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messageHummus crisis
Posted by peckham_ryu 04 November, 2019 16:01

How’s everyone coping with the hummus situation? Not only was regular hummus all out of stock in Sainsbury’s yesterday, now there’s news of a salmonella recall on a load of hummus products made for various supermarkets. (Although looks like only the snacking variety in Sainsbury’s). It’s often out of stock when I go. Is it under-stocked or has ED developed a massive collective hankering for chick pea and tahini deliciousness?

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by JohnL 04 November, 2019 16:18

"Lidl, Aldi, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons issue urgent recall for hummus over 'deadly salmonella scare"
"The first recall covered expiration dates up to November 7th, but it's now been extended a further 10 years."

Looks bad - but Heart Radio went a bit overboard (I think they mean 10 days)

[www.heart.co.uk]

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Spartacus 04 November, 2019 16:44

It's made me lose my sense of hummus 😄

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by DulwichFox 04 November, 2019 17:00

I have eaten Hummus today bought from the Co-Op dated use by 10th Nov.

Foxy

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by peckham_ryu 04 November, 2019 17:14

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> I have eaten Hummus today bought from the Co-Op
> dated use by 10th Nov.
>
> Foxy

Co-Op has emerged unscathed, you can mark yourself “safe” on Facebook and the like. I find their hummus a bit dense, what do you think of it?

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by malumbu 04 November, 2019 18:28

Relief is at hand, we are now growing our own chickpeas

[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Sue 04 November, 2019 19:24

I make my own. I have a great recipe which doesn't use any oil.

It takes about two minutes (with a jug and a stick blender) and tastes much nicer than the stuff you buy in supermarkets. One batch lasts me several days smiling smiley

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by womanofdulwich 04 November, 2019 20:08

Care to share the oil free recipe Sue?

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Sue 04 November, 2019 22:06

womanofdulwich Wrote:
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> Care to share the oil free recipe Sue?


It's this one:


[www.cearaskitchen.com]

I use a can of chickpeas and just shove all the liquid (aquafaba) in. I don't measure it.

I use half the amount of chilli powder she does, and sometimes I add a quarter teaspoon of turmeric (for health not taste reasons).

I only use one clove of garlic, but obviously it depends on the size of the clove and the strength of the garlic.

I make it in a (tallish) measuring jug with my stick blender on a speed of 6 then turbo.

The first time I used my food processor, but with the stick blender there is less washing up smiling smiley

I've tried other hummus recipes and I really don't miss the oil when I make it this way.

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by edcam 05 November, 2019 11:40

This sounds good, thanks Sue. Small tip - our bodies find it difficult to absorb the circumin (healthy compound in turmeric) without black pepper, so I'd add some to any recipe that you make with it.

Sue Wrote:

> It's this one:
>
>
> [www.cearaskitchen.com]
> us/
>
> I use a can of chickpeas and just shove all the
> liquid (aquafaba) in. I don't measure it.
>
> I use half the amount of chilli powder she does,
> and sometimes I add a quarter teaspoon of turmeric
> (for health not taste reasons).
>
> I only use one clove of garlic, but obviously it
> depends on the size of the clove and the strength
> of the garlic.
>
> I make it in a (tallish) measuring jug with my
> stick blender on a speed of 6 then turbo.
>
> The first time I used my food processor, but with
> the stick blender there is less washing up smiling smiley
>
> I've tried other hummus recipes and I really don't
> miss the oil when I make it this way.

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by JohnL 05 November, 2019 12:00

edcam Wrote:
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> This sounds good, thanks Sue. Small tip - our
> bodies find it difficult to absorb the circumin
> (healthy compound in turmeric) without black
> pepper, so I'd add some to any recipe that you
> make with it.
>

Strange that it's the second time I've heard of the black pepper this week (first was for golden milk)

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by ianr 05 November, 2019 12:04

edcam Wrote:
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> our bodies find it difficult to absorb
> circumin (healthy compound in turmeric)
> without black pepper, so I'd add some to
> any recipe that you make with it.
>

Odd but true:
"For example, piperine, a known bioavailability enhancer, is the major active component of black pepper [16] and is associated with an increase of 2000% in the bioavailability of curcumin [17]. Therefore, the issue of poor bioavailability appears to be resolved by adding agents such as piperine that enhance bioavailability, thus creating a curcumin complex." [www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Even academic studies apparently tend to add something like piperine to help keep curcuminoids in the body longer and hence more available.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:11:05:12:08:55 by ianr.

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher 05 November, 2019 13:24

Turkish shop near Chener Books does yummy hummus.

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by GrahamP 05 November, 2019 22:03

Heard there is also a shortage Taramasalata too.
Are we entering a double dip recession?

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Sue 06 November, 2019 00:43

edcam Wrote:
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> This sounds good, thanks Sue. Small tip - our
> bodies find it difficult to absorb the circumin
> (healthy compound in turmeric) without black
> pepper, so I'd add some to any recipe that you
> make with it.
>


Yes you're absolutely right and I'd forgotten about that, trouble is I'm not sure black pepper would go well with the hummus!

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Sue 06 November, 2019 00:44

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> Turkish shop near Chener Books does yummy hummus.

Yes they do, and several different kinds if memory serves!



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messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by SpringTime 06 November, 2019 10:53

That's a good looking recipe Sue - will try

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Sue 06 November, 2019 21:43

SpringTime Wrote:
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> That's a good looking recipe Sue - will try.


Hope you like it!

I've also got an excellent (I think) recipe for olive tapenade big grin

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Alan Medic 07 November, 2019 07:27

Sue, how long is it safe to keep in the fridge?

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Sue 07 November, 2019 14:58

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Sue, how long is it safe to keep in the fridge?


Don't know, because usually I eat it all within a few days smiling smiley

But if it started looking a bit frothy and/or smelling a bit odd, I would bin it.

I imagine it lasts as long as shop-bought hummus does (assuming the shop-bought hummus doesn't have some kind of preservative in it, which I don't think it does).

ETA: I usually transfer it to a covered container in the fridge, eg an old takeaway container. I have loads of those because I freeze things in them smiling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:11:07:14:59:03 by Sue.

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by DulwichFox 07 November, 2019 15:10

My shop bought Hummus says to eat withing 3 days of opening..

Foxy

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by Seabag 08 November, 2019 22:56

I’ve a great boiled egg recipe

messageRe: Hummus crisis
Posted by malumbu 09 November, 2019 10:23

Vote Tory as we will be able to get excellent trade deals with the hummus producing nations rather than depend on the ebbs and flows of the European market - a shortage one month and a slurry lake the next.

I've heard that the clangers are dead keen to sign a deal over green soup and Noggin, King of the country of Nog, wanting to do similar over whatever they produce there.


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