Chickpeas

Tonight, I made roasted chickpeas. Out of a can. Yea, so what, right?
Well, the point is, now I’m finally inspired to write. You’ve probably noticed a lack of action on this site, and I’m so so sorry.

The thing is, I wrote about all my travels when I wasn’t doing too much – and now, I’m crazy busy and really content with how things are going, the things I’ve overcome and the things I’ve accomplished – so I just haven’t been making time for one of the things I love most. Heck, I just picked up a book for the first time in forever a few weeks ago. And I’ve read 3 since then. Why don’t I read more often!?

I’ve decided to now… going forward…. rebrand this site so that it’s a little more all-encompassing. So that when I get inspired to tell you about how I totally F-ed up an interview, or brag on an amazing Buddha bowl I made… I can do that without throwing off the whole travel theme of this site.

I hope that’s ok to my readership! I promise there will be travel as well. (I have SO much to catch you up on travel-wise.) Like heyy… Gena and I took an amazing trip to Sweden and Denmark a few months ago…

 

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and the BF took me down to Austin so I could meet some of his family…

21322731_10103253085078564_284413909_nSo basically I have a lot to catch you guys up on. Thanks in advance for your patience as I reorganize and re-brand SWFtraveler!

Back to the chickpeas. Roasted chickpeas are in everything these days, it seems. They’re supposed to be healthy I think. But they’ve always intimidated me. So the best way to get rid of your fears is to conquer them, right?

So here’s what I did… and the results…
Take 1 can chickpeas
Pat them dry with paper towels
Put them in a bowl
Dress with olive oil (I used sesame seed oil, because it’s my favorite)
Salt and Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Salt
Put on baking pan
Bake for 30-40 min at 450 degrees
I set my timer for 30 min….
When I pulled the chickpeas out… all of the ones around the edges of the pan were burnt – I felt like such a failure!!!
BUT – the ones in the middle are perfectly crunchy with a nice kick to them – SCORE.
Totally making these again. And not baking them for 30 min.

Have you made roasted chickpeas before?
Tips?

SO glad we could catch up tonight. Let’s do it again soon, ok?

 

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