Jambalaya

Hey guys! How were your weekends? Mine was a pretty low-key first weekend back at school. I had a movie night with my roomie on Friday, ran errands and did some readings on Saturday, and met up with some friends for dinner at Jambalaya on Saturday evening.

The restaurant was a fusion of Thai, Caribbean, and Cajun cuisines. Sounds pretty intriguing, right? As soon as we stepped in, I instantly loved the atmosphere. It had lots of earthy toned decor, dim lighting, and ambient music. It was so cozy!

Jambalaya London, Ontario

I had a lot of trouble deciding on what to order, but I eventually decided on the vegetarian Jambalaya. I figured I should probably try the dish the restaurant is named after! It took a long time for our meals to come out (~ 40 min), but we didn’t mind too much because we were busy chatting.

Jambalaya London Ontario - vegetarian jambalaya

The dish itself was okay. It wasn’t bad by any means, but I feel like it was a meal I easily could have made at home. I loved the rice and beans mixture it was served over though! I definitely want to start eating rice with beans more often at home.

After dinner I went home and watched Sex and the City: The Movie on tv while snacking on my latest creation… chocolate hummus! I’m so excited about this recipe. I know it looks like poo (literally), but I assure you it tastes fantastic!

Chocolate hummus

Chocolate hummus

Serves 4-6 as a dip

1 cup canned chickpeas
1 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cacao powder

Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Optional: top with shredded coconut, shaved chocolate, and/or chopped nuts before serving.

Chocolate hummus

Which is your favourite – Thai, Caribbean, or Cajun cuisine?

What’s the last random thing you’ve made/cooked/baked?

15 Comments

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15 Responses to Jambalaya

  1. I'm not sure I've ever had Thai, Caribbean, or Cajun cuisine. Clearly my palate needs to diversify :)

  2. I've never been there before! I hope Cheryl feels better soon!

  3. That hummus looks amazing girl!!! Anything chocolate i'm down for :D

  4. I need that chocolate hummus in my life! :)

  5. I actually don't think I've ever had Jambalaya. It looks good!

  6. Mmmm…chocolate hummus! YUM! Will def. have to make this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  7. That dip sounds awesome!!!!!! I really need to try making sweet humus!!

  8. I love thai food! Had some last night. It was awesome :) Hmm I've been making some pretty awesome dressings lately.

  9. Wow! That's quite the combination! I love when restaurants offer a fusion which you never would have paired together! That dip looks great. I've given up chocolate so I'm going to try the recipe by amping up the vanilla and doing without the coco powder- here's hoping it tastes as fab!

  10. I love your blog!! I know Cheryl from home, and her blog led me to yours and A Dash of Meg. And so….I started my own (haha!). My sister and boyfriend go to school in London, it's a great city! Anyway just wanted to tell you that you rock and are very inspiring. Chocolate hummus here I come :D

  11. Makes me SO sad! BUT makes me happy that now we can reschedule. More quality time is NEVER a bad thing. <3

  12. Sounds like the restaurant offered a great mix of cuisine! I think thai would have to be my favourite over the three types :)

  13. Cute picture with your friends! I totally want to try that hummus. The other day before leaving home I randomly decided to make experimental millet cookie dough bites. SO. GOOD.

  14. I am most definitely making this tonight!! I think I might love you for this recipe :)

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