Guest Blogger Recipe Favorite

Today’s blog post is submitted by our featured guest contributor, Leonne Bannister.  Enjoy the post and look forward to future posts from Leonne.

I like to cook. I get a special feeling of accomplishment when I’ve cooked something that other people enjoy. Recipes I cook are almost always not my own creation. I’ve been known to hunt people’s recipes down so I can have one for my files. Over the years I’ve collected many recipes and there are several that I use on a regular basis. I want to share them with you.

Now, I’m no “foodie.” I’m not so much into the gourmet end of things, as you will soon notice. I cook food the entire family will eat.  My next few blog entries will be focused on recipes you can share with your family. Try them out and let me know what you think by adding a comment to the blog. Happy cooking!

Snack- Want something super nutritious and delicious for the kiddos (and adults)? This is the snack to make. Something magical happens to garbanzo beans when you roast them. Their consistency changes and they have so much more flavor. The honey/agave add a touch of sweetness that compliments the savory soy/tamari sauce.

Roasted Garbanzos

* 1 can of drained garbanzos or about 2 cups of soaked and cooked garbanzos

2 Tbsp of Olive Oil

2 tsp of tamari/soy sauce

2 Tbsp of lemon juice

1/2 tsp of salt

1-2 Tbsp of honey/agave

Black pepper, to taste

**Optional- Add 1 tsp. crushed garlic, a pinch of chili powder or a dash of sesame oil to add a different, more pronounced flavor.

  1. Combine above ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Transfer to a baking dish and roast in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on them towards the end of cooking time so they don’t get too crispy. 🙂
  3. Enjoy!

Leonne is a wife and a mother of 2.  She has been a member of the LBCC Cooperative Preschool at the Benton Center for 3 years. She is a part time Parenting Education Instructor with LBCC and a CASA Advocate. She is also on the Board of Directors of CASA-Voices for Children. Leonne enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community. In her “free” time she enjoys exercising and reading.