Mar 20, 2011

A chickpea story

What do you say to a teenager who tells you 'I am not eating animals any more'? The same kid who did not want me to hold her hand when she was making her first steps, striving for independence.

Do you exercise your parental power and just say 'no', or you let the debate with the new generation take you on a spin? I considered the former and tried the latter, but after a while I decided to give her the chance to find her own way.

And me, I will always be there, ready to stretch out my hand, like I did when she was making her first steps, so very independently.

Chickpeas with spinach


Chickpeas with spinach 
from 'delicious' magazine
  • 425 g can chickpeas
  • 450 g baby spinach
  • olive oil
  • garlic, crashed
  • 2 slices of white bread, cubed
  • 1 tea spoon of paprika
  • 1/2 tea spoon of ground cumin
  • 1 cup chicken stock
Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Steam the spinach, squeeze out the excess water, and roughly chop.

Combine with chickpeas.

Heal oil in a fry pan, add the garlic and white bread cubes, paprika, cumin and cook until the bread is crisp. Put the bread mixture in a blender, add the chicken stock and blend to a paste.
Combine the mixture with chickpeas and spinach and serve at room temperature,