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One of the greatest contributions of Buzzfeed to our collective conscience is that it made top ten lists super popular and proved that one can transform a any news story into a top ten list.
Read more: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/hummus-guide/#ixzz3dXNlBcJa
I wondered if there are any lists for hummus and found this interesting story online.
Here's the link to the original story and it's copied below as well to ensure it won't be deleted over time since it seems that in todays clouded world a lot of things tend to get deleted or lost in the world wide cloud.
The article was written in Peta2 by Nina Kahn
22 Reasons Why Hummus Is All We Ever Need
Posted by Nina Kahn
Vegans often have a reputation of being hummus-lovin’ hippies. Well, at least part of that is true—we do LOOOOVE our hummus! Who knew that chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and some lemon or garlic could come together to create the most versatile, delicious condiment extraordinaire of all time?
Here are some of the many reasons why hummus is most definitely a magical food from heaven:
1. It’s vegan (duh).
2. It’s packed with protein. This sh*t is made with GARBANZO BEANS, dudes.
3. It enables you to eat raw veggies by the masses. How the f*ck else could a carrot stick taste so good?
4. Pita bread is nothing more than a vessel for shoveling hummus into your mouth.
The same goes for chips, crackers, slices of toast, sticks of celery, and really any food in sight.
5. It takes a bland veggie platter from being “the only vegan option at the party” to the most exciting.
6. It’s easy to customize: Mix in your favorite hot sauce for some DIY super-zesty hummus or …
… mix it with a mashed avocado (another miracle food), and you’ve got guaco-hummus! #winning
And you can make the whole dang thing from scratch!
7. Its main ingredient is garbanzo beans (aka “chickpeas”), which are just little balls of heaven and versatility.
Another main ingredient is tahini, aka “sesame seed paste”—another heavenly food that we recommend you get in touch with.
8. Chickpeas are also the main ingredient in falafel, a f*cking awesome vegan food which pairs most deliciously with a big side of—you guessed it—HUMMUS.
9. No need to buy condiments anymore, cause hummus basically dominates:
Hummus on a bagel? It’s the new vegan cream cheese.
It’s also the new mayonnaise.
And it’s the new ranch dip.
10. It’s readily available at pretty much ANY grocery store. And there are SO MANY BRANDS TO CHOOSE FROM.
11. Like Sabra Hummus. Duh. Tried ‘n’ true ‘n’ oh-so-creamy.
That minced garlic pile in the middle of the Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus? God help me.
12. Tribe Hummus makes an Everything Hummus that tastes just like an everything bagel. Can you handle that???
13. Oh, and Trader Joe’s has a massive variety of hummus:
Kalamata Olive, Edamame, Mediterranean, Spicy, Eggplant …
Why, yes, I DO find myself buying this one often. You’d think it’d be too much, BUT IT NEVER IS.
Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil Hummus can seriously double as a creamy pizza sauce. I can hardly handle the versatility.
Cilantro jalapeño hummus? OK, now add burritos, tacos, and taquitos to the list of hummus-friendly foods.
14. Are you so obsessed with hummus that you need to have it with you AT ALL TIMES? Well, thank Godzilla that it comes it tiny travel packets that don’t require ANY REFRIGERATION.
15. Those li’l packets are great, but I’ll admit that I do consider a standard container of hummus “personal size.”
Dinner for one.
16. You can add hummus to almost anything to make it EVEN BETTER.
Seriously, try stirring it in with marinara for a delicious creamy sauce to pour over pasta.
Or try mixing it with olive oil and soy sauce for a super-flavorful creamy dressing (this dressing + kale + nutritional yeast = the best salad ever!).
17. Really, hummus can be a main course itself.
You can just eat it out of the container with a spoon …
18. Did I mention it’s SUPER-EASY to make at home? Yeah, homemade hummus is everything!
Homemade hummus can be customized with basically anything: garlic, peppers, spices, artichokes, spinach, lemon, olives, Sriracha sauce … ANYTHING! And you can even make it in a blender if you don’t have a food processor!
19. DESSERT HUMMUS IS A THING. I’m crying right now, btw.
20. Forget cake. Allz I need is my birthday hummus.
21. You can never go wrong serving hummus, because EVERYBODY LOVES HUMMUS.
22. I leave you with these final words of wisdom:
Want to stay in the loop on even MORE delicious vegan yummiez that you can make at
Read more: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/hummus-guide/#ixzz3dXNlBcJa
Posted by Dan Katzir at 12:28 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Haaretz is a very respected magazine that in the past seemed to have a more social active agenda and now has become more of a financial newspaper. It's hard for me to say who the readership of this paper is. My dad has been reading this newspaper for decades. But I Feel today it is geared towards yuppy readers.
Some of the restaurants listed here, like number 1 on the list Abu Shaker are truly authentic and amazing. Others like - Puah - are restaurants geared more towards yuppies.
Puah, looks run down - but it's the opposite from a hole in the wall - it's a very successful restaurant that sells not only expensive food but also a very specific atmosphere geared for yuppies looking for something authentic and willing to pay extra for a restaurant that feels old fashioned even if it's not that old at all.
Many in my family love Puah, then again, I have a lot of yuppies in my family.
I personally prefer the more authentic Hummus joints even if they are really run down, but I am fully aware that yuppies are a group that actually goes a lot to restaurants and that's why I've decided to include this list for those who want to explore the various new and not so new hummus restaurants in Israel.
The article is titled: ten restaurants with great hummus:
The locations are:
1. Abu Shaker - downtown Haifa
29 Hamaginim street. Haifa.
2. Hummus Blu Blas
Kfar Baruch Junction
138 Bialik st. Ramat Gan
4. Han Manuli
7 Beit Eshel st. Tel Aviv
5. Rama's Kitchen
6. Mifgash Hastek - ( The Steak meet)
37 Menahem Begin St. , Tel Aviv
8 Rabbi Yohanan st. Tel Aviv
8. Saluf Vebanav ( Saluf and sons)
80 Nahalat Binyamin st. Tel Aviv
9. Abu Gosh
65 Hashalom st. Tel Aviv
10. Mifgash Osher ( The happiness meet)
105 King George st. Tel Aviv
Posted by Dan Katzir at 8:54 AM
Monday, April 20, 2015
Just as Americans are starting to fall in love with Hummus thanks to Pepsi who's a partial owner of Sabra hummus - and aggressively distributing it everywhere - a major recall has been announced by all media outlets.
Here's two segments by CNN and NPR.
It's a blow to Hummus lovers- as these type of recalls tend to influence buyers even after the danger has passed.
People tend to forget the details and just remember that Sabra Hummus is associated with Listeria.
Time will tell what the outcome will be.
Let's hope the love fest between Northern American food lovers and Hummus will continue.
And here's more info from the food safety website: