Tag Archives: Chickpeas

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

19 Dec

If you haven’t noticed yet, we love soup.

Both of our Pinterest accounts have their own board just for soup, to keep track of our favorite recipes and the ones we want to try ASAP.

Kayla’s board can be found here: soups, stews, and chili!

Devon’s board can be found here: soup, soup, and more soup!

With so many new recipes pinned on both of our boards, choosing the next soup recipe to make is always a challenge. After lots of discussion we finally chose a soup from one of our new favorite blogs, The First Mess.

This soup is super flavorful and a fun twist on the typical chickpea soup recipe. The spice combination of cinnamon, cumin, and coriander make for a mind blowing flavor explosion in your mouth.

If you’re looking for a new soup recipe to try, we promise you won’t be disappointed by this one. Head on over to her blog to check out this amazing soup recipe. While you’re there make sure to check out a couple of other recipes were just dying to make over the next few weeks.

The first, is this raw breakfast crumble. It’s a mix of almonds, dates, cinnamon, honey, and fruit that we think would make the perfect breakfast bowl.

Next up, is a stuffed sweet potato with almonds, brown rice, and roasted chickpeas. We love sweet potatoes, we love chickpeas, and we can’t wait to try this combination. It’s one of Laura’s favorite post-workout meals, with a mix of both carbs and protein.

The last, is this chia seed pudding recipe. We found two combinations on her blog, a vanilla raspberry and chocolate version. The raspberry chia pudding recipe, incorporates almonds, chia seeds, raspberries, vanilla, water, and agave to serve a whole bunch of people. The other, is a chocolate chia seed pudding with cacoa powder, maple syrup, and milk with a handful of wholesome granola. This version, perfect for Devon, and the other perfect for Kayla.

So who’s coming over to make a few recipes with us next week? Both chia seed recipes serve more than one!


Yogurt Cilantro Hummus

16 Apr

Last week we really were in the mood for some hummus but we did not have any at our house. After contemplating running to the store we figured it couldn’t be too hard to make our own… right? It’s basically chickpeas, spices, some olive oil or tahini, and whatever else you desire.

So, we opened the fridge. And what did we find? We spied some plain yogurt that needed to be used, a whole bunch of limes, and a lot of iced coffee. And after that, cilantro lime hummus was created. Without the coffee of course. That was just on the side.

Cilantro Lime Hummus
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt
The juice of one lime
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp dried cilantro
1/8 tsp dried cumin

1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until reached desired consistency.
2. Enjoy on salads, sandwiches, with vegetables, or crackers. The possibilities are really endless.

We enjoyed our hummus on salads! It was such a great flavor combo we will definitely be making this again soon! Who knew making your own hummus could be so easy! We didn’t even need to follow a recipe!


What is your favorite way to enjoy hummus?

Weird Food That Ends Up on our Plates

15 Feb

Linking up with other bloggers is so much fun. It’s such a great place to find new ideas! Today we’re linking up with Laura from Sprint 2 the Table and her strange but good friday foods. Check out her blog here for some more #strangebutgood eats! http://www.sprint2thetable.com/

This is one of our craziest combinations to date. We were hesitant to even share this one with bloggers because it’s that out of the box. But then we decided this is our blog where even the CRAZIEST recipes deserve their spot light. Welcome to the table roasted chickpeas + feta + grits.

Grits are weirdly good. Since we love our oatmeal so much we had to give them a try. They also had to be savory, it was dinner and all you know. So here’s how you can put your own bowl of craziness together. In all hopes you will love this combination as much as we did.

This was one of those recipes that isn’t really actually a recipe. You kind of just toss a little bit of everything on these chickpeas and roast them in the oven. We took a cup of chickpeas, drained and rinsed and tossed them with equal parts of olive oil, honey, and lemon juice. We also tossed them with a pinch of salt and pepper and roasted them at 400 for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes they were the perfect crunchy texture to top a steaming bowl of grits made water and a splash of almond milk. A dash of feta was the perfect finishing touch for this bowl!

When we first thought of this combination we were a little concerned at how it would taste overall but it was delicious! Grits and oatmeal are such great base starters for meals. You can make them savory or sweet by the ingredients you pile on top. Sometimes on a cold winter night a warm bowl of grits is the perfect comfort food. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve every put on oatmeal? We’d love to know!