Monday, October 29, 2012

My Favorite Vegan Snack & Giveaway Winner Announced!

I’m sitting here at my computer typing as fast as my fingers will let me – hoping I can get this post finished before we lose power!  You maaaay have heard of a little storm named Hurricane Sandy.  Yup, we’re living it right now!  Connecticut is currently getting tons of wind and rain.  Two of my good friends have already been without power for several hours.  Last year with Hurricane Irene, we lost power for 5 days.  It was no picnic, let me tell you.  I’m praying that God keeps it on for us this time!

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to show you this snack for months – but I keep forgetting to take a picture for you!  It’s the easiest snack ever, and it’s clean, and it’s vegan.  YAY!!! :)  The main ingredient is chickpeas - you might have a mental image of chickpeas in your head from salad bars at restaurants…chalky and icky.  These are nothing like what you’re used to, I promise!

Seriously, I almost considered calling these “crackpeas” as a joke because they are just that addicting.  Once you start, you can’t stop.  {Although take it from me – you’re gonna want to pace yourself with these puppies.  I mean, they’re beans.  Think that one through with me, people.  lol}


Roasted Chickpeas

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Open one can of chickpeas, rinse, and pat dry.  (This really helps them not to smoke in the oven.)  Dump onto a cookie sheet and douse with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Flip around with a spatula (pancake flipper) to incorporate.  Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown (they’ll crack open a little bit, and that’s normal).  Allow to cool slightly and add more salt and pepper if desired. 

These come out with such a meaty, savory taste.  They make such a yummy topping for salads or can be eaten by the handful plain, as well. 

Seriously, don’t knock them ‘til you try them!  And try not to eat the whole pan.  I dare you. ;)


The winner of the Mimi and Chip giveaway, chosen by Rafflecopter, was Amy of The Blessed Mom!  Congratulations, Amy!!!!!  Send me your mailing info to blessedlifeblog{at}gmail{dot}com and I’ll pass it on to Megan! :)


  1. I'm totally making these this week too! So funny! :) Hope you don't lose power sissy, at least you don't live in NJ!

  2. I truly can't figure out how I missed this! Sorry about that! But YAY!! I am so excited to see the shirt!
    Thanks, Jessica!


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