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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:50 PM
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Poll question: Who thinks "hummus" is just a disgusting name for food?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:51 PM
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1. Who cares? It's freaking delicious!
Especially MINE! :9
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:52 PM
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2. Not as bad as muscilage
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:52 PM
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3. Be sure and pronounce it correctly.
It's not Hum-iss or hum-us. Take the "oo" from 'book', and it's "Hoom-ooss"

Any way you say it, it's scrumptious! :9
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:54 PM
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5. It sounds like a bodily secretion that should only be spoken of
in the doctor's office. Yes, I've been coughing up a lot of blood-streaked hummus lately. :shrug:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:56 PM
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6. A guy did a double-take one time when I pronounced it properly.
He asked: "Did you just say you liked 'homeless'?"
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:53 PM
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4. Better than haggis, though.
No?
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:24 PM
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19. I was just gonna say...Haggis sounds much worse.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:56 PM
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7. Home made hummus
with lots of curry and garlic, on whole wheat bagels for breakfast...yummy!
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 05:57 PM
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8. Goes great with a rootbeer pflegm.
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candle_bright Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:02 PM
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9. It's an Arabic word
and doesn't sound weird to me.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:10 PM
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12. True, but it's Arabic for "I dare you".
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:55 PM
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26. I dare you to eat this pasty stuff that's in front of you...
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Ironpost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:08 PM
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10. Just what the hell is it
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:09 PM
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11. A spread made from...
...chickpeas, garlic, tahini (sesame paste), parsley and olive oil (the basics).
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:15 PM
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13. Hell have you even tried it?
Edited on Wed Mar-02-05 06:15 PM by Stop_the_War
IT'S FREAKIN' AWESOME!

Try Athenos brand of hummus and buy some pita bread to dip into it. Trust me, you'll love it. It's a Middle Eastern / Mediterranean food that has been around for millenia.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:18 PM
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14. Make your own!
It's so easy!
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:19 PM
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15. I haven't tried making my own, maybe I'm scared to...
Got any recipes/instructions?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:23 PM
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16. Sure. If you have a food processor, you're in business.
2 to 3 cloves garlic
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and liquid reserved
2 to 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
A handful fresh parsley leaves
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
Pinch kosher salt
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Chop the garlic finely in a food processor. Add the beans and 1/2 of the reserved liquid and process finely or to desired consistency. Add the tahini, parsley, lemon zest and juice, black pepper, and salt. Process until it forms a paste. Drizzle in the olive oil and process until it reaches the consistency of mayonnaise.


You don't even need one of those HUGE processors. I make my hummus in a Cuisinart Mini-Prep, which costs about 40 bucks. For an additional flavor, add a few roasted red peppers (from a jar).

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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:23 PM
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17. Is a blender okay?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:25 PM
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20. Hmmm...I've never used a blender.
It might work. :shrug:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:24 PM
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18. No, but then again, I'll go across the island to eat pupus!
"pupu" in Polynesia means any kind of hors d'oeuvre. Opihi's, at any rate, do not bear any resemblance whatsoever to excrement :-)
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:29 PM
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21. I thought that was cow poop?
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parsifal_e Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:31 PM
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22. Hummus is great.......
Hummus with Falafel is heaven.
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Undercover Owl Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:35 PM
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23. hummus with...
tabbouleh and falafel with tahine sauce, and stuffed grape leaves. :9
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:42 PM
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24. Never thought about it
You came up with something I've never ever thought about! Now that I do think about it, it doesn't bother me.

But I'm Jewish and used to weird guttural words for food- even the ones that aren't guttural can be odd- Chulent, gefilte fish, stuffed derma, kasha varnishkes....hummus is tame in comparison.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 06:43 PM
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25. Love it!
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