Posts Tagged ‘chickpeas’
Potaje de Garbanzos y Chorizo (Chickpea and Chorizo Stew)
Poultry & Pork • Tags: chickpeas, cooking dried beans, Cuban, Ethnic Exploration, Los Angeles, sofrito, Spanish chorizo
Believe it or not, it’s already the end of month. So that means the time has come for our latest Ethnic Exploration! We decided to mosey on over to Cuba for this edition. We were craving spicy and exotic flavors during our on-again off-again chilly weather, and our blog could use more traditional and authentic Latin recipes. Cuba seemed a fitting place to start our journey.
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Garam Masala Roasted Chickpeas
Starters • Tags: chickpeas, crunchy, CSN Stores, Le Creuset, mortar and pestle, roasted, snack
The craving hits. You want something to pop into your mouth. Maybe you did just finish dinner a couple of hours ago, or perhaps you are hours away from it. This is the time that you need a snack. Most of us fall onto the sweet snack or salty snack side. Depending on what your tongue longs for, you make your decision. We all want to satisfy that craving, and some of us strive to make it a healthier choice. The question is–How healthy is that choice if you eat almost all of it? Well if you are a chickpea fan, no one’s judging you if you do.
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Warm Sweet Potatoes and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing
Vegetarian • Tags: allspice, cardamom, chickpeas, salad, sweet potato, tahini
A couple of days ago, we proposed the idea of recipe adaptations and just how far we can stretch the word. Looks like many people find recipes as a means to an end, and however you interpret that recipe doesn’t matter. It’s what you end up with that can be your own, although giving credit where credit is due remains key and important. In the end, recipes are meant to be adopted and then adapted!
Well we said there would be a part two to that post, so here it is. We first saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen less than a month ago, and knew we just had to give it a try. It was colorful, fresh and chock full of the staples we normally keep in the kitchen. But of course we made a few changes and additions! Like swapping a main star for one of our favorite vegetables, adding another layer of crunch, pumping up the color green, using a thicker dressing and sprinkling in additional seasonings. Who’s to say if it was any better or worse than the original, but what we did create was hands down delish. …
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