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I thought it might be fun to help each other use up misc. food items we have instead of just overlooking them. Ive got CANS AND CANS of chick peas thanks to wic. What do you do with chick peas?

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Yum, we love chickpeas (they don't love me though *sigh*). Here are two yummy recipes:

 

http://www.womansday.com/recipefinder/crispy-parmesan-chickpeas-recipe-122791

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chickpea-and-lentil-stew

 

There's always hummus too, but I never seem to have (or be able to find) tahini when I have chickpeas on hand, and vice versa. I don't have a good hummus recipe, unfortunately, but there are tons out there. We also just love them on salads.


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My Youngest is vegan, so chick peas are used here almost daily. We throw a can into any salads we make: spinach/avocado, quinoa, brown rice or pasta ones as well. Of course, you can always add them to soups, mash them and serve in a burrito with salsa and whatever else you like, or even roast them with spices for a crunchy snack full of protein and fiber.


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I make veggie burgers from them!  My favorite recipe is this one:

http://www.foodiefiasco.com/the-ultimate-veggie-burger-vegangluten-freegrain-freelow-carb/

 

 I love chick peas so much! I have made hummus from them, I put them in soups for added protein, I put them on top of salads, I roast them in the oven....I have eaten them raw out of a can... I love them that much:)


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A favorite recipe of mine uses chickpeas and onions in a soup with saffron and other Mediterranean spices.  It's from Flatbreads and Flavors by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid:

 

2 cups canned chickpeas

4 cups veggie or other stock

1 T oil

1# (spanish) onions thinly sliced

1#  ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped, or canned and drained

1/2 teaspoon saffron threads crushed and dissolved in warm water

1/2 or more red pepper flakes

1/2 t coriander seed, crushed, or 1/4 t ground

1/2t cumin seed, crushed, or 1/4 t ground

1/4 t ground cinnamon

2 t salt ( I used more)

1/2 t sugar

 

Serve with yogurt, diced tomatoes, julienned red bell pepper, a stack of flatbreads.

 

For the onions, slice in thin rings and very gently saute in oil until golden.  Add to chickpeas and broth, along with the spices and salt and heat.


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I use chick peas all of the time as a substitute for chicken in things like chick-pea salad (chicken salad), chick pea-noodle casserole (tuna-noodle), in a pot pie instead of chicken, etc.  I often mash them up to make things.  My kids are vegetarian and sometimes these are good options.  Pot pie or a casserole is a cheap meal with lots of vegetables and a homemade white sauce made with milk make it a reasonably nutritious meal as well.

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all these ideas are great!

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No ideas for chick peas other that what is already posted, sorry.

 

I have a bunch of the following that I need to use up - ideas welcome! I coupon shop so I end up with a lot of some things.

 

Low Sugar Cherry Pie filling

cake mix

whole berry jellied cranberry sauce

canned pumpkin

canned pineapple

bisquick

bbq sauce

Whole frozen chicken

frozen sugar cookie dough

frozen bananas {overripes I put up for making banana bread}


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Hummus is made from chick peas!

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I have a bunch of the following that I need to use up - ideas welcome! I coupon shop so I end up with a lot of some things.

 

Low Sugar Cherry Pie filling

cake mix

whole berry jellied cranberry sauce

canned pumpkin

canned pineapple

bisquick

bbq sauce

Whole frozen chicken

frozen sugar cookie dough

frozen bananas {overripes I put up for making banana bread}

 

Here are some ideas: 

 

*frozen bananas - blend on high speed to make soft serve icecream...my kids love this

Or you could add to any kind of smoothie/milk shake

 

*canned pumpkin - mix one can with one chocolate cake mix for some chocolate muffins...haven't tried it myself but my friend said it was yummy. You can try google for more specific instructions.

You could also add canned pumpkin to soups or pasta sauces.

 

*cranberry sauce - we love eating it on toast with butter or Earth Balance Coconut Spread.

You could also add to smoothies.

 

*bbq sauce - in the crockpot with a whole chicken...we don't cook with meat here but my friend made this and it smelled delicious.

 

I used to eat canned pineapple like a dessert, but I have also made upside down pineapple muffins with it before.

 

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chickpeas: http://beautythatmoves.typepad.com/beauty_that_moves/2013/07/the-other-day-i-found-myself-craving-a-meal-rich-in-protein-perhaps-i-was-simply-craving-a-meal-and-the-protein-part-was.html

http://ohsheglows.com/2011/07/13/our-perfect-veggie-burger/ (I always used black beans but this last batch I pureed chickpeas and it came out incredible.)

 

fro*en or overripe bananas: http://half-bakedbaker.blogspot.com/2009/01/guilt-and-gulten-free-oatmeal-banana.html  (bonus points for chocolate chips)

http://www.theyummylife.com/Slow_Cooker_Apple_Cinnamon_Oatmeal (with bananas instead of apples)

 

canned pumpkin: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/10/promise-keeper-pumpkin-eater/  FABULOUS!!!!!

 

cherry pie filling and bisquick: cherry cobbler

 

cranberry sauce: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/leftover-cranberry-sauce-muffins/#_a5y_p=1066134 (i just pinned this a few days ago but haven't used it yet)

 

whole chicken: throw it in the crockpot, pull all the meat and eat and free*e and then make stock for soup.  Fro*en meat can be quesadillas, chicken tacos, chicken pot pie(with biscuit topping with that bisquick), topping for salad, etc.


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No ideas for chick peas other that what is already posted, sorry.

