Monday, May 17, 2010

Egg drop soup and roasted chickpeas for the first time!

Wow - I've been missing out!  Roasted chickpeas are such a great snack and so versatile too!  I've made two batches already.  Here's the first batch:

I used 1c. dried chickpeas and soaked them overnight.  In the morning I rinsed and dried them and then tossed them with 1/2 tbsp olive oil and about 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original Blend.  I baked them at 400 degrees for about 35 min. and some burnt and a few even popped out of the pan :-(. The next time I turned the oven down to 325 degrees and baked them a bit longer - none burnt this time.  I think it's a bit tricky to cook them the right amount of time so that they're not too soft or overly crispy and burnt. 

Have any of you tried making roasted chickpeas?  How'd they turn out?  Any tips?

I also finally made some homemade eggdrop soup!  It was remarkably simple and fun :-).  I used this recipe more or less, and here is the final product topped with Mrs. Dash (yep, I like this seasoning):

I'm still enjoying my Chobani oatgurt too!  Here are some recent ones:

In the bowl above, I used chia seed gel (I soaked 1 tbsp chia seeds in .5c water overnight), and it was definitely thicker than using chia seeds straight from the bag.

Now for some exercise news!  I am trying to get in tip-top shape by July 25 to bike the first day of RAGBRAI: The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.  The first day is 68.5 miles!  I know it will be a lot of fun though, so I'm really hoping to do it (and maybe convince my dad to join me!).  Right now I can bike about 9 miles in an hour.

That's all for now folks ;-).



  1. I LOVE roasted chickpeas! Did you try stirring them every 10 minutes or so? I've done that and it seems to help with the burn. :-)

    And congrats for doing the bike race - that sounds like SO much fun!

  2. i've never roasted chickpeas either and i love love them. gotta try this!

  3. I've been meaning to try roasting chickpeas, but I'm always out when I think about it. I need to pick some up!

  4. Hey! Roasted chickpeas are awesome. In terms of them being too soft- you must make sure you let them completely cool before putting them in a sealed container (otherwise, they suck in a bundle of moisture!). I've always wanted to try making egg drop soup- looks like yours came out great. Good luck with the upcoming race :)

  5. I'm always looking for a good salty, crunchy snack since I can't eat anything store bought with all my allergies and these chickpeas sound like they could just maybe fill that gap. I'll have to pick some up at the store and give them a try!


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