Roasted Chickpeas and an update on my new ride

Remember how, a while ago, I said that I was the proud new owner of one of these?

And remember how I also said that mine would be white and that I wouldn’t be getting it for another 5 weeks?

Well, that was over 10 weeks ago!!!

Believe it or not, up until today, I’d been waiting… patiently waiting. Apparently, Hyundai Canada can’t quite cope with the high demand and I’ve been told that the waiting time for anyone ordering a new GLS today would be 4 to 6 months! This means that, despite having waited soooooo long for my car, I will be one of the very few privileged ones to be driving one in this area.

‘Cuz I finally got the call I’d been waiting for: Sally has arrived. On Monday, I will be picking her up at the dealers. :D

WAHOO! Of course, she will get a proper introduction when she gets here.

But for now… on with the roasted chickpeas.

These would be my new addiction.

I saw them last week on Nora’s Natural Noshing and thought they looked absolutely delicious, so I figured I had to give them a try. In fact, I wanted to have some right then and there.

I barely took the time to finish reading the post before I ran upstairs to get some chickpeas soaking.

Dang. Why did it have to be night time, and why did I have to wait so long for the chickpeas to be ready? Pfft. I would have to be patient and wait for tomorrow.

Unfortunately, once the chickpeas were good and cooked, I realized that I didn’t have enough. Mind you, I guess it doesn’t  help that my daughter and I can’t ever resist freshly cooked chickpeas and always end up wolfing down half of them before any actual recipe even gets started…

Thank goodness I always have a back up can, just in case! To think that after all that waiting, I ended up having to use half home cooked and half canned.

Oops, Did I say I? Pardon me. Please accept my apologies. It wasn’t I who used half canned, half home cooked. It was my daughter. Surely I can’t take the credit, now, can I? She’s the one who made the entire recipe, from start to finish, while I was busy working on other goodies.

And she made 2 more batches since. That oughta mean something, right? ;)

They are just so easy to make, especially if you’re going to use canned chickpeas. Frankly, I don’t think that there was much of a difference between the two versions. They were all mixed together and one could not tell with certainty whether they were eating a fresh or canned chickpea. So if you are in a pinch, don’t even hesitate and go with the canned goods.

These are a great snack to have around or to put on the table when you have guests at home. Even kids would go crazy for them, I’m sure of that. You could also make several different flavors, all you need to do is use different herbs and spices. I know I already have a few combos in mind! ;)

Be warned though: these babies are highly addictive. I don’t think it’s humanely possible to have only ONE handful. You WILL reach for another one… and another one, and then another.


In fact, chances are, you won’t even be able to wait until they have fully cooled before you start munching on them. There is even the slight possibility that the whole batch will be gone before it even gets a chance to cool down.

Want my advice?

Make a double batch!

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  1. says

    Thanks for posting this delicious looking dessert! I’m definitely going to make them. Between the recipe and your photos, how could one resist!

    • says

      Dessert? Hmmm… I think you and I don’t quite have the same definition of dessert… ;)
      But hey, they are so good, one could very well decide that they want to have them for dessert too!
      Thanks for dropping by MJ, always appreciated! :D

  2. says

    Thanks for the mention Sonia!! Yes maam – They are crazy addictive…I should have given fair warning!!! They are better than eating a bag of chips or a handful of cookies though so I think we can indulge with this snack? :) sooooo glad you liked them, now I am waiting on your honey mustard version…I’ve dreamt of them (is that sad?!?) hehe

    • says

      It’s only natural my dear. I guess they are indeed way better than most snacks we can find on the market, but I wonder how much of the chickpeas’ nutrients actually remain after they have been baked for so long… At any rate, they might not be “nutritious” per say, but at least, they are not bad for you…

      Say, was the honey mustard version good, in your dream? If you tell me they weren’t, I might not even try them after all. ;)

      p.s. can you guess what I will be doing tomorrow night? Riding Sally all around town, that’s what I’ll do! Hey, got to get her acquainted with her new neighborhood, now, don’t I? ;) Thanks for being excited for me!

  3. Saire says

    Hello! I love your blog but I’ve never commented before. I just wanted to say ‘congrats’ on the new car — I got my Elantra Touring two years ago and it’s just been FABULOUS. Really the best car I’ve ever had. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I’ve enjoyed mine!

    • says

      Well, I am real happy that you decided to leave a comment this time, Saire. I LOVE comments. This would be my favorite part about blogging, like the thing I like THE MOST. So don’t ever hesitate to leave one! :D Glad to know your Elantra gave you such satisfaction. I really, truly hope that my Accent keeps me happy for years and years and years. It’ll be quite the change, though, as I am currently driving… a Ford Explorer! ;)

  4. says

    I just made a batch this week. Your advice on a making a double batch, that should be a command, a rule, not an option, just a ‘have to.’ They are deeeelicious!

  5. says

    Cute car! And fabulous chickpeas. I love them plain too – in fact, I have no problem eating them straight out of the can, but roasting them adds a whole other dimension. Thanks for sharing!

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