Artichoke dill hummus

This whole job hunting process can be pretty discouraging. It’s been over a month since I got back from England and started applying, and my job prospects are still 0. When I find out about other internship graduates starting jobs, it can be hard to not be filled with self doubt. Is my resume good enough? Are my skills good enough? Should I have attended more conferences in the past?

Artichoke dill hummus

But I’m trying to remind myself that I’m only looking for a job in a very specific area where very few jobs (i.e. none) dietitian jobs exist at the moment… the odds are not in my favour! So the only thing I can do is keep trying.

Kind of like working with my DSLR camera. Back in March I got so frustrated with my DLSR that I wanted to hurl it across the room. I didn’t (probably a smart move), but I put it down and didn’t pick it up again until recently. And thanks to practice and some tips from Davida, I’ve managed to improve. I’m not calling myself the Monet of photography yet, but at least you can tell what the food is (unlike that picture from March).

Maybe in a few more months I’ll have an even better grasp on it – and hey, maybe even a job!

Artichoke dill hummus

Artichoke dill hummus
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A tasty twist on classic hummus with artichoke and dill! Vegan, gluten free, nut free.
Yield: 2 cups
  • 1 398-ml can of chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup packed canned artichoke hearts
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. In a large food processor blend the chickpeas, artichoke hearts, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, dried dill (or fresh - if using fresh, I would increase to at least 1 tbsp), and salt. Process until smooth, and add more olive oil if needed.
  2. Store in a closed container in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Artichoke dill hummus

Can anyone relate to my job hunting woes? What’s your favourite kind of hummus?


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22 Responses to Artichoke dill hummus

  1. Yum!! I just bought a can of artichoke hearts too!! And even before I read the third paragraph, I was going to comment on the pictures! It’s hard to make hummus look appetizing (“here’s a big bowl of brown mush!”), but I’d say you’ve succeeded!! :)

  2. You’ve got this in the bag, buddy. The job market is a biatch. BIATCH.

    Can we take a moment to worship those pictures? And YES to Davs being the best teacher for it- as much as I hate to expand her head, she’s been the biggest to me with photography.

  3. Ah, job hunting is rough, but I’m sure something will work out soon! Hang in there :)

    Your pictures look great! I just started taking a photography class to FINALLY learn the real ins and outs of my camera. It’s all a little overwhelming but it’s fun when things go right! :)

  4. Sorry to hear about the job woes, lady :( But it’s definitely not just you — I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that the market has been all sorts of terrible lately, so don’t beat yourself up and question your skills <3

    And I was going to say that your pictures look great even before I read that you've been practicing! See? Time and effort always pay off — just gotta be patient.

  5. Awwwww youda best! Practice never makes perfect but it does get you pretty damn close ;)

    Hang in there with the job hunting. They say it takes somewhere around 6 months for the average person to find a job and it’s only been a month so don’t get discouraged! You will find the right job for ya. Never settle :)

  6. I’m sorry the job hunt is rough, hun :( I agree with Amanda, though…don’t question yourself or your skills. The market is still really rough right now, so hang in there and keep busting out these delicious recipes in the meantime ;) And listen to Davida….don’t settle till you find something that you really want!

    • Chelsea

      Yeah there have been lots of jobs in other cities that aren’t exactly what I want, so I haven’t been applying to them. I feel bad that I’m limiting my prospects so much, but I figure why work somewhere I don’t really want to work, right?

  7. I can definitely relate to the job hunting woes – it’s a pain in the ass, isn’t it? I was talking to a friend of my parent’s who does the hiring in his company, and he said that he probably wouldn’t hire someone out of province – so now I’m wondering if it’s worth it to even keep looking until after the move. Baah.

    As for photography – this looks great! I definitely have not been practicing…

    • Chelsea

      I’ve heard that companies are hesitant about hiring people who are even out of the city! So now whenever I’m applying somewhere in Waterloo, I use JZ’s address on my resume lol.

  8. Job hunting is the PITS. But in other news, your hummus looks so fab! And the pics are awesome as well :)

  9. I’m going to be job hunting starting in April and am definitely nervous about it. Keep positive though, I know you’ll find something soon! Great photos too, I had a period where I was super frustrated with my DSLR but once you get over the bump, it starts to get better – just stick with it!

    • Chelsea

      I still don’t feel like I really understand my camera yet, but I think I’m getting there. Still trying to wrap my head around ISO, aperture, etc!

  10. yum this looks awesome and so easy! Keep you head up girl. Because you are looking so specific it’s harder but you will be happier for holding out!

  11. Job hunting is the worst – I’m thinkin of ya! Hopefully all works out for you soon!! On an unrelated side note…my boyfriend is going to love this hummus!

  12. I love hummus and I love artichokes so clearly this is a winner for me. It’s also a cholesterol reducing fiend so even more bonus points for that. Hang in there with the job stuff. It’ll happen, likely when you least expect it. In the meantime, feel free to whip up some more batches of this hummus.

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