Tahini is sesame seed paste. It looks gross and it tastes exactly like sesame seeds. I found it in the cereal aisle of all places!
So far so good - letting the peas soak over night. Don't they loook gross? Like little toes or something.
I tried making my own hummus tonight for the first time. With my new mixer in hand, I blended away and came up with a giant flop. Not quite what I had in mind...
So after accidently flinging it all over the kitchen & my husband, and after my best efforts to try to add stuff to make it taste better (like half the bottle of olive oil) - I gave up. I can't get myself to throw it away though, so I may feed it to the street cats tomorrow... if they'll have it :)
I've made it one of my new goals to learn how to make good hummus while I'm over here. It's a staple to a lot of the regional meals and tastes much better here than it does in the States (in my opinion). I got the recipe that I tried tonight from my friend's mom, who is Armenian. I don't think it's the recipe's fault though. I think the spices are added mostly by taste, and since I have no idea what I'm doing, I added too much cumin and it tasted gross.
I'm not giving up though! I'll let you know how the next batch goes.