Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Curry Peanut Butter?

I should seriously just make an entire blog devoted to various nut butters.  Since I've made just about every dessert-related nut butter I can think of, it's time to start experimenting with some more savory recipes.  This one was delicious, in a very strange way.  Trust me.  Don't knock it until you come over and try some.  It even cleared out my stuffy nose!

Oh snap, this post would not be complete without something pretty to look at...

Inspired by this stuff...

Sweet Curry Peanut Butter

You'll need:

8 oz. honey-roasted peanuts
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
Dash of garlic powder
As much chili powder as your taste buds can handle
1 tbsp sesame oil

Grind dry ingredients in a food processor, then add oil and puree until smooth.  Protip:  this stuff is amaaazing with rice crackers.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oh right, I have a blog / Chickpeas are the bomb


It's been awhile.

I'm just back to inform you all that I tried my hand at a chickpea recipe that didn't involve tossing them in a blender and making hummus/some weird variation of hummus/blondies (remember those??  They really weren't that bad, trust me!  Haha).  Another CCK recipe:

Chickpea Poppers!

I thought they were a bit bland, so I stirred in some Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and parmesan cheese.  Which de-veganized it, but whatever.  They made for a delicious snack, and I think they'd be pretty awesome on a salad as well.  Or mixed in with stir-fry veggies.  But maybe season them with wasabi beforehand instead?  Nom!

PS -- Do you know why chickpeas are the bomb?  Well, in the world of nutrition, these guys pretty much have it all.  Chickpeas (and beans in general) are full of protein, complex carbohydrates, and iron.  They also contain some other minerals that are vital to everyone's diet, like zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus.  I hear the term "superfood" being used right and left these days...I'm not quite sure to which foods this terms applies, but I would not be surprised if chickpeas were included!