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Chickpea Casserole

by Meghann on November 30, 2009

What a day!

Returning to work after a 4 day holiday weekend can be a toughie, but I got through it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Between e-mails this morning I snacked on a serving of mixed nuts from Oh! Nuts. (P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The highlight of my day had to be my fantastic lunch. This was something I have been dreaming about ever since last Thanksgiving.

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Left over Turkey + Cranberry Sauce = Best Sandwich Combo Ever!

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A-MA-ZING!

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With my sandwich I had some random okra, broccoli, and a pickle on the side.

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Just before 3:00 my mouth wanted to munch, so I pulled out my afternoon snacks.

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Turns out I wasn’t as hungry as I originally assumed. I ate all the apricots, but tossed the mini larabar after one bite.

The lack of hunger didn’t stop me from planning a fabulous dinner before I even started heading home. I was in the mood for a hearty casserole, but I had no cheese or milk at home for any of the recipes I was originally envisioning. I did have tons of veggies and a can of chickpeas so I took to twitter for some sound advice.

Gotta love twitter. No matter what question you have someone always has an answer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had a few tweets with some great recommendations. All of which inspired me to produce my own fabulous Chickpea Casserole creation. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I even took notes as I cooked so I would remember exactly what I used. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Meghann’s Chickpea Casserole

  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • Egg Noodles (I used all I had, perhaps 1/4 of a bag?)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 4 Whole Mushrooms
  • 8 oz Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 can Vegetable Broth
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degree. While the oven is warming up bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove top and drop the egg noodles in for about 5 minutes or until they still have a little bite to them.

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Next chop all the veggies and add to a 9×9 baking dish with the can of chickpeas that has been drained and rinsed.

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Coat the vegetables with the 1/4 cup of Whole Wheat Flour and add the can of vegetable broth. Finish mixing everything together with the remaining seasonings and egg noodles.

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Bake for 45 minutes at 375. Let stand for 5 minutes so gravy will thicken.

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I had a heaping helping of my masterpiece.

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It was fabulous. Nutritious and delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My serving barely made a dent in how much food this casserole produced.

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Looks like I will be having left overs for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dessert featured a Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Vitatop.

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I made an ice cream sandwich by cutting the vitatop in half and adding a scoop of Tart Honey Frozen Yogurt to the center.

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This was a great idea, but in hindsight I would have used a different ice cream. They tart fro yo didn’t exactly go well. I think tomorrow I am going to go on a hunt for Peppermint Ice Cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sure looks pretty though, doesn’t it?

Have I mentioned how much I love my new rebel yet? Cause I do!

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Me = Obsessed!

Don’t forget to get your votes in for the Sam-e Good Mood Gig!

Good Night!

1 Karla November 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I love casseroles! They’re so comfy haha

Glad you love your camera!

2 Sarah November 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm

looks delicious! santa may or may not be bringing me a Rebel in 25 days… ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Danielle November 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm

That casserole looks so good! Yum!

4 legalstyle November 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm

your photos are looking great!!! don’t you ADORE the rebel???

5 Erin November 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm

I ate that same sandwich for dinner — so amazing! It’s a really popular combo in the UK with turkey, cranberries and arugula and I used to eat it almost every day in the fall when I lived in London. ๐Ÿ˜€

6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I’m obsessed with figuring out how to get a rebel ๐Ÿ™‚ I love cranberry in sammies! I had the best one ever in London…as Erin mentioned above!

7 Marisa (Trim The Fat) November 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Your casserole looks awesome! I love anything with chickpeas!

Congrats on your new camera!

8 weightwatchersforone November 30, 2009 at 11:09 pm

thanks for posting that recipe! i recently posted about the lack of veggie casseroles that are not doused in cheese sauce so i will be keeping this recipe.

fudgy pb vitatops are my fave ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Jenna November 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

i can definitely see the difference in your photos!
meghann why do you have to be sooo good in creating delicious meals?! haha.
great idea for the vitatop and i defs think you should be on the lookout for some peppermint ice cream, tis the season ๐Ÿ™‚
jenna

10 Kara November 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I had some Edy’s peppermint ice cream at my parents’ house over the holiday that was pretty good! I kept saying that it needed chocolate, so there you go!

11 greensandjeans December 1, 2009 at 12:36 am

love the pearls meghann!

12 Deirdre December 1, 2009 at 12:43 am

Great looking casserole. I just voted again. How the heck does that one chick have over 26,000 votes?

13 Christy December 1, 2009 at 1:39 am

Your meals look so yummy today! I love the chickpea casserole idea

14 Nicole December 1, 2009 at 1:39 am

So glad you love the camera!

15 Melissa S. December 1, 2009 at 2:08 am

can you make me that casserole when i come? but we make it mexican, with black beans?!?!?! Nom!

16 Alicia December 1, 2009 at 4:15 am

Hi Meghann,

This sounds so random but you look great in that picture of you holding up your new camera. ๐Ÿ˜›

17 Erica December 1, 2009 at 7:54 am

The chickpea casserole looks so so awesome! What a great combination of flavors. Love cranberry sauce- I didn’t get any this year at Thanksgiving. I may need to make up my own batch at home.

18 Laura Georgina December 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

I would have never thought of making a casserole like that with vegetable broth–great idea! Gotta love the “bottom of the cupboard” recipe inventions ๐Ÿ™‚

19 runningaroundnormal December 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

Nice job on combining other’s recipes to make your own! That casserole looks delicious Twitter is a wonderful thing! Sometimes better than Google, haha.
Your pictures look great with the new camera!

20 Abby December 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

I really really love this casserole recipe. I could simply swap the egg noodles and boom.. vegan dish!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Naomi(onefitfoodie) December 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

great idea with the chickpea cassarole ๐Ÿ™‚ looks so delicious and pretty too! I love chickpeas in anything so this would be right up my ally ๐Ÿ™‚

22 rebecca lustig December 1, 2009 at 10:09 am

What a clever idea!! (the casserole)

I hope you enjoyed every last, delectable bite.

And your camera is almost as gorgeous as you are!

Have a wonderful day!
bec xo

23 eaternotarunner December 1, 2009 at 10:39 am

That sandwich looks so good! Turkey and Cranberry are the perfect combo ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Rose December 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’m saving this recipe for sure!

25 Courtney December 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm

First of all, CONGRATS on your half! I was anxious to read about it! Second, the thing I may miss most about being a vegetarian is leftover turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce. And third, I’m so going to try your casserole! Whoohooo!

26 Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life December 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

The casserole looks delish!

27 Carrie @ I See Monsters December 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I had the exact same sandwich today! Thanksgiving leftovers are the best.

28 Nicci@NE December 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm

OKay, okay I’m going to buy cranberry to eat with my turkey sandwiches! asap

29 meyergirl December 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

The casserole looks great!! I pretty much had the same leftover sandwich for lunch today only on a pita and with TJs cranberry apple butter.

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