Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas Recipe from Lavinia Todor These sweet or savoury chickpeas make the perfect high-energy snack!  They also make a great salad topper for a little added flavour and crunch.  A great alternative for nuts. Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas 1 tbs olive oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp  brown sugar 1 tsp salt *Other spice combinations below. MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.  On a towel pat chickpeas dry, and let them air dry until most of the excess moisture is absorbed. The drier the chickpeas, the crunchier they will be. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper spread chickpeas out . Place chickpeas into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil. Using a large spoon, mix the beans around to make sure they are all evenly coated (they are flavourless if not thoroughly coated). Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle over chickpeas. Mix around very well to coat each bean. Add more seasoning if you’d like. Place back into the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. Enjoy hot, or room temperature. Store in an air-tight container. Enjoy. *Other flavour combos! Honey cinnamon 1 tsp cinnamon- a pinch nutmeg- ¼ tsp sea salt- 2 tbsp honey Smoky Spice Blend ½ tsp chili powder- ½ tsp smoked paprika- ½ tsp garlic powder- ½ tsp cumin- ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper- ½ tsp sea salt-  pinch cayenne (optional) Spicy maple ¼ cup maple syrup - 1tbs paprika- ¼ tsp cayenne- 1tsp chili powder- 2 tsp salt - 2...
Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Recipe from Lavinia Stuffed Peppers Ingredients 6 Bell peppers (yellow, orange or red are best) 3 cups cooked brown rice 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 lb ground turkey 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional) 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup tomato sauce (or homemade + extra for toping) ½ medium onion, finely chopped ¼ tsp smoked paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 cup water 1 cup mozzarella, shredded (optional) MAKE IT HAPPEN Preheat the oven to 375°F. Remove top of peppers,seeds and membranes; rinse peppers. Pour 1 cup of water into a glass baking dish, and arrange the six bell peppers so that they are standing in the water. Set the baking dish aside while you prepare the filling. In a skillet, cook turkey and onion (mushrooms if using) over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is brown; drain. Stir in the salt ,pepper , paprika, and garlic. Next add the chicken stock and the tomato sauce and combine well. Turn down the heat and add the cooked brown rice to the pan.  Stir everything together and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Fill each pepper ¾ full using the rice and turkey mixture. Top them off with leftover tomato sauce if available (optional). Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and place into the oven to bake for 45- 60 minutes. Once the peppers have finished cooking, uncover them and sprinkle mozzarella over each (if using). Broil for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese....