09/03/2012 by Farmer K's Kitchen
A new friend of mine recommended that I check out Supercharged Food‘s website and blog to help me get some inspiration for our recently adapted eating regime. She is so encouraging with what I am trying to do with Kirk’s Ankylosing Spondylitis and such a generous person that she is sending me the cookbook! I tell you what, made my day! The majority of the recipes fit into what I am trying to do here, so it couldn’t have come at a better time. I am one happy-chappy
Beans are very starchy and therefore a big no-no for us, so I was very excited to see this hummus recipe with no beans….and it tastes EXACTLY like the normal hummus. It even passed the starch test (dropping some Iodine on the food: if it turns black, purple or dark in colour it is starchy).
Here is the photo of the test:
Even though chickpeas (which are the main ingredient in your common delicious hummus) are beautiful, they actually give me the tummy grumbles which mirror a gluten attack so I try to avoid them. They are also the starchy part.
I tell you what: next BBQ that requires a bit of hummus, I bringing this. It is a great gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, starch-free dip It would also be perfect to put on chicken and salad.
No Bean Hummus
- 3/4C (110g) almonds (I used blanched almonds)
- 2 peeled zucchinis
- 3/4C (190g) tahini (sesame paste)
- 1/4C (45g) olive oil
- 1/2C (85g) lemon juice
- 4 peeled garlic cloves
- 1/2 Tbs ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh basil
- Place all the ingredients in the Thermomix or food processor.
- Mix until nice and creamy.
Now to cut up some veggies and make some Nut Crackers to go with them.
AS Update: The starch-free diet is going well. Kirk has been very strict with what passes his lips and he has been testing everything with Iodine. He did however have a bit of a dairy day and consumed a bit too much, which he felt the next day. AS pain came back like ‘da boss’ and he was stiff all over, hobbling and wincing at the smallest movement. It took about 2 days for the dairy-induced flare up to subside. Now he is feeling better. There is slight pain, but the symptoms are calming again.
This just proved to us how important food really is!