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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

by Destini on March 19, 2013

I hope everyone had a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day! I know I sure did!! I saw some of you made my Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes!! Sure made my weekend 🙂 I have been getting a lot of tweet requests for some healthy snacks that you guys can easily make and are super tasty .  Something I am really obsessed with right now is roasted chickpeas. I had pinned a recipe on Pinterest the other week and knew right away it was something I would have to recreate. It is really something that is super easy to do, and the flavors are endless. So far this is my favorite recipe oh and it’s Vegan too 🙂

Ingredients: Yields 2 cups

Recipe adapted from Steamy Kitchen
  • 2 cups of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or soaked)
  • 2tbsp evoo
  • 1/2tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4tsp sea salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 400f.  If you used canned chickpeas, rinse with cold water and pat dry, or if you soaked dry chickpeas, also pat dry, remove any skins. Place chickpeas in a bowl, toss in the evoo and spices, shake till all the chickpeas look covered. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40min. Let them stand for about 5-10min that way they won’t be soft from the steam.

Yesterday  I took the day off to spend it with my girl friend from Quebec and her three month old daughter. It was love at first sight. I took HINDEREDS of photos. For those of you that follow me on Instagram saw my rapid posting :).  Taking photos of a baby is a little different than taking photos of food. But I think we got some great shots.

Tonight is core day at the gym. It may still be a snowy nightmare here(I am completely done with all this snow! I cannot pretend that I feel any different at this point) but Summer will come and I want to be ready for it.

Question:

What is your favorite go to snack?

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What are you doing to get ready for the Summer?

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What did you make for Vegan Tuesdays?

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Quick Chickpea Salad

by Destini on February 12, 2011

The other day I needed to make a quick easy lunch. I had a can of chickpeas, so I thought I would work with that. My fiancé isn’t a huge fan of chickpeas but I was determined to make them Mr. S approved!

This can be a cold salad or used in a wrap. I am on a low carb diet, so I decided not to have mine in a wrap as the chickpeas will have some carbs already in them. Mr. S however enjoyed his in a whole wheat wrap.

Ingredients:

1 can of chickpeas
1 plum tomato
½ cup of chopped spinach
¼ cup chopped zucchini
1tbsp of chopped fresh parsley
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp cayenne
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp of EVOO

Process:

1. Heat EVOO in pan, add spinach and stir.
2. Add all ingredients but spices. Heat for several minutes.
3. Add spices, mix and cover for 3-5min.
4.Take off heat, put in bowl and place in fridge for 1 hour.

Chickpeas are so full of healthy benefits that I recommend them to anyone!

How do you eat your chickpeas?
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