Friday, May 13, 2011

Matryoshka Hummus Cakes Nesting Inside Skizzy Mars and Germany Germany

You probably don't need me to extol the virtues of hummus so I'll simply say, never have beans tasted so amazing. What you might not realize is that hummus is also wonderful when it is baked into a crusty little patty and shoved, one on top of another, inside a pita. It is sort of like Dostoyevski's onion or one of those hidden Russian dolls. Too bad every condiment doesn't get better when it's baked. I could see myself celebrating birthdays with mustard and barbecue cakes rather than one of those crappy vanilla on vanilla sugar plunkers.

Matryoshka Hummus Cakes (adapted from Vegetarian Times)

-30 ounces of chickpeas, rinsed
-6 green onions, chopped
-1/4 cup Tahini
-Juice of 1/2 a lemon
-1 Tbs. olive oil
-3 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 tsp. lemon zest
-1 tsp. salt
-tomato sauce

1. To make the cakes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Process 24 ounces of chickpeas (1.5 cans), green onions, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and salt in a food processor until smooth. Stir in the remaining chick peas.

2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Form the chickpea mixture into small patties. Bake for 35 minutes or until the patties hold together.

3. Slice pitas in half and toast slightly. Stuff spinach inside the pita, add chickpea patties and cover with tomato sauce. House within your stomach walls as quickly as proper etiquette allows.

Skizzy Mars doesn't try to hide in his Kid Cudi style new track "Douchebag." He suggests that there are people who perceive his actions as those of a douchebag and he's not only okay with that, but he thanks god for it. It makes him stronger. At only 17 and dropping tracks like this Skizzy appears destined for Arnold status. Thanks to Big Green Beats for the link.

While Skizzy spits lyrics at a pretty regular pace, Germany Germany takes the approach of less is more. Count up all the words in "Take me Home" and you won't fill all your appendages. No worries as the music says more about cancelled plans and failed afternoons than any poet could. "Take Me Home" comes from the new Germany Germany album, Adventures, that is set to be released on Sunday. You can get it here (after Sunday of course).