Tried Chickpea, the new falafel joint off of St. Marks last night, and was impressed. Their falafel are small and near-perfect, definitely as good as the best I've tried in the city and probably better (though I haven't yet been to Azuri).
Skip the syrup—our savory take on the waffle cuts out more than 25 grams of sugar.
Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas
These oven-roasted chickpeas are not only crunchy and spicy, but also tasty and healthy. Toss them with a little olive oil and spices, then throw them right into the oven for a quick and easy afternoon snack.
How to Make a Greek Cucumber and Chickpea Breakfast Bowl
We love the flavors in Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes with Avocado Salsa for a meatless weeknight meal. Onion and spicy jalapeño contrast the naturally sweet potatoes.
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.