Just now the thought occurred to me to start doing a foodie Friday post. Yes I know its not Friday but alliterative inspiration comes along at random moments and I take what I can get so maybe next Friday it will be foodie Friday.
Yesterday I did post a food rant so that sort of counts. Today I woke up still not feeling well digested so I started to cook after doing the Sun Salutations that my clever hubby suggested I do. Those Sun Salutations are magic! The cooking was cathartic and relaxing.
He wanted crunchy curried chick peas. The garbanzo beans were cooked a couple of days ago and needed to be finished and I needed the space in the fridge for the turkey I was going to cook so curried chick peas it is.
I used 2 bags of garbanzo beans and boiled them until tender.
coat with oil after draining and rinsing. I used canola. Add salt and spices to taste. I love curry powder and cayenne.
Bake in the over at 375 for 45 minutes or so. I had both dishes and a sheet pan in there so I baked longer than the recipe from SSB.
The recipe for the chick peas comes from Maggs at Sun Safety Barbie. I modified them by adding spicy curry powder an upping the temp.
I love my blue baking dishes! I think I won them from Molly at I'm a Sleeper Baker but I can't remember for sure. They were from CSN stores and are fabulous with their groovy color and handy handles.
While I was working in the kitchen, Jaymon was tending to his tomatoes and beans in the garden of which he lovingly refers to as his girls. He shared these with me.
Has anyone ever made chocolate covered apricots? They are food from the goddess herself!!
After the chocolate is melted,then you can stir it to mix. The chocolate will retain its shape so wait a good 15 minutes before testing then cover anything and everything with it!! I used chopsticks to get the apricots in and out of the chocolate and I placed them on parchment paper covered plates to put in the freezer.
I also covered, dried blueberries, dried cherries, raisins, and decaf coffee beans. As far as sweets go, this is actually pretty low calorie and it HITS THE SPOT!
About the reason for the refrigerator photos, there is a bloggie thing going around where you post a photo of the contents of your refrigerator. MissZippy tagged me to show the world my fridge and instead of cleaning, I cropped so you can't see how long its been since its been thoroughly cleaned. I was probably out running on that scheduled cleaning day!
Atchara is fermented green papaya in raw coconut water vinegar. Tropical Traditions sent it to me to try and I really like it. Its strong but it does aide in digestion. We store most of our foods that go in the fridgalator, as Milo would call it, in half gallon pickle jars. There is a jar of black bean burrito mix, potato salad, watermelon, granny smith apples, jicama, V8, applesauce, homemade guacamole, carrots, eggs, a head of each green and purple cabbage, and baked sweet potato fries. Now there is roasted turkey in there too.
Jaymon is still nursing his injured knee so I have been on a cooking rampage. We usually share the duty however I have to opportunity to go all out! I think its time for black bean burgers next and hummus as soon as the tomatoes ripen. In addition to all the food I also prepared five half gallon batches of kombucha. Its been too long. My SCOBYs seem to be alive and thriving. The tea I made was a bit too weak so I am not sure how it will turn out.
Happy eating, happy running, and happy fourth of July friends!