because they think the taste is too strong, they don’t know where to purchase it, or they have no idea what it is. In my case, it is the latter.

Anyway, after a quick Google search I realized that tahini is something of a by product of sesame seeds. So I thought why not just try it with sesame oil which I have plenty of. So here’s what I did:

Ingredients

Tin of chick peas/garbanzo beans OR handful of dried chick peas, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, pinch of sea salt, pinch of black pepper, 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, squeeze of lemon juice.

Instructions

1a. If you’re using tinned chick peas then you’re good to go. Just remember that the tinned ones have a lot less nutrients in them than their dried counterparts.

1b. For dried chick peas you’ll need to firstly

Soak the Chickpeas in water for at least 8 hours.

OR Put the chickpeas in a pan, bring it to the boil then turn the heat off and soak the chickpeas for about 3 hours.

2. Once the chickpeas are done. Remove any loose skins and rinse them.

3. Place the chickpeas in a blender with the olive oil and the water. Blend them with short pulses.

4. Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice and more water if the hummus is too dry. Pulse the chickpeas again.

5. Add the sesame oil. Pulse again.

6. Serve with nice bread. Enjoy.

You might argue that this is not hummus because it doesn’t have tahini and it is probably made wrongly and blah blah blah. Whatever it is, I enjoyed it. This is how it looked:

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Beef Udon

This one is totally one of my favourites:

Black Pepper and Oyster Sauce

1. Mix some Black Pepper and Oyster Sauce

2. Mix Chilli, Garlic, Ginger and Oil. Leave on the side for a while

2. Mix Chilli, Garlic, Ginger and Oil. Leave on the side for a while

3. Prepare some udon noodles by washing them

3. Prepare some udon noodles by washing them

4. Take some good beef slices. Marinate with a tiny bit of soy sauce if needed.

4. Take some good beef slices. Marinate with a tiny bit of soy sauce if needed.

5. Fry the oil, ginger, garlic and chili slightly

5. Fry the oil, ginger, garlic and chili slightly

6. Chop some oriental cabbage into shreds

6. Chop some oriental cabbage into shreds

7. Get some chicken stock ready.

7. Get some chicken stock ready.

8. Throw in your black pepper and oyster sauce

8. Throw in your black pepper and oyster sauce

9. After cooking the udon noodles in boiling water, drain them

9. After cooking the udon noodles in boiling water, drain them

10. Put the beef into the pan. Fry slowly

10. Put the beef into the pan. Fry slowly

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12. Mix it all up and add in the chicken stock. You can also add in some rice wine here.

12. Mix it all up and add in the chicken stock. You can also add in some rice wine here.

13. Add in the cabbage

13. Add in the cabbage

14. Serve and enjoy

14. Serve and enjoy