Hey SGET readers! Unlike yesterday's rather deep Flashback Friday, today's post is nice and light. Thank you to for all of your very sweet comments - they (and you) make a huge difference in my life! I am grateful to each and every one of you...commenters and lurkers alike :-)
Those of you know already know me know that I love me some good nut butters as evidenced in some earlier posts! I especially love to make my own whenever possible.
I felt like straying from my Saturday/Sunday Smoothie format as it's getting chilly nowadays...well, that and I haven't created any new smoothies this week :o) But I did create a bizarre new food product...well, it's new for me!
Warning people... this is random and weird, but I like it!
I bought some dried chickpeas from a Persian market (I have no idea how they dry/dehydrate them.) They are sold in bulk, so I can't even show you a package. They are roughly normal size, perhaps a bit smaller than the type you buy in a can. They are crunchy, but not hard like a Corn Nut. You can pop them into your mouth and eat them as a snack like nuts. However, they are not oily like nuts. In fact they are quite dry to just chomp on. After eating a few, you feel like you need a milk or water chaser. (Bourbon would work too, I suppose, if you felt so inclined.)
So you KNOW that I had to stick some in the Vitamix and see what would happen. I ended up with a powder a la PB2, only with some tiny granular chunks (I probably could have run it longer to get it to be a finer powder).
Here I have basically 'Chickpea PB2'. So what do I do?
L to R: Dehydrated chickpeas...Chickpea powder...Roasted Carob Powder...Carob Chickpea 'butter' (the finished product)
Rehydrate with a little water, add stevia and my latest obsession: Roasted Carob Powder.
You can see it went deep, dark brown and was so thick and creamy. I ended up dipping strawberries into it and It.Was.Amazing!!!!
So there you have it- weird, random, yummy.
Q: Any weird random yummy recipes to share?