Monday, January 22, 2007

Snacks!

I've been thinking of some of the snacks I've made in the past and I've been thinking of making Bluepeas and Chickberies again. Since many people probably didn't read my previous food blog I thought I'd post some old snack recipes here.

Curry-Flowers:
These will disappear!

cauliflower
curry powder
olive oil
sugar
your favorite spices.

Heat oven to 400F
Chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Place in a bowl, drizzle with some olive oil and spices. Add a few pinches of sugar and toss.
Spread out on cookie sheet and cook until slightly browned, about 10-15 minutes.


Orange Gel:
Idea from Yogurt Land.
This is a great way to use up oranges. Blood oranges make a beautiful presentation.

Juice the oranges. Carefully pull the extra stuff out. Bring the juice to a boil, along with 1/3 cup suagr and 1 1/2 tsp. agar-agar powder.
Then pour the juice into the orange rinds and let cool in muffin tins to keep them up right.


Bluepeas and Chickberries:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cup chickpeas
2 Tbl. sugar
2 Tbl. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried dill

Boil blueberries, cooked chickpeas and sugar until all water is absorbed and the chick peas turn blue, about 15 min.
Coat with oil, salt and dill and bake at 425F for about 30 min, tossing often.
Mix with non-blueberry treated roasted chickpeas and coat with a sprinkling of salt and sugar before serving as a snack.

These were wonderfully salty and sweet, just the way I like my snacks. They were crunchy, but not tooth breaking.


Chocolate Coconut Blueberries:
Inspired by Jess's sister.
Blueberries coated in melted chocolate ad rolled in coconut before freezing.

16 comments:

Dori said...

Love the little agar orange snacks! What fun food.

Michelle said...

those oranges are the coolest idea ever!

Webly said...

Thanks Dori and Michelle. I only wish I could claim the idea!

laura jesser said...

Chickberries? Bluepeas? Who ever came up with that idea?!

Webly said...

I thought it was a cute name, do you think it's bad?
I like sweet, salty and crunchy in my snacks. I also love chickpeas and blueberries. And since they are close in size...I just mixed everything together.

Brooke said...

Verrrrry interesting...I would have never thought of chickpeas and blueberries together, let alone with some dill, but I am all for trying it! Very unique! And those orange gels are too cute...I bet my kids would love them. :-)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Did I ever tell you I made the chickberries? I did, but spicy style - twas tasty.

Urban Vegan said...

What great ideas. I'm living the cauli-flowers.

springsandwells said...

oooh, such fun ideas! I love the orange gel goodies! And the chickberries and bluepeas are super intriguing!!! Dang - cool ideas!

Megan the Vegan said...

I just love that you call the Bluepeas and Chickberries...it's too clever!

scottishvegan said...

I love the name of bluepeas and chickberries! When I read the title I thought I was about to learn about some kind of peas and berries that I had never even heard of before!!

Webly said...

Brooke - Dill has always been a light summery herb to me so adding it to a summer fruit like blueberries is very yummy. I've made a great chard salad with blueberries and veggies with a great dill dressing.

Jess- Spicey blueberries? Were you able to taste the sweetness of the berry?

Good-Dees said...

I'm the only one that eats cauliflower in the house- so when I saw your curried caully- I threw some in a bag and added oil & seasoning - GREAT. So easy too!
Thank you!!

Fairly Odd Tofu Mom said...

Wow and wow! What a great blog and recipes and ideas!

I'll be back. Soon. Pen in hand. (Or frying pan in hand, rather....)

Webly said...

good-ess - I hope you enjoy the cauliflowers. That's one vegetable I never think to buy when I am at a store.

FOTM - Thanks! I hope you find something you love. Looks like you have some good stuff at your blog too!

KleoPatra said...

Interesting combos like i can't believe.