BBQ Chickpeas

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What does a vegetarian eat when she’s craving BBQ?


BBQ Chickpeas, of course. 🙂


I quickly warmed some chickpeas in Bone Suckin’ BBQ sauce in the oven for 10 minutes and then mashed everything together for a fun sandwich topping.


Plus some roasted parsnip and broccoli fries:



I’m also kind of drinking a beer.  I say kind of because this Bohemian Lager isn’t that good, and I’m not sure it’s worth finishing.


We’re snacking on chips & hummus as we watch the MIAMI vs. OHIO STATE game!  Go Canes!


Although I’m currently glued to the couch watching football, we did engage in some cultural activities this morning.  🙂


We walked to the nearby Mint Museum to check out a special Pottery Show and see the latest exhibits.




The Pottery was pretty, but I preferred the exhibits.  So many neat Incan and Mayan artifacts!




Although The Height of Fashion Platform Shoes exhibit was pretty cool too!  Strange to think the shoes we wear today might end up in a museum one day.




Major LOLs.


Time to watch the HURRICANES.  It’s all about the U!



  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 11, 2010, 5:41 pm

    I am watching the same game as you, but we’re cheering on the Buckeyes. Interestingly enough, next weekend our alma mater, Ohio U, is playing Ohio State. It should be an interesting game, to say the least 🙂

    • Janene Giuseffi September 11, 2010, 10:50 pm

      I’ll be watching that one closely too! I’m a Buckeye alum, and current Bobcat! I must say, my loyalties are still with the Bucks, though.

      • Deva (voracious vorilee) September 11, 2010, 11:00 pm

        Oh, spiffy! I actually grew up in Athens, but live in the ‘nati now. I wasn’t a buckeye fan until I moved in with The Boy, though

  • Martin Higgins September 11, 2010, 5:54 pm

    I got hooked on chickpea sandwiches when I spent a year in Tunisia. They are the everyday street food in the city of Bizerte. The peas are steamed and put in a baguette with olive oil, olives and harissa (a HOT sauce) They cost about 50 cents and they were a meal 🙂

  • hippierunner September 11, 2010, 5:59 pm

    “In honor of Pole Dancers everywhere?” Ahaha. Glad you found a way to fulfill your craving with vegetarian food!

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 11, 2010, 6:05 pm

    Ohh that chickpea mix sounds divine!
    You and your mum are too cute 🙂

  • Kristy @ September 11, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, those chickpeas look killer! Must recreate. ;

  • Evan Thomas September 11, 2010, 6:19 pm

    I had BBQ chickpeas at lunch, too! It was perfect post-run. But 3 pickles were not…

  • Whitney September 11, 2010, 6:20 pm

    That museum looks pretty cool. I’ve always been really interested in the mayans, so I would’ve thought that was awesome!

  • eatmovelove September 11, 2010, 6:37 pm

    I love it when a sports season starts and you have an “excuse” to stay in all drink, drink beer and get excited! …or, in my case, it’s usually a new season of something like “Dancing With The Stars”…;) – DON’T JUDGE!!

    I’ve never had Chickpeas roasted before. Only on their own heated or in HUMMUS (so I probably eat a can a day given my hummus addiction!)…so not normal…

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 11, 2010, 7:00 pm

    That chickpea sandwich looks good! I’m not sure if I’d like it with BBQ (often BBQ is too smoky for me), but I’m sure I’d like it with some other sauces!

  • Gracie (complicated day) September 11, 2010, 7:17 pm

    Slightly off-topic, but my landlords (both PhD’s) are Mayan experts. Their research area is Mayan humor. Who knew! Conversation with them is fascinating. Actually they both speak Mayan fluently and apparently there are nearly a million Mayan language speakers in the world. Sometimes they have guests and we can hear them all speaking in Mayan through our thin walls!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2010, 10:05 am

      That is really freaking awesome!

  • Heather (heather's dish) September 11, 2010, 7:18 pm

    i’ve never had bbq chickpeas but they look amazing! i’d like to try ’em roasted too 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 11, 2010, 7:29 pm

    BBQ Chickpeas are the best! Great meal! Glad you had a good day!

  • Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon September 11, 2010, 7:30 pm

    When I’m craving barbeque, I like to make barbeque/smoky tempeh–it always hits the spot! Your barbeque lentils look awesome though 🙂 Glad you enjoyed your dinner!

