Roasted chickpeas are perfect for your kids snacks, adding to a trail mix, topping your salad or enjoying just as they are. Although it may seem simple, many struggle with roasting them just right. Here are some easy to follow instructions to make sure they turn out every time.
Drain and thoroughly rinse the chickpeas.
Let air dry on a clean towel for 1 hour.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (quick clean up!) and spread out chickpeas to allow the air to move around them.
Coat lightly with oil using a good quality spray oil - too much oil will make them soggy.
Add your favourite seasoning and roll them around.
To bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake chick peas for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Once the hour is up, turn the oven off and leave chickpeas to cool inside the oven.
While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of garlic, cultures around the World share a history of the healing properties it has to offer. Historically, garlic is recognized as a medicinal ingredient rather that a food seasoning. In the modern World we think of garlic as a seasoning and often overlook the health benefits.
While there are many significant health benefits such as cancer prevention or improving heart health, in this post we have outlined some everyday ailments you can tackle with garlic.
Treat the Common Cold
Garlic helps to reduce flu and common cold symptoms by boosting your immune system. Next time you feel a cold coming on, trying steeping it as a tea or simply adding a little extra to your favourite dish.
Improve Your Workout
Garlic amongst the earliest “performance enhancing” supplements and historically used to treat fatigue and enhance the performance of labourers.
Lower Your Blood Pressure
It is believed that the hydrogen sulfide gas is produce by blood cells when garlic is consumed. This gas can help to open blood vessels and regulate your blood pressure.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties and when consumed can help to aide inflammation in the body due to injury or illness. Some opt to topically apply garlic by rubbing it on their skin.
Here is one we need to remember this summer… pack your pockets with garlic! Mosquitoes are deterred by the smell of garlic so if you prefer a natural way to combat these pesky flies then garlic is your answer. Keep some nearby or apply it to your skin.
Tanya is a classically trained, Red Seal Chef, and former restauranteur and caterer, with additional studies in Holistic Nutrition and business. Having food as her foundation she continues to build on her interests and knowledge base in the study of the body, mind and brain connection. She now spends her time as a Mom of twins, researcher and writer, while continuing to participate digitally in the culinary world with her company, Artisan Food Co.