All posts filed under: Chickpeas

Under Pressure ~ Pressure Cooker Mexican Chicken

  Microwave Pressure Cooker – Round 3 (ignore that.. I think we’re way past that number now.) Huh… (head scratch) I coulda sworn I did this already. But, in going through and readjusting things for the new layout, I realized I didn’t actually do any of the original cooker tests. I’m feeling a little like Brian Williams. (meh) So we’re playing catch up and  getting to those CooksEssentials Microwave Pressure Cooker Tests that  should have been up in September… Mexican Chicken Okey dokey – This round I’ve decided to adapt one of the recipes provided with the cooker. I’ll give my changes beside the listed ingredients, underlined 1 – 3 Pound Chicken – In stews, roasts… well, just about anything in chicken pieces, I like to use one cut… be it all thighs, breasts, whatever. One cut of meat will generally cook at the same time, so you never worry about over or under cooking the proteins. This time, there was a sale on fresh-cut (not frozen) chicken legs at the butcher. I’ve substituted 8 …

99 cans of chickpeas on the wall…

For the most part – they’ve been there a year. Back last October when I was preparing for the “Party with a Pretty Dress”, in the middle of packing the truck for the 5 hour drive, I rationally  ran to the market and picked up 15 cans of discount chickpeas. Thinking, that on top of all the other things I was making for the wedding, I’d whip up a gallon of fresh hummus as well… since I obviously didn’t have enough to do. I tend to over-plan. I tend to bite off more than I can chew. I tend to take the short bus to Crazytown at times. When I get like that people really ought to handcuff me to a steam table and spoon feed me ritalin until I succumb into a coma. Somewhere in the wee hours the day before the event, I came to my senses and bought readi-made hummus. But that left me with a boatload of chickpeas, and since it’s almost their birthday…. Chickpea Stew –  Riding the trolley several years ago …

Guest Post – From Morocco with Love ( A Moroccan Dinner)

Today is a treat. I am truly honored that I have a guest post from Jenn with Pint-Sized Pioneering. It isn’t often that I have guest posts (although, I’m wondering as I write…why the heck not?)There is something  you need to know about Jenn, actually, a couple of things.1.Jenn Raises Chickens – not the “I have a pet chicken and we call her Broody” kind of chickens (although she has named them all) She raises the “I have a city chicken coop, deal with the molting, deal with prolapse and a host of other poultry unpleasantness, and I produce more eggs than I can eat” – kind of chickens. She’s my hero.and  2.Jenn was my real first follower. It was mainly because of Jenn that I continued to post recipes – ad nauseum.  In the beginning, I was including 3 and 4 recipes to each post. The themed posts were fun, but I found I was using up a HEAP of collected recipes in record time. I slowed down the sharing a bit, but Jenn …