I’ve been playing around with something different, something healthier, something not along the lines of my usual baked good, and that would be these Roasted Chickpea Snacks. Sort of like roasted nuts, these are a quick and healthy, protein packed pick me up. It actually took a few tries to get these right — not because I burned them or anything, but more because the spices didn’t quite jive. Now that I have them sorted though, I love them. They last a couple of weeks in an airtight container (not refrigerated), but I’ve found I can eat almost an entire batch in a day. The curry spice ones are my personal favorite.
Stopping in quickly at this Friday lunchtime to share my little tart that I made this morning. I had some leftover bacon from something else that I didn’t miraculously just snack on, so I put together this little lunch. It’s like a quiche, yet not quite so eggy and more fillings. All in all, not a bad way to “use up bacon” (not that anyone ever has that problem). 🙂
Dinner alert. OK, well not dinner tonight, unless you’ve already started, but you should seriously put this on your list of things to make for dinner sometime: the 3 hours are really worth it! It’s a pleasantly spicy, but not searingly hot Brazilian-style beef and bean stew called Feijoada, with onions, poblano chiles and chorizo. Amazingly yummy, really beats the February blues type of meal. Serve with rice or without. You’ll definitely want seconds.
I seem to be on a little bit of a kick to make one-pot (or one-pan meals). There are a lot of them out there, and I really don’t want to do any more dishes then I have to. Enter stage right, this One-Pan Chicken and Veggie Bake. I made it in one of my Le Creuset pans, but you could also just use a rimmed baking sheet. Also, I used carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and Brussels sprouts, but this would work with lots of other veggies — parsnips and turnips, red onions, even cauliflower or broccoli florets. Again, done in under ah hour (I seem to like those meals too).
Here is a quick main dish inspired by my trip to the newly opened Eataly here in Boston yesterday. A quick, one pot, done in under an hour, weeknight friendly (provided you like mushrooms) Triple Mushroom pasta. Neat trick: you cook the pasta in with the mushrooms, which saves a step (and an additional pot). This might have to go on my go-to rotation too as I think that I’ll be able to eat from this at least 3x meals (being the singleton that I am).