Two winners! Today I have a couple of book winners to announce. The winner of The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani is Kimberly from Historical Fiction Obsession. Congratulations, Kimberly! The winner of Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler is Marjorie. Congratulations, Marjorie! I hope you both enjoy your new books.
Thanks to everyone who participated in my book giveaways. If you didn't win either book, please take a look at the other giveaways I have listed on the right side of my blog.
I've slowed down my reviewing this summer, but I hope to post more reviews soon. Thank you for your patience!
I've made this yummy treat many times this summer. I discovered (a version of) this recipe in Joy Bauer's newsletter. They are easy to make, delicious, and healthy.
- 16-oz can of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
- Salt, plus favorite spices and herbs (fresh or dried)
- Cooking spray and/or olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- Rinse the chickpeas in a colander, then gently pat them dry. Remove any loose skins. I get organic garbanzo beans from Trader Joe's. They are a great price.
- Place chickpeas on a small baking sheet (toaster oven size) that has been lightly-coated with cooking spray or olive oil.
- Season with salt and whatever spices and herbs you like. I like to use pepper, oregano from my garden, and a maybe bit of fennel.
- Brush chickpeas with a small amount of olive oil, or spray some on. I use a Misto to spray them lightly with olive oil.
- Roast them in the oven for about 40 minutes. I set the oven timer for 40 minutes; after that I take a look and might roast them for a few more minutes.
- Chickpeas are ready when they are browned but not burnt. If you want them to be crunchy, be sure to dry them thoroughly. You might also need to keep them in the oven for a while longer.
These are really good. Roasted chickpeas are a wonderful snack by themselves, and are also tasty in salads.
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