Monday, October 19, 2009

Chickpeas all seasons eating

Pakoras made with seasonal vegetables , tomatoes, green beans, cauliflower, and onions. The chickpea is very versatile and if you only use it for hummus you are missing out.

Using chickpea flour is traditional for fritters in India. Chickpea flour can also be used as a general substitute for wheat flour.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tomato, tomato, tomato

roasted tomato and garlic sauce, tomato -tomato pizza, roasted tomato and garlic humus
In Sonoma County it is still tomato time. Time to get specials on tomatoes for sauce or canning and time to indulge every tomato whim.

Roasted tomato sauce -heat the oven to 350 and put in a pan of tomatoes and garlic and roast for about 45 minutes --longer for caramelized brown bits.

I used this sauce for as the base for lots of things. If I have extra I freeze it.

Tomato-tomato pizza whole wheat crust -, roasted tomato and garlic sauce, and top with slices of fresh tomatoes (seed and drain them) and then a layer of mozzerella cheese (or the cheese of your choice -blue cheese would be very, very good.)

Humus is a welcome healthy snack. The base is fairly bland and a perfect platform for adding any flavor you like. The roasted tomato and garlic sauce makes a great humus dip.