I’m very excited to be 1 of 3 food bloggers from across Canada chosen to review a Foodie Package from The Missing Ingredient, a Vancouver based company who offers a monthly food subscription service.
Each month The Missing Ingredient will deliver to you (anywhere in Canada) 4-5 hand picked and tantalizing food items for you to play with, all packaged in a lovely box. This is a Canadian service and as such, the product is uniquely Canadian.
Within each box of ingredients you receive 4 informative post cards; Chef’s Tips is tricks and secrets from a cornucopia of local Chefs, Meet the Maker tells you about one of the locally sourced products in your box, Feature Recipe gives you ideas on how to use one of the ingredients, and Double Up is a another way to use your feature ingredient.
The spice in the box I received was Ras el Hanout. I loved how this spice smelled and immediately became addicted to the aroma it provided. Playing with the spice I’ve so far added it to cream cheese for dips, hummus, roasted vegetables, soup, slow roasted meat with more experimenting to be done.
Roasting chick peas or vegetables in general are a delicious lunch or snack to have during the day. You can add any herbs you like, fresh or dried, and try all kinds of spices. Sometimes just sea salt and black pepper makes me happy. Healthy and good for you, definitely give it a try!
- I prefer my roasted chick peas to have a little bite. Some like them to be entirely crispy. To get them to the crispier stage let them roast for at least 30 minutes and check them.
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 can 14 oz chick peas
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Moroccan Ras el hanout
- sea salt
- cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven 400F.
- Toss cauliflower, chick peas, olive oil, Ras el hanout spice, and at least 1/2 tsp of sea salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in a bowl. Mix and spread chick peas on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Roast in oven for 25 minutes until cauliflower starts to brown slightly around the edges.
- About half way through stir and add a little more salt to taste.
- Eat immediately, or save for snacking later.