The Human Machine

Do rock and roll dreams come true?

I told the boyfriend that I was going to make pita bread tonight.  He told me that I often make things that can only be made by professional chefs or machines.  Then he asked me which I was.  I’ll let you decide.

Also, I’ll let you decide what amazing high school indy band I’ve quoted above.  The winner gets a big smackeroo on the face.  Unless we’re related.  In which case, I promise to make the winner something gluten free next time I’m in Fayetteville.  High stakes.  Get on it.

Regardless, this pita was a breeze.  No seriously.  Maybe 20 minutes total spent on this, though longer, if you include rising time.  I ran across this smitten kitchen recipe, which was pretty much useless to me as it required me to let the dough rise for at least 8 hours.  Wasn’t gonna happen.  I almost gave up.  Then I saw this.  The word “easy” really stood out to me, and the recipe lived up to its promise.  I straight up stole this recipe, so I’m not going to bother writing it out and claiming that I “adapted” it.  Follow the link.  Follow instructions.  Scarf those babies down!

Pita Bread

Pita Bread

While the pita bread was in the oven (please note it bakes for 3 minutes), I processed some hummus.  It went like this…

Classic Garlic Hummus:

  • 1 big ol’ can of chickpeas, drained (19 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt to taste (don’t be shy, though… it’ll need a good bit)
  • water

Process the chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic.  Add salt to taste, and water until the texture is just right (not too much, though!).  So simple.  So tasty.  Ordinarily, I’d feel silly posting such a simple recipe, but one of my coworkers asked for it, so it must be worthwhile.

P.S. Don’t forget to scoot yourself on over to my happy birthday post and get yourself entered in this contest.  No really.  Do.

5 Responses to “The Human Machine”

  1. Chris Jones says:

    I would give your other readers a chance to answer, but the prize is too good. Vroom.

  2. Jenny says:

    Boy am I glad I qualified my statement. Things could get awkward fast.

  3. Seriously that hummus recipe is so unbelievably easy!! And I have all the ingredients in my pantry too!! Gonna make some hummus, thanks :)

    • Jenny says:

      You should always have all these ingredients in your pantry. ;)

      I always get embarrassed posting obscenely easy recipes, but you know… people have been making hummus complicated for years. Somebody needs to bring it down to midnight snack status.

  4. I will testify that the pita and the hummus were awesome!

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