Thursday, November 13, 2014

Turmeric and honey roasted chickpeas {and an Organic Turmeric giveaway}


I love turmeric, so I was very excited to see that Flavor of the Earth (who I partnered with before when trying out their real Ceylon cinnamon - this is now the only ground cinnamon I use) now sells organic turmeric. I love their cinnamon, so I was super excited to try the turmeric. I use this spice a lot in Indian dishes like Saag Paneer and Chana masala, and one of our favorite cold-weather drinks, spiced turmeric milk. We also use it to make these colorful and delicious turnip pickles. As I've mentioned before, we have tried to incorporate more turmeric into our diet for its health benefits. This turmeric is so fragrant, colorful, and flavorful. You can really smell and taste the freshness of the turmeric.

Roasted chickpeas have been on my to-make list for quite sometime now. I thought the turmeric would go perfectly with them and I was correct. These little chickpeas are nutty, sweet, salty, and have a bit of spice - not to mention the lovely color they pick up from the turmeric (as always, be careful when using turmeric as it will stain). They make a great snack or appetizer before an Indian meal. We ate them with this Chicken & Apple Indian curry.


Turmeric and honey roasted chickpeas
1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1-1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 heaped teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
dash of cayenne pepper
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
sea salt, for sprinkling

After you have drained and rinsed the chickpeas, set them on a plate lined with paper towels to dry for about 45 minutes. Give them a stir about halfway through the time to help them dry thoroughly.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Gently stir together all the ingredients except the salt in a bowl until combined and the chickpeas are well-coated. Pour them onto the baking sheet and spread them out in an even layer.

Roast on the bottom rack of the oven for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. They are done when they turn golden and fragrant. Sprinkle them with sea salt to taste.

Serve warm or at room temperature.


Here is some information provided from Flavor of the Earth about their company and their organic turmeric: Flavor Of The Earth is on a mission to provide only the freshest, most flavorful spices that also have positive health benefits for the user.  We only source our product from the best growers, usually small growers, to ensure proper care and growing of the product.  Then, we always fresh grind our Turmeric in very small "gourmet size" batches and immediately pack it in our Flavor Pouch.  This ensures that we capture the best flavor, the most nutritional benefits and the maximum health benefits of the product.  We often run out of product available for sale due to this reason.  But, we would rather this than have a large quantity of mediocre, stale product sitting on a shelf like most sellers of Turmeric. 
  • 100% USDA Certified Organic
  • Freshly Ground In Very Small Batches To Ensure Maximum Freshness, Taste and Strength
  • Our Ultra Pure Organic Turmeric Root Powder is high in anti-oxidants and is 18 times stronger in essential ingredients than is common turmeric
  • No chemicals, pesticides, preservatives used. Salt free, Dye Free, All Natural
  • Our special Flavor Pouch does not impart a plastic taste like a plastic jar would
Flavor Of The Earth Organic Turmeric (Curcumin) is Ultra-Pure and freshly ground from the root in very small batches. It's grown on a small farm in India by people who care about natural farming. Then, after waiting a full 9 months for it to mature, it's hand harvested in the morning, right after the dew has dissipated. This ensures you get only the best in purity, effectiveness and flavor.


Now for the giveaway! 
Flavor of the Earth is providing a 1 pound pouch of organic turmeric to one lucky reader! To enter, please follow the directions below. For each entry, please leave a separate comment on this blog post.

1) Visit Flavor of the Earth's Amazon page to read about their organic turmeric. Then leave a comment on this post letting me know what you would make with the turmeric. 
2) Like Savory Moment's Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know. 
3) Follow Savory Moment's on Pinterest and leave a comment letting me know.
4) Share this post on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
5) Pin this post on Pinterest and leave a comment letting me know.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to Flavor of the Earth and to everyone who participated!

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email (please ensure your comment/profile has a valid email address). The giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. only. 

Disclosure: Flavor of the Earth provided me with the turmeric; however, as always, all opinions are my own.

What was I cooking one year ago?: Chana masala 
Two years ago?: kabocha squash & ricotta pierogi 
Three?: orange & honey roasted rutabaga 
4?: cider-braised short ribs

59 comments:

  1. I love turmeric for how healthy it is! Sounds like these chickpeas are a superfood packed snack!

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  2. I love turmeric too. Tasty way to jazz up the chickpeas. I did pin the recipe.

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  3. First of all, these sound delicious. Second of all, your photos look awesome!

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  4. Great healthy snack and tumeric is very warming really good for you as well. I would love to add these to my salad for an extra crunch.

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  5. Oh man, roasted chickpeas have been on my to-do list for a while! These look absolutely delicious, too!

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  6. I LOVE roasted chickpeas but have never tried the spice combination. I bet the turmeric is fantastic here!

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  7. Chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks.. I just can't get enough! Loving this turmeric taste on these, must have!

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  8. I made roasted chickpeas once before, but never with tumeric. Great idea!

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  9. I use a lot of turmeric, and your chickpea recipe sounds delicious. I like to add turmeric and black pepper to roasted vegetables both for the flavor and the health benefits.
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  14. i lived for this sort of thing back when i was eating gluten free! yum!

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  15. ohh... they look fantastic! I'm dying to eat them all :)

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  16. I Pinned and Facebooked, I am already a Liker for both :-). I went to the page. I have a big tub of Turmeric already, otherwise I would have bought a bag. I love Turmeric. I sneak it into Caleb's food and smoothies. I also use it for dying stuff. The yellow turns out so pretty with an earthy look, (and smell) :-)

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  17. I would make Stuffed Eggplant,Potato Cakes, Chicken & Dumplings- I love lots of turmeric in all of those!

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  20. Turmeric is so great. Wonderful health benefits and I love the color it adds. I love snacking on chickpeas and will try this! Pinning

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  22. These chickpeas sounds like a great snack for cocktails! I love adding turmeric to rice and the pretty color that results.

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  23. I love this combo of flavors. Those chickpeas must taste great and be so good for you!

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  24. Damn delicious!!!!
    ii'm affraid i can't stop digging those spicy sticky goodness....

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  25. I love the chickpeas recipe, I would use in on cashews too and of course when making dinner

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  26. Hi Amy, your this chickpea look so addictive and delicious. I love any chickpea recipes but often just boil in slow cooker with salt for snack.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  27. I think the potato cakes sound delicious! I would use it in many meals :)

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  28. Oh yum, all your recipe links sound fantastic! Saag paneer is my favorite (along with chicken korma) when I eat at indian restaurants, so I'd probably try that first. Yum!
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  31. I'd try a Moroccan Chicken recipe that uses turmeric.
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  33. If I won this, I'd use it to cook Indian recipes. I'd check Pinterest for inspiration!

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  36. I would make golden milk. I've wanted to try it for a while now and with this, I could make it every night.
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  41. I don't think I've ever used Tumeric, but I've seen so much about it recently I'm looking forward to giving it a try. I think I'll use it in a nice dish of shrimp with curry!

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  46. I would use the tumeric in food, probably to make vegetables more interesting. I'd also like to try it as a face mask, as suggested on the Amazon page. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  50. I didn't know turmeric had such interesting health properties! I would probably try it first on roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes or roasted vegetables.

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  51. I would like to take it and sprinkle it over hot popcorn. I'd also like to try it with yellow beans from Peru and add some garlic and onion.

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  52. I've actually never tried turmeric before, so I think I'd start out by using it to make the chickpea recipe you have above!

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  57. I'd try a Moroccan Chicken recipe! Sounds delicious!

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