I think that I have to be one of the most festive people that I know. I watch Christmas films on repeat (the cheesier the better!), by mid November the Christmas songs are playing loud and proud, and as soon as December hits, the Christmas jumpers come out! My house gets turned into a mini winter wonderland, and make everything as festive as I can. Yes, I was that loser at school who had red and green bands on their braces… it seemed like a good idea at the time! I love getting the sparkles out, and adding that festive touch to everything that I possibly can, especially my nails! If there’s glitter involved than I’m normally a massive fan. In my opinion, everything’s better when it sparkles, and Christmas gives me the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Smooth, creamy and light, this hummus is honestly the best dip that I’ve tasted; but obviously I’m a little bit biased! I’ve tried so many different shop-bought versions before and although some have been nice, none have really blown me away. I’ve found a lot have tasted WAY too garlicky or just taste of nothing at all, it was so hard to find one in-between. And on the occasions that I have found one that I enjoyed the ridiculously expensive price tag has meant that they had to be saved as an occasional treat.
This is originally what drew me to make my own hummus. I eat it so often that it wasn’t very cost effective to keep purchasing ready made tubs all the time. I really couldn’t believe how much cheaper it works out to make your own!
My other favourite thing about this recipe is just how simple it is! There are only 6 ingredients, and zero prep time. Just chuck it all in the blender, mix everything together until nice, smooth and fluffy and you’re good to go… it really is that easy. One thing I should say is that this recipe does make ALOT of hummus, so if, like me, this is a staple part of your diet or you need to feed a lot of people you may find it easier to half the recipe.
I don’t add any garlic to this recipe just because I really don’t like the taste. But I know most people do enjoy a little bit of garlic so if you want, feel free to add a clove or ½ – 1 teaspoon of garlic paste, depending on your personal preference. I’ve also reduced the amount of olive oil I use in the recipe, again this was more down to my tastes than anything else. I just don’t enjoy eating oily food and tend to omit oil wherever I can. But again, if it’s something that you like then feel free to add a little bit more.
I also use this recipe as my base when making flavoured hummus, such as beetroot or carrot, so feel free to experiment and add what you like. And, of course, let me know how it goes!
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
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It’s official, Christmas is on its way! It may only be December 1st, but I’m all ready to deck the halls and get into the party spirit. I love everything about this time of year; not only because it’s my birthday tomorrow (I can’t believe it!), but my favourite months finally arrived and the run up to Christmas has started. I love the festive feeling in the air, the excuse to go shopping and not feel guilty about it (well only a little), the flavours and the all the colours. The jolly greens, and merry reds and who could ever forget that extra Christmas sparkle?
As a way to celebrate my favourite time of year, I decided to treat myself to a brand-new manicure. Think of it as a little birthday treat. Especially as this design is party ready and can be worn for any occasion. I wanted to focus on my favourite Christmas colour, and painted my nails the merriest metallic red that I could find. Hey, I might as well go all out. And what’s December without a touch of glitter?
If you don’t know by now, I absolutely love baking. There’s something about throwing a bunch of simple ingredients together, and making something completely delicious that I just love. There really is nothing better than people taking a bite, and making that irresistible “mmmmm…’ sound. That’s always a sign of a good creation.
Another thing that I love is just how diverse cakes are. There are so many flavour combinations and possibilities. Some like to keep it simple, others go as wacky as they can. I’ve seen ice cream plonked on quadruple chocolate cake, candyfloss frosting, and all manner of strange and bizarre creations
So, I did something kind of dumb. I had this amazing idea for a new nail post. I’d thought about it, deigned it, picked the colours and everything. In my head, it was all done. Super simple, chic, and undoubtedly pretty. I wrote the post before I’d even attempted it, that’s just how confident I was. So, all I needed to do was paint the nails. And there was my big boo boo. I’d done this whole thing, with nothing but a brief idea in my head. So, I’m pretty sure you can guess what happened next.