Light & Lemony Roasted Garlic Hummus

If you don’t know me, you might not know or understand my obsession with roasted garlic. Maybe you’ve never prepared garlic this way, but you really must. It turns the garlic into a creamy, less pungent version of itself. It’s a spreadable, sticky mess, and it’s one of my favorite foods. Well, pickled garlic might

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Rose Cheesecake

As spring arrives, so does my craving for spring herbs and floral flavors. For every spring issue of Chickpea we’ve put out so far, I can’t help but include a ton of floral ingredients – last year it was loads of amazing floral cookies and this year it’s in the many wedding-related articles our contributors put together. For the

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

According to our Instagram account, I’ve found out that my favorite meal of the day, by far, is breakfast. There are very little limits on what you can make for breakfast – it can be savory, sweet, hot, cold, fresh or baked, quick or elaborate. I always have something on hand to make an amazing

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Books We’re Loving: Teff Love

When it comes to everyday, weeknight dinners, especially winter ones, I stick almost entirely to soups, stews, or just mixtures of vegetables and a spicy sauce. Snowy day after snowy grey day, the same old stews get old, but I don’t want to have to add lots of extra time to my normal dinner routine.

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Muddy Buddies

If you know anything about me (or at least take a look at our desserts section), you’ll know that I hate baking. The thought of mixing flour and sugar and leavening ingredients in a bowl makes me break out in hives. On the other hand, I love eating sweets. I’d be happy to eat them

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DIY Vegetable Broth

Now that cooking-all-the-time season is here, I thought I’d share a short tip here for making your own vegetable broth. It’s very simple and you can make a lot from it! Include the broth in soups, gravies, stews, and much more. First, how to get the ingredients for this: we use scraps from other meals

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Comforting Spiced White Bean & Orecchiette Stew

Today I was looking to eat something hearty and comforting. Inspired by the amazing pasta soups at the bagel shops and cafés around here, I was determined to bring together beans and pasta in a nutritious, soul-warming way. I took cues from our CSA box with fresh leeks, spinach, carrot, and onion, then added in

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Maple Cookie Butter Granola

This morning, I kept up my habit of cracking the studio window to see if it’s cool enough to turn off the air conditioning. Our building has steam heat pipes running through it and there’s noheat control, so in the winter we have to open the windows and after the first day it hits 50°F

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Spicy Chickpea Stew

Despite the warmer weather, I still find myself reaching for a sweater and a hot cup of tea. This simple stew keeps you warm while getting ready for hot days – it’s a little spicy, a little creamy, and plenty hearty. (Bonus, it makes amazing leftovers, too.) INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup corn (shaved off the cob

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