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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Appies: Zesty Chickpea Poppers

I just received my january/february 2011 issue of Whole Living Magazine in the mail yesterday.  It's a great edition, and if you don't get the mag stop by the store and pick it up or order a subscription here on my amazon store (click here).  There is a fantastic article for a 28 day challenge that offers some really great recipes, a detox structure similar to what i use, and it will surely get you started on your post holiday health kick on the right foot.  One of the recipes that caught my eye was for crunchy chickpea snacks.  What a great last minute app to offer if you're hosting an occasion.  They are easy to pop in your mouth, not fattening, and fully delicious!  Lucky for me i had a can of garbanzos in the cabinet and i went to town creating  my own spice mix for my poppers.  They turned out YUMMY and didn't last very long.  Next time i'll double, triple, or quadruple the recipe so that i can save some in a glass jar to munch on throughout the week.

Zesty Chickpea Poppers:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
drain and rinse a 15 oz can of garbanzos
lay the beans out on a baking sheet and mist well with vegetable oil (canola, olive, etc)
Sprinkle liberally with garam masala and cumin and add a light dusting of cayenne
Sprinkle as well with sea salt
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes shaking the pan or toss the beans with a spatula occasionally
Allow to cool, additional salt if you like, and enjoy.

The original recipe says these little crispers should last in a tightly sealed glass jar for up to 2 weeks.



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