Tag Archives: chickpeas

100 Posts at Kitchen Operas — A Celebration!

Woooo!  A celebration is in order!  Yesterday’s Red Quinoa Salad was my 100th blog post on Kitchen Operas!  It’s been such fun for me to start this blog, and here’s to many hundreds more!!! I would love to say a huge thank you to all of you who read, subscribe to, and comment on the […]

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Channa & Aloo Roti (Trini Style)

The boyfriend’s Dad is from Trinidad, and I love curries.  So naturally, whenever he’s cooking, I’m in the kitchen, spying and taking copious notes. This curry is one of my absolute favourites, that I learned a few years ago and have since made my own: channa (chickpea) and aloo (potato).  It’s the base curry for […]

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Chaat Masala Kamut & Channa

I have been craving nothing but Indian food since my return from the Land-of-No-Veggies, and also needing lots of veggies and vegetarian protein.  As such, I got stuck into my Indian spices in the kitchen this afternoon: coriander seed, cumin, amchur (dried & powdered mango), and dried chili flakes. And I wanted to make a […]

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Wheatberry Salad

So the boyfriend and I have been buying pre-made Wheatberry Salad at our local grocery store’s deli counter, and finally decided we could do it better ourselves — and healthier and cheaper, too! There is definitely less sugar in our version than the store-bought one, and a much higher veggie-to-grain ratio.  We like it that […]

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Swiss Chard & Roasted Chickpeas

I’m currently enjoying a break in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  And it is so gorgeous here!  It is lush and green, and the flowers are hot pink! But the best part?  Spring has definitely sprung here, and all my favourite produce is ready to go: asparagus, fiddleheads, and lots and lots of greens. The Swiss […]

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Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Chickpea & Mushroom Curry

I’m currently experimenting with flatbreads . . . and you know me, experimenting = obsession. Experiment # 1 involved some whole wheat & oatmeal sourdough pancakes.  I’ll do a blog post on them soon, yum. And today was Experiment #2: Chickpea Flour Pancakes, after inspiration from a few places around the web, including: Mark Bittman’s […]

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Daring Cooks: Gluten-Free Mezze

Time for another Daring Cooks Challenge!  And what a great one it is!  The 2010 February Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Dugid. Mezze is the Middle Eastern version of tapas.  […]

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Roasted Chickpeas

This is my all-time favourite snack.  It’s great up at the cottage, on Superbowl Sunday, or when you have less-healthy friends over and you need something delicious that aren’t chips, and doesn’t scream healthy! Any seasoning you’d like would work here.  This recipe is the ‘basic’ version — I pump up the spicy, or try […]

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Baked Falafels

You’ve got to love falafel… but the grease-factor takes them out of the realm of everyday food. Luckily, falafels are just as good (if not better!) when you bake them, and you can keep the extra oil away!  I’ve added a bit of lemon juice both for flavour, and to replace the moisture of the […]

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