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    whomeworry@webtv.net
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    Default 10 Ways with a can of chickpeas



    This low cost pantry staple packs a serious protein punch and flavor

    boost for salads, spreads and more!



    1. Homemade Hummus: In a blender puree a can of drained chick peas, a

    cup of roasted red pepper strips, the juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of

    cinnamon, With the motor running pour in some olive oil until the spread

    is as smooth as you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then

    scoop up the hummus with pita chips and baby carrots

    =

    2. Can Can Salad: Drain a can of chick peas and sliced black olives and

    toss them together in a large salad bowl. Mix in chopped red bell

    pepper, sliced green onions and some chopped fresh parley leaves.

    Drizzle mixture with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt

    and pepper. A picnic perfect side dish.

    =

    3. Baked Beans: Toss chick peas with cayenne pepper to taste depending

    on how hot you like them, salt, crushed dried oregano and enough olive

    oil to coat. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 350 oven

    for about 20 mins or until the chickpeas begin to shrink and dry out.

    Let cool and start snacking

    =

    4. Quick Fix Falafel: Roughly puree a drained can of chickpeas with a

    pinch of ground cumin, some finely chopped garlic and onion, a dash or 2

    of chili powder and a handful of fresh parsley. Shape mixture into small

    balls and pan fry in olive oil until crisp and golden. Stuff falafel

    into whole wheat pita halves and drizzle with plain yogurt or store

    bought tzatziki sauce.

    =

    5. Superior Soup: The next time you make a batch of your favorite

    chicken or veggie soup (or even if you just warm up a can) mash some

    chickpeas and ass them to the pot. The beans help thicken the broth

    while adding tons of flavor and fiber.

    =

    6. Fine Tuned Tuna: Whip up your go to tuna salad recipe but add some

    roughly chopped chickpeas for extra protein and a hint of nuttiness.

    Make it into a sandwich or serve with crackers.

    =

    7. Greek Burrito: Brown ground beef in a skillet with a can of chickpeas

    spoon the meat and bean mixture down the center of large flour

    tortillas. Layer sliced of grilled eggplant and or zucchini on top.Then

    sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese. Roll up burrito style

    =

    8. No cook Relish! In a small bowl combine a can of drained chickpeas

    with some finely chopped red onion. Toss with lemon juice, olive oil and

    crush red pepper flakes. Let marinate 30 mins, Mash the mixture roughly

    with a fork. Then toss with quartered cherry tomatoes. Serve over

    grilled fish or chicken.

    =

    9. Mac and Chickpeas: In a large skillet saute chopped shallots and

    garlic in olive oil until lightly golden. Add handfuls of spinach and


    cook just until wilted. Tossing to coat leaves in oil. Stir in can of

    chickpeas and heat through. Toss mixture with cooked corkscrew pasta,

    drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese

    =

    10. Better Burger! Doctor up ground turkey meat with some chopped

    chickpeas and a dash of lemon pepper seasoning. Form into patties and

    broil or grill until turkey is cooked through. Serve on crusty rolls

    with you favorite hamburger toppings.



    1 cup of chickpeas has 11g of fiber and 12 g of protein



    Life is too short to wake up with regrets.So love the people who

    treat you right.Forget about the one's who don't.Believe everything

    happensfor a reason.If you get a second chance grab it with both

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  2. #2
    Carolyn Moen
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    Default 10 Ways with a can of chickpeas



    Great ideas! Thanks.





    My kids love toasted chicks! I drain and dry the peas then add to a dry skillet. Toast until crunchy...it's like a bowl of nuts! I also top my salads with these. Try it!





    Toots

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    This low cost pantry staple packs a serious protein punch and flavor
    boost for salads, spreads and more!

    1. Homemade Hummus: In a blender puree a can of drained chick peas, a
    cup of roasted red pepper strips, the juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of
    cinnamon, With the motor running pour in some olive oil until the spread
    is as smooth as you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then
    scoop up the hummus with pita chips and baby carrots
    =
    2. Can Can Salad: Drain a can of chick peas and sliced black olives and
    toss them together in a large salad bowl. Mix in chopped red bell
    pepper, sliced green onions and some chopped fresh parley leaves.
    Drizzle mixture with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt
    and pepper. A picnic perfect side dish.
    =
    3. Baked Beans: Toss chick peas with cayenne pepper to taste depending
    on how hot you like them, salt, crushed dried oregano and enough olive
    oil
    to coat. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 350 oven
    for about 20 mins or until the chickpeas begin to shrink and dry out.
    Let cool and start snacking
    =
    4. Quick Fix Falafel: Roughly puree a drained can of chickpeas with a
    pinch of ground cumin, some finely chopped garlic and onion, a dash or 2
    of chili powder and a handful of fresh parsley. Shape mixture into small
    balls and pan fry in olive oil until crisp and golden. Stuff falafel
    into whole wheat pita halves and drizzle with plain yogurt or store
    bought tzatziki sauce.
    =
    5. Superior Soup: The next time you make a batch of your favorite
    chicken or veggie soup (or even if you just warm up a can) mash some
    chickpeas and ass them to the pot. The beans help thicken the broth
    while adding tons of flavor and fiber.
    =
    6. Fine Tuned Tuna: Whip up your go to tuna salad recipe but add some
    roughly chopped chickpeas for extra protein and a
    hint of nuttiness.
    Make it into a sandwich or serve with crackers.
    =
    7. Greek Burrito: Brown ground beef in a skillet with a can of chickpeas
    spoon the meat and bean mixture down the center of large flour
    tortillas. Layer sliced of grilled eggplant and or zucchini on top.Then
    sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese. Roll up burrito style
    =
    8. No cook Relish! In a small bowl combine a can of drained chickpeas
    with some finely chopped red onion. Toss with lemon juice, olive oil and
    crush red pepper flakes. Let marinate 30 mins, Mash the mixture roughly
    with a fork. Then toss with quartered cherry tomatoes. Serve over
    grilled fish or chicken.
    =
    9. Mac and Chickpeas: In a large skillet saute chopped shallots and
    garlic in olive oil until lightly golden. Add handfuls of spinach and
    cook just until wilted. Tossing to coat leaves in oil. Stir in can of
    chickpeas and heat through. Toss mixture with cooked
    corkscrew pasta,
    drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese
    =
    10. Better Burger! Doctor up ground turkey meat with some chopped
    chickpeas and a dash of lemon pepper seasoning. Form into patties and
    broil or grill until turkey is cooked through. Serve on crusty rolls
    with you favorite hamburger toppings.

    1 cup of chickpeas has 11g of fiber and 12 g of protein

    Life is too short to wake up with regrets.So love the people who
    treat you right.Forget about the one's who don't.Believe everything
    happensfor a reason.If you get a second chance grab it with both
    hands.If it changes your life let it.Nobody said life would beeasy
    they just promised it would be worth it.



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