Saturday, January 22, 2011

Macaroni Salad

Yes... Yet another party tonight. I had anticipated a busy day today. I had a race this morning and knew that I would not get home till afternoon and would be too tired to do anything. Hence, decided to prepare something simple last night.

I thought that a simple macaroni salad sound good.

1 pack of macaroni
1/2 pound of ham
14 oz of celery -sliced finely
4 hard boil eggs chopped

2 cups mayonnaise
1 table spoon fresh lemon juice
1 table spoon of celery seed
1 table spoon of paprika

1. Boil the macaroni as per package direction. set aside to cool
2. whisked the dressing together till combined
3. Mixed the ingredients together and add dressing
4. Chill for 1 hour or more before serving. Overnight will be better for the flavour to sink in


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Roasted Chickpeas

I had always wanted to try this. Roasted Chickpeas ! You can find many recipes if you google it.
Here is my version:

1 can of chickpeas ( I used the unsalted version)

1. Pre heat the oven to 350F
2. Open and rinse the chickpeas until no bubble. Drain and season with salt and paprika
3. Roast in oven for about 1 hour or until crunchy

This is really a easy healthy snack. I would suggest double the quantity of chickpeas as they are gone in no time. Other seasonings which I would try next time- cayennes pepper, soya sauce, chinese five spice powder :)