  • Erin September 11, 2010, 7:58 pm

    I’ve been pouring BBQ sauce on top of everything this summer, from baked sweet potatoes to beans. I absolutely LOVE BBQ — it’s been one of the hardest parts of being vegetarian, honestly.

  • Jacquelynn September 11, 2010, 8:07 pm

    OH NO! I am an OSU grad, Buckeye thru and thru! But, the game was a good one to watch… Your BBQ chick-peas look awesome, I am vegan, so I can’t have that sauce. Do you have any alternative recommendations for a sauce to use? Is that one spicy? I love spicy, but have had a hard time finding good sauce.

    • Caitlin September 12, 2010, 10:06 am

      It was moderately saucey. I think the Anne’s BBQ is good but it might not be vegan (?)

  • Sha September 11, 2010, 8:39 pm

    Oh my, I am so happy for your success! I have been reading your blog for awhile and absolutely love it! Thank you for all your inspiration. Also, I went to high school with Lauren! It’s nice to see she’s doing well for herself!

  • Becca@start over from scratch September 11, 2010, 8:46 pm

    Are you and the husband going down to the FSU vs Miami game? I’m going for sure, not sure when I’m flying yet though. It was a bad day for the ACC overall!

  • Erin September 11, 2010, 8:59 pm

    So glad that you went to the pottery show. I got married in April at the Mint Museum. It was so neat to see pics of it on your blog. 🙂

  • Wei-Wei September 11, 2010, 9:39 pm

    You look so cute with your mom!

  • Anastasia September 11, 2010, 9:54 pm

    I graduated from UM, so I’m a Canes fan through-and-through! Even though they didn’t win today I’m glad to know there’s someone in the blogosphere that supports “the U” too! 🙂

  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous September 11, 2010, 9:54 pm

    My boyfriend and I went museum-ing this week too for our three year anniversary. Three cheers for culture! Or as my Yankee family would say, “Cultchah”.

  • Melissa September 11, 2010, 10:50 pm

    Never thought of shoes as art, but I could have been wrong. 🙂 May have to try the chickpeas sammie (on a night when the hub is not home).

  • Sana September 11, 2010, 11:00 pm

    I am not a museum person at all! I can’t just look at things, unless I am people watching. I need something to do, the science center is more my thing.

    I am glad you had fun with your mom 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen September 11, 2010, 11:17 pm

    I have to say, the title of this post drew me in…and to see how incredibly simple that “recipe” ended up being made me VERY VERY happy. 🙂

  • Jen September 11, 2010, 11:22 pm

    If you’re looking for pumpkin spice coffee, you must Google “green mountain coffee pumpkin spice”. Click on the second line that comes up. It’s just starting to come out here in Vermont and you can order online. Delicious!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2010, 10:07 am

      ooo thanks!

  • Lindsay September 11, 2010, 11:23 pm

    As a Michigan and IU fan I was really rooting for The U today…would have LOVED to see Ohio State go down!

  • Amber K September 12, 2010, 12:01 am

    Not a fan of chickpeas…or BBQ. But I’d be all over those veggies!

    That museum looks like a ton of fun. I love looking at random things like that.

  • KMattrn September 12, 2010, 2:43 am

    My God, woman! Listen to Jenn, above! Go, TODAY and buy a Keurig one-cup brewer. Green Mountain’s pumpkin spice isn’t bad, but Timothy’s is better (IMHO). I’ve had the Keurig for 2 or 3 years now. I LOVE IT! If it broke tomorrow, I would go charge another immediately, that’s how much I love it. I haven’t bought coffee out since I got the Keurig — except for the rare treat of an *iced* caramel latte at Dunkin Donuts in the summer.

    I even talked my bosses into getting one in our ER staff room. People from all the other units kept using ours, and now each unit in the hospital has one!
    (I should make a commission for as much as I promote them, but I don’t. I just really like it that much.)

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 12, 2010, 5:06 am

    I’m going to have to remember the BBQ chickpea idea for next summer!

  • Nikki @ Balance and Moderation September 12, 2010, 12:20 pm

    What a great idea! Even for a non-vegetarian like me….I am so goint to eat that asap!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 12, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I love chickpeas and BBQ so I know I’d love them together. Great idea!

  • Chelsey September 12, 2010, 8:48 pm

    I love that you and your mom are holding hands – pretty much the best thing EVER! How cute!

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