Chickpeas and Spinach with Garlic and Turmeric

I lifted this straight off Shauna’s blog, as I love the feeling she paints here – and I feel the same about chickpeas et al at any rate. Original post is here:

http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2005/10/turning-mad-for-turmeric.html

“Based on a Spanish tapas dish my vegan friend Daniel has made for me a dozen times, this dish arose spontaneously one afternoon last week. I heated the skillet to nearly-smoking high. A little Spanish olive oil. And then a handful of chickpeas. Sea salt. Garlic, and lots of it, minced finely. Cumin seeds, enough to fill the palm of my hand, which I opened and let them rain down upon the browning chickpeas. And enough turmeric to stain my hands that faded saffron color.

I threw in the spinach and stirred it all madly until the spinach wilted. And ate it, with gusto, watching the blustery afternoon outside my window. My new autumn comfort food.”

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