Cheesy Chickpeas

I put this together the other night and I thought I would share.

2 cans Goya Chickpeas
1/4 – 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice – I used a 3 cheese blend
2 tablespoons grated parmesan [kraft green can]
salt, pepper, garlic, oregano – to taste

Mix together and dump into an oven safe container – I used a pyrex. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes until chickpeas are hot through and the cheese has melted.

Makes a yummy side dish for pretty much anything.  My kids love anything when you add cheese.  If you wanted to make it a main dish you could always add more chickpeas and any kind of diced meat to turn it into more of a casserole.  Chickpeas are more versatile than most people think.


Broccoli Patties

I have seen recipes for Broccoli bites, broccoli tots, patties etc.  When I opened my Cuisinart I immediately began thinking of all the things I wanted to make with it.  My first was broccoli.

The recipes I have seen have you make the mixture and shape them into patties on parchment to bake but making you turn them over halfway through.  The turning over is usually where my plans go to hell and take the meal with them.  So I went my own way.

My take on “Broccoli Patties” is listed below.  Pardon the pictures – they are less than photographer worthy but they are my own.  At the end I paired the veg with a lovely filet of Cod – seasoned with lemon and Old Bay.


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More Veggies

So, like so many people I have been fighting the masses of fast and over processed convenience when it comes to my food.  It simply amazes me that I can get a burger and fries and a regular Coke for under 5 bucks at any fast food place, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s – take your pick.  A Salad and a bottle of water – you better be ready to had over a $10.00 and that is just for you let alone the poor choices provided for your children. Continue reading “More Veggies”

The Beginning – not a Bad Place to Start

So, it is a new year and I am starting a new blog.  We shall see how long this one goes before I drop off again.  I have no idea what it will be about or if it will be about anything in particular.  2016 isn’t much different from 2015.  The world seems to be spiralling out of control.  Everyone so worried about everyone else and not themselves.  Worried about what other peoples children are doing or not doing and not minding their own.  I feel if everyone worried about their own household and teaching others to be tolerant and respectful than there would be less crime as there would be more respect for life over all.  our own and others.
But I am not a political person.  When offered power everyone who receives it becomes a horrid narcissistic monster with a price tag.  Our leaders should work for free.  With housing, food and the necessities provided for while they tend to their office.  after their office is over…. they should get a job just like everyone else.  But my two cents are made of wood and therefore not worth much to anyone.  Continue reading “The Beginning – not a Bad Place to Start”