Monday, August 11, 2008

Chickpeas In The News...

Also known as garbanzo beans, but whether you call them garbanzos or chickpeas, they are sure good. (Ceci beans are not quite the same thing, but they are very close.)

It's an important source of protein in Bangladesh, yet the price has gone up 40% and the poor can't afford it.

Fortunately, British reality-TV producers can still afford it. They use it for food fights rather than nutrition, but what of it?

If YOU can afford chickpeas, it just might help you keep your hair.

But really, if I'm going to be so silly and waste your time with an item like this, the least I can do is link to some recipes, eh wot? Try these or this basic hummus recipe or this if you prefer an Italian touch. Chickpeas are so rich in protein and other nutrition, you can actually make a meatless meal with them and yet feel full and satisfied. But if you like a bit of animal in your dinner anyway, they go nicely with lamb.

That's enough, now. Get back to your day!


Pam said...

We're big Checkpea fans around here.

One of my favorite ways to eat them is to combine them with chopped onion, olive oil and red wine vinegar, then refrigerate.

We snack on them or eat them with meals. Yummy!

quid said...

I'm not a fan! Something about the consistency.

My Sicilian mother-in-law had a great soup that incorporated chickpeas added as the last ingredient. Sadly, that recipe, as far as I know, was never written down.