Hummus is a healthy culinary staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that has been enjoyed in the area for a millennia. Used as either an appetizer dip or as an addition in many popular dishes, hummus is simply prepared from the same ingredients used in the earliest hummus recipes recorded in 13th Century Egypt. Hummus is prepared from cooked and mashed chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a dash of salt. In Lebanon, they love hummus so much that in May of 2010 they set the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest dish of hummus ever prepared. 300 chefs came together in a village near Beirut to make a batch of hummus that weighed approximately 23,000 pounds!
Locally-grown food has gotten much attention in the last couple of years for it's great flavor and positive environmental impact. However, starting a personal garden can seem like a daunting and overwhelming project. Fear not!: creating a personal garden is super easy, low cost and fun!
First, you have to assess the space you have for your garden. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a yard or even just a windowsill, the concept is the same: you are looking for a space that has lots of light where you can plant herbs and vegetables that grow well in that season.
Deep within the heart of Brooklyn Heights lies Waterfalls Cafe: a retreat for all New Yorkers fervently seeking a divine sense of euphoria, refreshment and exquisite taste from their food, without exhausting their wallet.
Waterfalls consistently defies all rules:
-it's fast, but good
-It's good, but cheap
-It's cheap, but delicious and
-it's delicious, but nutritious!
Enriched with grains, chickpeas, lentils and leafy greens, Waterfalls' cuisine liberates that boundlessly energetic and healthy person in all of us who's been encased in a vat of cookies and pasta since the December holidays.