Chickpea Stew

chickpea stewChickpeas, or garbanzo beans are one of those foods you either love or you hate.  Art calls them “garbage beans”.  I, however, am a huge fan of the little legume.  Following is one of my favorite recipes for chickpeas, adapted from

Recipe: Chickpea Stew

Summary: A hearty, easy vegetarian stew


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium potato, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (canned or cooked)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese


  1. Saute’ potato cubes in olive oil medium heat, until cooked through.
  2. Add tomatoes and chickpeas and cook until everything is well-heated.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 1

Calories: 408

Fat: 10 gms

Protein: 23 gms

chickpea stew recipeEnjoy!!


Corgle Update – He’s So Cute!!

Here’s a photo of Kiff – the Unexpected Corgle, when he first arrived at our house in November 2011:

corgle photos and video

And here’s a pic of Kiff now:

corgle photosHe weighs about 18 pounds – and is about 5 months old.

Here are a few things we’ve learned about him in the last few months:

  1. He’s a chick magnet.  Seriously.  Wherever we go with him, girls flock to him, say “he’s so cute!” and ask about him.  Again – mother part beagle, part corgi; father unknown.  Now that he’s a little bigger if there’s any dog experts out there who have a guess as to his father’s breed, please feel free to comment.
  2. He loves to lay in the sun – especially the patch of sun by the front door.
    corgle photos
  3. He likes to eat paper – specifically toilet paper or kleenex, although he also has a tendency towards toilet paper tubes and dixie cups.  We’ve trained him not to knock over garbage cans so as long as no paper hits the floor, it’s all good.
  4. He loves to lie on his back.  Sometimes he falls asleep in this position with his eyes open.
    corgle photos
  5. We love him so much and are so happy he came into our lives!!