Warm Chickpea Salad

Not all salads are cool and crisp…

Recipe of the Week: Warm Chickpea Salad

1 tbs. olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 c. freshly chopped Romano tomatoes
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 c. fresh or canned chopped pineapple
2 c. thinly sliced fresh spinach

1. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet or Dutch oven, over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and curry powder. Cook and stir until onion starts to soften, about 3 minutes.
2. Add bell pepper, chickpeas, and pineapple. Reduce heat to med. low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Stir in spinach during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
4. Divide into 4 servings. Serve with your favorite flat bread and/or roasted chicken.



Thought of the Week: One of the Boston Marathon bombers is dead. The other, his younger brother, is being hunted down in a house-by-house search of Boston. The authorities would like to capture him alive in order to learn why, but that probably won’t happen. Most likely, the Russian born 19-year-old will die in a hail of gunfire and explosions and more lives will be taken in one Boston neighborhood or another. The large metropolitan area has been shut down, so law enforcement can accomplish their goal. Speculation is rampant, as the young men had been legalized U.S. citizens since 2007. But speculation is meaningless, except to the media. What is remarkable is the quick identification and pursuit of these killers by the FBI, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston’s finest! Boston, the seat of this country’s liberty, and its residents have proven resilient and resourceful in helping the victims, as well as contributing to the manhunt. Glory be to technology!!

boston map


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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