Today I made a very interesting raw “hummus” using mung beans. I soaked the beans for a couple days and they plumped up a bit. Before adding them to the Vita-Mix I drained off the remaining liquid.
I added 1 tablespoon tahini, fresh lemon juice, 1/2 a tsp cumin and salt. I whipped it till the beans were creamy and fluffy.
I had some of it on a salad that contained another interesting ingredient – jicama. I had jicama years ago but only once and I did not remember what is tasted like. When I had it before I cooked it, this time I tried it raw. It is very crispy, sweet and the perfect addition to my salad. I think I have found anther permanent addition to my list of favorite veggies.
This afternoon I decided to try out Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix. I bought it a few months ago and for some reason have yet to bake up a batch that I can actually eat. I made them light by using applesauce in place of the 3/4 cup melted butter. The batter was super thick but spread easily around the pan.
I am sad t0 say these things are yucky. The texture is ALL wrong – it was a bit rubbery. The flavor was definitely off – nowhere near a brownie. Charlie tried a bite and agreed that these wanna be brownies are awful. I hate to waste them but I can’t force these things down the hatch even if I spread some nut butter on it. They rest in piece in the garbage.
Since I have gone gluten free I have yet to taste a baked good that really wowed me. I think I might have to hang up my apron on the GF baked goods. At least I can eat a Jocalat Bar and get that brownie taste.
Off to get some sleep. We had a rough evening with my little one. He was complaining of a very bad tummy ache. Seems like that is happening a lot to him the past few weeks. I have not been feeding him anything different so I am not quite sure what the cause could be. I hope that he wakes up feeling better in the morning.
I hope you had a great Saturday.