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Creamy Mushroom Hummus

December 27, 2016

One of my favourite parts of travelling is wandering aimlessly in foreign streets, falling into unexpected adventures, and uncovering hidden gems you would not find in a travel guide. While in Osaka, Kevin and I stumbled upon a quaint shisha bar called Cafe Absinthe. With the non-stop walking we were doing, we decided to relax a bit and order some nibbles, drinks… and shisha of course. What amazed me about this little cafe was how AMAZINGLY YUMMY the hummus was. Something so simple, so easy, and so basic, was turned into something so unique! Trust me I could eat an entire tub of this stuff! The hummus was so creamy, the pita so pillowy, and the addition of what seemed to be something similar to a thickened version of cream of mushroom soup was just so perfect. Kevin made sure that I took notes on the flavour profile so I could make him the same hummus when we got back home.

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Breakfast Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms & Arugula

November 22, 2015
Breakfast pizza with arugula, soft bakes eggs, caramelized onions, and prosciutto

Growing up I was never a big fan of pizza, I was always turned off from the bland look, the pools of oil that leaked from the hot cheese, and the thick and chewy crust. It wasn’t until recently when pictures of gourmet pizzas started flooding my computer screen did it pique my interest. The colours, the nicely arranged toppings, the thin and crispy looking crust! I have finally ventured into the pizza world and let me tell you it is damn fine! Lucky for me, Kevin loves pizza. When we aren’t making pizza ourselves When we are too lazy to make pizza ourselves, we usually order Papa John’s Favourite thin crust… which typically results in the stacks of pizza boxes by the back door. Oh gosh, now I sound like a hypocrite – yes, this isn’t the gourmet pizza I was talking about earlier, but the flavours and the cracker-style crust is just amazing!

Now this recipe isn’t going to be a copycat of Papa John’s, no not at all! This recipe is a result of my recent pizza night FOMO (feeling of missing out) experience. I thought what would be better than pizza night? Breakfast pizza! Pizza with soft baked, ooey-gooey runny yolks.

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