Monday, December 17, 2018

Everyday Guyla adapting Everyday Dorie - Humus and Acorn Squash

Dorie is more sophisticated than I. Even though I suspected as much, after all she lives in NYC, Paris and Connecticut while I live in Oklahoma City and sometimes an extended stay in an RV, when I read this recipe there could be no denying it. I can't even find pomegranate molasses in my town and she uses it in everyday recipes! I asked my mideastern friend if she uses it thinking to either borrow a couple of tablespoons or make a gift of the unused portion but she'd never even heard of it. I guess her sophistication is on par with mine. C'est la vie!
Roasted Acorn Squash

Yes, I could make my own from pomegranate juice but in keeping with my desire to simplify I decided to go another route.  I roasted and ate the acorn squash with ghee, salt and pepper. Delicious! I then made a delicious yet plain humus following a standard recipe of a can of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil.

Guyla's Everyday Humus
I hope all the Doristas have a Merry Christmas! You can find all Dorista links at Everyday Dorie.


  1. Hilarious!! I am glad you enjoyed this recipe, in two parts!!

  2. This sounds great pom molasses or not! (it's not super easy to find here, to be honest!)

  3. Your variation sounds pretty good - I don't think you missed anything.
    I think simplicity is a key facet to sophistication - so, I would say you nailed it. :-)

  4. Everyday Guyla did a great job. You definitely took the right path on this one. When Dorie talked about her book at the event I went to, she called this her "Grocery Store" book, using things she could easily obtain. I think it's the result of an East Coast grocery store. Your disassembled squash hummus is in the spirit of the book! And probably more delicious. I did not like the hummus from squash.

  5. Eating the roasted squash as it is with just salt and pepper sounds delicious. I on the other hand, don't like it in hummus. I am now craving for some chickpea hummus!