Make Hummus. Find a few recipes for hummus (I'm sure there are some spark recipes) and then just get creative with it. I made a chipotle hummus this week with lots of fresh cilantro. The flavor was incredible; even my coworkers loved it. I eat it with Baked tortilla chips or I spread it on bread and eat it just like that or use it as an alternative to fatty spreads (like mayo) on sandwiches. I hope you invent a new and exciting hummus recipe :)
Here's one more for chickpeas. I just came across this and think I'll make it this week. I don't have Thai Basil. I wonder if spicy basil would work. That I have. Or Globe basil. We'll see. Its not exactly clean, but it looks very yummy. Let me know what you think.
I made this yesterday www.tastebook.com/recipes/614200-Chi ck pea-and-Spinach-Curry I thought it needed some more spice, but all in all a decent meal. Oh, I used fresh tomatoes and tomato paste plus water for the juice. It wasn't nearly as 'soupy' as I expected and think I'll use vegetable broth next time to help 'liquid it up'.
I also make something that I call Chickpeas, Potatoes and tomatoes.
Peal and chunk (bite size) a few potatoes. In a large pan, heat a few tbs of EVOO. Heat some minced garlic until fragrant. Add potatoes and cook until mostly soft. Take a few chili peppers (the little green ones. If you like a lot of heat, dice them and add to pot. If you're like me and only want a little spice, slit them once or twice each and add to pot. This way you can find them easily and remove from the pan before serving. Add about 2 cans of diced tomatoes (do not drain), a pinch or two of salt and a can or two of drained and rinsed chick peas. Add 2 or more TBS of Garam Masala (an indian spice powder that can be found at larger supermarkets or indian markets). Mix well, cover and cook until potatoes are done cooking, everything is hot, and spices are melded. (I'd say a good 20 minutes on medium heat).
I've also made that in the crockpot and left it all day. I did need to add more seasoning since the crock pot kind of cooks the seasoning out of it when cooking all day.
As you can see, I'm not a big fan of recipes but more a 'go with the flow' approach. I hope you find at least something worth looking at here.
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