September 23, 2013

To Eat & To Watch: 30 and chick peas

In my new (old) obsession with TedTalks while cooking, I serve you Psychologist Meg Jay talking about some lessons for your 20s and a recipe for a dutch baby pancake.

   "the only things required  to do something meaningful
 are a good idea and not quite enough time" 
(or something close to that)

A Summary of her Advice to 20-somethings:
(1) - forget about having an identity crisis and get some identity capitol
(2) -work your friends-of-friends-of-friends connections, they might lead you to your next love, job, house, true friend/family
(3) -choose your family of friends intentionally

Chickpea Salad
(adapted from Martha Stewart's Meatless Mondays)
Meatless Monday: Chickpea Salad with Watercress

I'm actually obsessed with chick peas and for some reason, when you bake them they take on this most unexpected, kind of salty, very spicy, super fun flavor.

chickpeas, paprika, garam masala, olive oil, salad greens, tahini, cucumbers

1. heat oven to 350 degrees F
2. drain chickpeas and rinse with cold water, dry a little bit with a towel or paper towels
3. spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet
4. sprinkle olive oil (just a little bit) on top and roll the chick peas in it so they're coated
5. add your paprika, salt, pepper, garam masala and roll the chickpeas again so they're covered
6. bake in oven for 30-40min
7. while they're baking, chop cucumber and prepare salad greens
8. take chick peas out of oven and pour onto salad greens and add chopped cucumber
9. drizzle with tahini and ta-da!  chickpea salad for you!

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