A Conversation for Hummous

The food of the Gods

Post 1

jasegroom

I'm vegetarian, and I believe I would probably die if it wasn't for the benefits of this wonderful substance. My personal favourite hummus sandwich is a brown pitta bread, with hummus, cous cous, black olives, tomato, lettuce and cucumber, sprinkled with a little black pepper.

Incidentally, there's a fledgling vegetarian society on H2G2. It can be found at http://www.h2g2.com/A299315 . If you're veggie, why not join, and make Zarquon very happy?


The food of the Gods

Post 2

Regor

I quite agree. I too am veggie and shall pop over and have a look. Er...was/is Zarquon a veggie? I seem to remember a reference to a singing fish, but not diets.


hummous is the friend of meat

Post 3

Researcher NOT

you are both so wrong!
hummous is best when eaten with meat! there are two options: one is to wipe hummous with pita when starting a meal (and i mean taking bits of pita, deep them in hummous with tahini & olive oil and stuck them in your mouth), and then eat some great shish-kebab. the second, is eating them togethter. this is the way hummous was eaten all thru history - dont turn iy into a vegie food.


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Post 4

Vandervecken

I am so glad you pointed that out. I am also a hummous-loving omnivore, and I have to say it makes a perfect substitute for mayonnaise (another great meat-dip). I also want to point out a third method of obtaining it - the deli counter in the supermarket..!


hummous is the friend of meat

Post 5

jasegroom

It's OK, I'm not trying to hijack it for us veggies. I believe everyone, regardless of race, creed, sex or dietary tendencies should be able to enjoy this gift from the Gods, but as a veggie it's a cracking source of protein and it's tasty enough to not need meat with it. I won't deny for a second that it tastes great with meat too, because I've only been veggie for four and a half years, and I used to eat it in just the way you describe.


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Post 6

Regor

Yes, fair points and well made. I was introduced it by veggies, so sadly haven't tasted it in combination with meat. I'm not likely to now either, such is the path I have chosen. So how else can we eat this delightfull substance? My other half is a carnivore so I'm not asking for exclusively veggie options, which is just as well by the look of things smiley - winkeye


hummous is the friend of meat

Post 7

Wolfman, Zaphodista :X (soon to be Zarquon again, or maybe not)

LOL, I think jase was referring to me. Thanks for the plug, btw. I'll be honest with you, I've never tried hummus. Although I have been a vegetarian for years I avoid "vegetarian food" like the plague, eg. tofu, veggieburgers, etc. I have always put hummus in that category, but maybe now I will try it. Right now the largest part of my diet comes from the bread and pasta group. Not the healthiest really.


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Post 8

Regor

Crikey. Let me get this right, the founder of the Veg Soc hasn't tried hummus? Well go on then, the meaty comments above make it clear it isn't a veggie food. I don't know that your bread/pasta diet is that unhealthy. Some veggie diets are pretty bad in that respect. I guess it depends what you put on the pasta/bread.

Thanks for the link tips btw. Now I just need to find the time smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

plastic lemming

hummus with meat? hummus with veggies?

u all got it wrong HUMMUS WITH EVERYTHING

mmmmmmmm


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Post 10

Wolfman, Zaphodista :X (soon to be Zarquon again, or maybe not)

Agreed. I have totally moved past my only-eat-mainstream-food days. Hummous, tofu, fallafel, all wonderful things--especially fallafel! smiley - biggrin


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