Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Crispy chickpeas are a salty but healthy snack. Full recipe on

Some cooks put their blood, sweat, and tears into what they cook. That's definitely not me, usually. But for something that only has four ingredients: these crispy, spiced chickpeas definitely cost me a river of blood, a few tears, and Marc a lot of sweat. But I'm getting ahead of myself here.

Saag Paneer and a love for leftovers

Saag Paneer topped with a runny egg

When it comes to cheesemaking, I am 2 for 3. Dreamy ricotta came together with the insurance policy of heavy cream to help hold it together, but an attempt at mozzarella from a kit I ordered from Amazon died a hundred deaths. That attempt ended in me loudly banging pots and quietly muttering to myself while I was left with cloudy hot water, burnt fingertips and no mozzarella for pizza night. Hello emergency trip to Harris Teeter. My latest non-meltdown and major cheese success is a squeaky paneer that got dropped in a sauce of greens for saag paneer.