Sipping on the Carb-a-hol

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I was innocently shopping at Giant this afternoon when I passed by the bakery. The bakery always calls my name, and this time I couldn’t resist. That’s because just as I was passing by one of the bakers was restocking the Cheese Bagels! I had to go over and see if they were warm. As a kid, my mom would ALWAYS buy French Bread if it was warm when we were shopping. So, there was … [Read more...]

One of these things is not like the others

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Remember that Sesame Street song - “One of these things is not like the others…one of these things just doesn’t belong…”  Well, many times in my life I’ve felt like that thing that “didn’t belong” was me. I felt that way through grade and high school. I am Mexican and lived in a Hispanic neighborhood and had Hispanic friends, but didn’t look like them. So, I felt out of … [Read more...]

Chickpeas in sauce

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As you know, I buy my chickpeas in bulk. This means I need to find different ways to enjoy my favorite bean. At the same time I like super simple recipes. So this is a combination of those two things…. First I sautéed mushrooms, garlic, sweet peppers and spinach until tender. Then, I added copious amounts of chickpeas. Add a jar of pasta sauce (see, easy!). Heat thoroughly … [Read more...]