Chickpeas Are Back!

Around a year ago Rose and I founded the Chickpea Lover’s Club. We were both living in Maryland at the time and shared a love of blogging, kitties and of course, chickpeas :) rose and monica

Back then I used to get massive cans of chickpeas from Costco. But, since moving back to California I cannot find cans big enough to satisfy my chickpea appetite. I kinda haven’t been bothering with them since I practically eat a whole can in one sitting. And by “practically” I mean totally.chickpeas compared to regular can Here’s a link to one of my fave salad/chickpea recipes – Asian Slaw.

This weekend I saw an eight can pack  of chickpeas  at Costco and decided this might be worth my while. I also got a package of brussel sprouts. I felt like I was reunited with an old friend, but instead of reminiscing about old times, I ate them. IMG_1629

Roasted chickpeas and brussel sprouts are one of my top 5 favorite dinners ever. I made some hummustard to mix in too.

I just threw everything in a roasting pan sprayed with non-stick, topped it with S&P. garlic and Old Bay. Roasted at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Then, mix with hummustard. *I think HEAB is the original inventor of hummustard and deserves credit for changing the way I eat condiments.


But it’s not all happy times over at RER. Today after I blogged about my lunch, I went to eat my yogurt and it was BAD. I was definitely not happy about this and bitched about it on twitter. Until I remembered something I like to tell myself when little things go wrong…

“If this is the worst thing that happens to you today, then you are very lucky.”IMG_1620

Since my yogurt was spoiled I needed an extra something in my lunch. I stopped by Juice It Up on the way to school and got a shot of wheatgrass (my new obsession) and a small smoothie. Sorry Juice It Up, you’re no Jamba Juice. True.IMG_1621

I ended up eating my AB&J with lunch and dug this bar out of my backpack for a snack. I love this flavor because it tastes like a cookie, but it really did nothing for my hunger and I grabbed a handful of pretzels from the groceries on the way home.


Post dinner dessert – fruit, cottage cheese and  chocolate granola. I was dreaming about breakfast and couldn’t wait I guess…IMG_1634

Ben and I both had pretty hectic days today and are very ready to call it a night.

I’ll see ya in the morning :)


  1. Kristin says

    So if you ever make it back east we HAVE to go to Hanover. Not only do we have the Snyders factory, but that ginormous can of Hanover brand chickpeas? Yup, Hanover brand veggies are made in Hanover as well. I know, my hometown rocks. And they have an outlet store at the factory too. You would be in heaven. Just sayin’. :)

  2. sclark1013 says

    I’ve just become a fan of chickpeas. I love hummus, but was wary of whole chickpeas. Currently I just have them on salads, but I’m hoping to try something else with them. Roasting them might be an idea. I’ll try that with my dinner tomorrow night.

  3. Elliott says

    I once opened my yog and there was a quarter-sized piece of green mold. Awesome. Anywho, I emailed customer service and they sent me a coupon for a new one. Doesn’t help with breakfast that morning but it was cool in the cosmic-long run.

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