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Tips for Soaking, Peeling, Cooking and Freezing Chickpeas

By Christine Benlafquih   Chickpeas (hummus in Arabic) are an essential ingredient in Moroccan kitchens, where they’re used in a number of traditional dishes ranging from couscous to stews to pureed dips or soups. The vast majority of Moroccans use dried chickpeas rather than canned, as the former are considered to have superior texture and flavor while also being more affordable. Before they can …

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What You Can and Cannot Freeze

A commonly asked question is, “Which are the foods that freeze well?” Read on… By Erin Fullam Or, “Which foods DON’T freeze well?” We also hear, “Wow, can you really freeze THAT?” Here at Once a Month Meals we tend to make our own rules and break a few others when it comes to freezing …

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