I have a bunch of the following that I need to use up - ideas welcome! I coupon shop so I end up with a lot of some things.

Low Sugar Cherry Pie filling
cake mix
whole berry jellied cranberry sauce
canned pumpkin
canned pineapple
bisquick
bbq sauce
Whole frozen chicken
frozen sugar cookie dough
frozen bananas {overripes I put up for making banana bread}

The cranberry sauce and the canned pineapple could both be used with Bisquick to make a cake or muffins. Pineapple upside down cake comes to mind and cranberry muffins as well.

The frozen banana can be used in banana bread, muffins or smoothies.

I'd bake the chicken, eat it one night and then make soup with Bisquick dumplings with the leftovers another night.

Can't help you with the pumpkin. I'm not sure my family calls that food. But pumpkin bread can be yummy, much like banana bread is.
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Low Sugar Cherry Pie filling Tarts, mini pies, crumbles, cobbler, and... pie. If you do mini pies, put pie crust into the cups of a muffin tin. Pie crust is cheap and easy to make.

cake mix Use the pie filling with this to make a crumble. Put the cake mix on the bottom, the pie filling on top, add a crumble/cobbler topping (butter, brown sugar, flour and oats)

whole berry jellied cranberry sauce I'd just throw this in as a side with a turkey open-faced sandwich topped with mashed potatoes and gravy. Or any meal that sounds good with it.

canned pumpkin Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, mini pumpkin pies, pumpkin butter, add to veggie soups to thicken, add to marinara to stretch it.

canned pineapple Make bread/pizza dough; roll out into 2-3 inch rounds; add a handful of cheese, ham and pineapple to half of it; fold, brush with eggs or milk; bake until golden - Hawaiian pizza calzones!

bisquick Use to make dumpling toppings for any casserole.

bbq sauce Make chicken fingers, dip. Add to a chili recipe in place of the chili seasonings to make cowboy beans. Use as a baste for chicken or ribs. Mix into ground beef with shredded cheese for bbq burgers (bake in the oven - it's easy and low fat).

Whole frozen chicken Thaw, rub with butter, salt, salt some more, add more salt, add pepper or other seasonings. Bake at 400 F until dark golden brown (it takes less time and you get a crisper skin and juicier meat). Cut it up. Put the bones, gristle, organs, too-fatty skin and other less edibles into a crock pot, add veggie ends and pieces, cover with water, cook for 24 hours to make awesome chicken broth. Eat the meat or make chicken noodle soup, chicken rice soup, chicken & dumpling casserole, chicken fingers, chicken salad, pulled bbq chicken, chicken enchiladas, chicken fajitas, cream of chicken soup, chicken rice and broccoli casserole, chicken broccoli and cheese calzones... So much more.

frozen sugar cookie dough Fruit pizza: Thaw and roll out into a 3-4 inch round. Bake. Top with a mix of cream cheese and sugar/honey. Add sliced fruits. Top with a basic frosting (powdered sugar & milk)

frozen bananas {overripes I put up for making banana bread} Banana bread, ice cream (use pureed banana instead of cream), fruit pizza

 

 

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There's always hummus too, but I never seem to have (or be able to find) tahini when I have chickpeas on hand, and vice versa. I don't have a good hummus recipe, unfortunately, but there are tons out there. We also just love them on salads.

A basic hummus recipe is pureed chickpeas, one clove of garlic, a tbls olive oil, salt and pepper. Add other flavors to taste (roasted red pepper, sundried tomatoes, etc)

 

 


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I make hummus all the time with this recipe.  I also like to make chocolate muffins with chickpeas, using this recipe.  I add a few chocolate chips to each muffin and sink them into the batter before baking, it adds a nice touch.  These also freeze well so you can take them out as needed.


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OP - I make a chick pea salad which is just chick peas, cut up grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half and all of it marinated in a little olive oil, basil and olive oil.

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Love chickpeas! Perfect for winter. Make a hearty veggie soup (potatoes, carrots, onions, chicken if you want). Add the chickpeas and serve over couscous. Yum!


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Can someone give me your favorite recipe for roasted chickpeas? Oldest dd is sooo picky about protein sources but she had these somewhere and said they were really good.


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We eat chickpeas a lot. I add them to salads, soups, pasta dishes. Also, I love this falafel recipe. http://www.justataste.com/2011/08/homemade-falafel-with-tahini-sauce/


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Can someone give me your favorite recipe for roasted chickpeas? Oldest dd is sooo picky about protein sources but she had these somewhere and said they were really good.


First, to get excess moisture out after draining, I put them in a salad spinner and then pat dry with a towel before putting them into a large baking pan. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil and toss and then sprinkle garlic salt or whatever seasoning you prefer. Bake at 400 degrees and stir them around every 15 minutes or so for even roasting. Bake for a total of approx 30-45 minutes depending on your desired level of crunch.

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First, to get excess moisture out after draining, I put them in a salad spinner and then pat dry with a towel before putting them into a large baking pan. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil and toss and then sprinkle garlic salt or whatever seasoning you prefer. Bake at 400 degrees and stir them around every 15 minutes or so for even roasting. Bake for a total of approx 30-45 minutes depending on your desired level of crunch.


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First, to get excess moisture out after draining, I put them in a salad spinner and then pat dry with a towel before putting them into a large baking pan. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil and toss and then sprinkle garlic salt or whatever seasoning you prefer. Bake at 400 degrees and stir them around every 15 minutes or so for even roasting. Bake for a total of approx 30-45 minutes depending on your desired level of crunch.


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