Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Chicken Hummus Bowl #YouAreNotAloneParty

Smart authors know that the best time to promote a book is before it is for sale.  I was invited to join the You Are Not Alone Blog Party by Judy Gelman of The Book Club Cookbook and authors, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.  I was sent a prerelease digital copy of this novel by St. Martin's Press in return for my honest review.  I did not receive any monetary compensation. All sponsored blog posts require a disclosure.

--Data Book, A Day in the Life on the Farm

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Please join the party, read reviews of the novel and see what we were inspired to create in the kitchen. You will find complete information and a list of contributing bloggers on Judy's Invitation Page.

Hummus contains 15 grams of fiber per cup. One cup of hummus has around 400 calories.  Hummus has become so popular in the United States that tobacco farmers have switched their crops to chickpeas.

--Data Book, as found on fact retriever

Chicken Hummus Bowl

I was inspired to make this chicken hummus bowl as the protagonist, Shay, had ordered up some hummus to enjoy while perusing a dating website she had joined.

Psychological Thrillers often contain elements of terror like dread and fear.  The characters in a psychological thriller often surprise the reader with twists and angles of a situation.  This novel contains lots of twists, many back stories and several surprises.

--Data Book, A Day in the Life on the Farm

This novel starts off with Shay witnessing a suicide by Amanda who leaps in front of a subway train in New York.  Shay had found a necklace on the ground and was approaching Amanda to see if it was hers when Amanda leapt to her death.  Unbeknownst to Shay, witnessing that suicide was only the beginning of the terror she would be experiencing, after she inadvertently places the necklace into her pocket.

A foodie is a person who is passionate about food.  A foodie not only cooks and eats for sustenance but more for pleasure.  The term foodie was coined by Gael Green who first used the term in June of 1980 when writing an article for New York Magazine.  I am a definite foodie.  I see food in every movie I watch and every book I read.  I spend half of my days thinking about food, cooking food, writing about food, eating food, reading recipes, making menus.

--Data Book, A Day in the Life on the Farm

An interesting concept of this novel was that each chapter began with statistics and data gathered by Shay about different subjects.  The rest of the chapter would give a snippet of the lives of the characters in the books.  Characters whose lives had intertwined with Amanda and who now find a way to ingratiate their lives into Shay's. 

More than 3 in 5 Americans are lonely.  Those aged 16-24 are most likely to feel lonely.  Women report feeling lonely more often then men.  

--Data Book, A Day in the Life on the Farm

Shay was very lonely so when Amanda's friends, Cassandra and Jane, reach out to her and befriend her she is so grateful she doesn't notice the wierdness of the entire situation until it is nearly too late.  

A book review involves writing your personal and true thoughts about a book that you have recently read for the purpose of having your reader determine if they might enjoy the book being reviewed.  A good novel requires theme, characterization and plot.  

Data Book, A Day in the Life on the Farm

I enjoyed this novel very much.  There was enough suspense to keep me interested in the plot even if, at times, I wanted to slap Shay upside the head so she would wake up to what was happening.  There were some surprising twists to the story and I thought the characters were well developed and believable.  I do recommend this book.  

Chicken Hummus Bowl pin

I also recommend this easy and awesome Chicken Hummus Bowl. Not only is it scrumptious but it is healthy and nutritious.  This meal, using store bought hummus is ready and on the table in less than half an hour.

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Data Book, A Day in the Life on the Farm

Entrees, Main Courses, Chicken, Hummus, Vegetables, Quick, Easy
Chicken, Entrees, Main Courses
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Chicken Hummus Bowl

Chicken Hummus Bowl

This meal, using store bought hummus is ready and on the table in less than half an hour. Not only is it scrumptious but it is healthy and nutritious.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1" dice
  • 3 T. olive oil, divided
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. paprika
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • small pinch of salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 c. prepared hummus
  • 1/2 of an English cucumber, halved and sliced into half moons
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • thin red onion slices to garnish
  • chopped parsley to garnish


  1. Season the chicken with 1 Tablespoon of the oil, cumin, paprika, cayenne and small pinch of salt.  Spread evenly onto a baking sheet that has been line with foil or parchment.  Broil under high heat for 5-10 minutes, until cooked through. 
  2. While chicken is cooking, mash together the minced garlic with a small pinch of salt making a paste like consistency.  Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the lemon juice and 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.  
  3. When chicken is cooked through, remove from pan and place in the bowl with the garlic mixture.  Let rest for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  4. Place 1/2 cup of hummus into each of 4 shallow bowls.  Divide and add the cucumbers, tomatoes and chicken to the bowls.  Drizzle with any remaining dressing.  Scatter the onions and parsley on top and serve.


Adapted from a recipe found at Eating Well.


  1. I love hummus so I don't know why I have never made these. ??? Must remedy that soon. I didn't volunteer for this book but after reading your review, I wish I had. Be safe and well!!!

  2. CLEVER review with your data book. Love it. And your recipe looks fantastic.

  3. I love your Data Book idea--so fun and perfect for Shay and your hummus bowl looks amazing! This was a fun read!

  4. Sounds like an excellent crop switch from tobacco! I found recently that I had numerous cans of chickpeas in my pantry and did a good cull, turning most of it into a large bowl of hummus, in time for a party. So easy to make.


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