Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Chickpea success

8+ cups of soaked chickpea-nessCreamy roasted garlic/super garlic hummus..it was inevitable, and probably the first of more than one batch I'm making this week. This was drizzled with olive oil.

Chickpeas, broccoli, spinach & olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper
I wanted to use the chickpeas, and realllly wanted pasta (it's been over a week and a half!) - and I figured I'd work in this tiny can of organic tomato sauce (the only Del Monte at the store was organic, and not pricey!) into a dish...I can't even remember why I bought it in the first place. Bionature was my pasta of choice when I studied abroad in the Netherlands and got fed up with the same dining hall food and back then (2002) I really didn't know how to cook much else.

Our new knife! We purchased it on sale at Mirador this past weekend. Yes, that's my crappy cutting board feeling useful.


Harmonia said...

Do you know of a brand of vegan gnocci?

Emily said...

Are you storing the chickpeas in the fridge? I froze some, but now that I got my food processor (it arrived this morning!) I think I'll need to defrost them and make some hummus.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Harmonia- Do you have a Trader Joe's nearby?

Emily- So far the chickpeas are in the fridge, I'm hoping by doing so I'll remember to eat them...but I was thinking about freezing them. Do they change texture? Can I just keep them in the same tupperware? Enjoy the new food processor!

Emily said...

I'm not sure- apparently they are fine to freeze. I got the suggestion from Dreena actually.

vegancore said...

You know, I love chickpeas and I love garlic but I don't really like hummus. I think it's the texture. I'd like to try making a super-chunky hummus sometime.

That's a sweet knife you've got there. I'm jealous. :)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Vegancore- I have to be in the mood for hummus myself, and it has to be very garlicky. I differ between preferring chunky or smooth hummus.

amygeekgrl said...

oh hummus, how i love thee. :)
how long do you soak the chickpeas? i know i should start buying them that way instead of canned. so much cheaper.
i really need a nice LEFT-HANDED knife. all our nice knives say not for lefties and, you guessed it, i'm a leftie.