Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Vegan Spicy Sesame Chick"pea" #CIC

Welcome to this month's #CIC which stands for Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Each month we, a group of bloggers, vote on ingredients. Two list. After about a week of voting the item with the most votes from each list is what we are given to create a new never before posted on our blog or anywhere else recipe. Whew... sometimes the ingredients are CrAzY and other times not so much.

This month the items are:
Chick peas
honey

I had a difficult time deciding what to make this month. Similar to last month. I had a ton of ideas bouncing around in my noggin. After much consideration I decided on a vegan Asian inspired dish.
Nothing complicated but packed with nutrition and flavor. Hoover, as I like to refer to W's son, loved it. It does have a kick so you might want to tame the sriracha a tad or add more honey. Either way it was delicious. I managed to get a small portion before Hoover inhaled the rest, so I guess that is a good testament to a great new recipe.

Be sure to check out the links to all the other bloggers and see what great ideas they had. Thanks for stopping by!

1 can drained and rinsed chick peas
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
Saute in a pan until the peas are brown and a little crisp on the edges.

Mix
2 TBSP + 1 tsp honey
1 TBSP sriracha
1 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Pour over the peas and saute until thickened. IF you use too much vinegar add some honey or a corn starch slurry to thicken the sauce. The sugar in the honey will create a thick sticky sauce. Next time I will double the amount of sauce because I would enjoy it over the rice instead of just coating the peas.
Serve over rice, I used Jasmine rice because I love the flavor and aroma.
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15 comments:

  1. It looks really good Dawn! Love these Asian flavours.

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  2. Great minds Dawn. I thought about making spiced chickpeas as well but I didn't think about making a meal of them by serving them over rice. That is a great idea. I like your plan to double the sauce and maybe I will add some additional vegetables as well.

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    1. Yes, I want to do this again and add veggies, like carrots, bok choy maybe, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts or even bean sprouts! Oh the endless possibilities.

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  3. I love Asian inspired recipes. I'll definitely be trying this. ~krayvengirl~

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    1. Let me know how you like it. Next time I'm adding veggies.

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  4. This looks amazing! I love Asian cuisine so these flavors are right up my alley. Great recipe!

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    1. Thank you Corinne. Glad you stopped by.

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  5. Definitely need to try this the next time PurDude is home, he goes through bottles of sriracha like you wouldn't believe.

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    1. I understand. Jesse used to eat the stuff up

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  6. I really need to think of using legumes more for protein. This will be a great meatless dish for me next month.

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    1. Wade's son T loved them. He ate the peas in with some pasta.
      I love meatless dishes especially for lunch.

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    1. I ate them for lunch the next day. Filling and didn't weigh me down.

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  8. Yum! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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