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Easy Hummus, chickpea and tahini magic

Hummus is such a simple mix of ingredients. When stripped down to the essentials, it’s really just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The word “hummus” means “chickpeas” in Arabic. And people have been swiping bread through similar versions of this mixture for centuries. Because when it works, it works. But homemade hummus can be …

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Fideos with Chickpeas, Fennel, and Kale

I have long been a fan of America’s Test Kitchen. I’ve spent many lazy Saturdays watching the show (and its sister show, Cook’s Country), which unlike most of what’s available on The Food Network these days, actually teaches you how to cook. There’s something soothing about it. It’s not flashy or particularly exciting. It’s sometimes (always?) …

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Chile-Lime Squash and Chickpea Salad

Fall has always been my favorite season. Lately, I’ve been focusing on the particular pleasures of the autumnal shift. The apples and the sweaters and the foliage and pictures of my friends’ with their baby on her first visit to a pumpkin patch. Stuff that makes me feel good. Like new socks. My dog’s tentative …

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Spicy Green + Yellow Bean and Chickpea Salad

Summer calls out for salads like this one. It’s bold and colorful and crunchy and spicy and refreshing. I’ll admit I don’t think about green beans all that often. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I forget about them amid the bounty of summer vegetables that are crowding the farmers markets …

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