Remember back in the 70s or 80s I think it was, when Shirley Conran said 'Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.' ... well this sprang to mind when I found myself skinning chickpeas yesterday.
Would it be worth it, half an hour spent at the sink ...
... rubbing the skins off two tins worth of chickpeas.
But the resulting hummus ... I would have to say it is well worth it.
Although I may not be quite so pernickety about it next time, the odd skin slipping through would not be the end of the world after all. But it made for the most delicious, smooth and velvety hummus, I ate quite a lot just as I was adjusting the seasoning.
I did my usual trick of adding some water to the Nutribullet cup to get every last drop of goodness from it, and make washing it out easier. The liquid was then added to a pasta sauce I made for tea, but it can also be added to soups or stews ... it's far too full of goodness and flavour to throw away.
Lunch, was nice and simple, but oh so delicious.
The recipe I use is from Deliciously Ella's first book.