This recipe works fine with regular broccoli, but my boys and I love it with twirly green romanesco. For freshest flavor, look for heads of romanesco that are firm, with a few crisp leaves still attached to the stem. Continue reading
(Serves 2-4, depending on appetite and how many other snacks you serve)
1 cup freshly cooked or frozen garbanzo beans, a.k.a. chickpeas (a drained can will do)
2 tsp. mild-flavored olive oil
2 tsp. Whole Spice Chaat Masala blend
In a nonstick pan over medium heat, toss the beans for a few minutes until they are hot and starting to develop small brown marks.
Turn off the heat and add the olive oil.
Toss for one minute, add the chaat masala blend, toss for 30 seconds more and serve.
Don’t forget the beer! (Or wine, of course.)
Note: You can also add chaat masala while toasting nuts — almonds in particular — or roasting potatoes and other vegetables.Continue reading
Blend your selected spices with just enough olive oil, grapeseed oil, hummus or mayonnaise to make a spreadable paste, and smooth it onto your favorite bread. Add your chosen ingredients, side dishes and a drink to complete the meal. Some ideas to get you started: Continue reading