Foodie Friday – More Memorial Day recipes

On the left: Indian-spiced roasted chickpeas
While these took MUCH longer to cook than the recipe suggested, the chickpeas were great. The combination of curry powder, garam masala, garlic powder, and white pepper was unique and really tasty. I’ve seen several recipes for roasted chickpeas on Pinterest so I’ll definitely be trying a few variations. But I’ll make sure to try off the canned chickpeas better so that they will crisp up in the oven faster!

On the right: Paprika roasted almonds
I’ve made seasoned almonds a few times before, mostly for holiday care packages, and they’ve always been delicious. This time I decided to combine almonds with paprika, one of my favorite spices. Besides the fact that these were a bit too spicy for me (this recipe didn’t call for cayenne pepper, but I added some anyway) I really liked them. And they were a big hit with my friends. Since almonds are such a healthy snack I’ll have to make some more, skipping the cayenne pepper this time.

P.S. I recognize that my webpage is in danger of becoming exclusively a food blog again and I don’t like it. I will do my best to write some posts with non-culinary topics this weekend. Check back soon and see if I succeeded!