Moroccan Chickpea Salad
A delightful mix with shredded fresh carrots, quinoa, a bit of dates, raisins, spices and a touch of honey - for a simply refreshing result.
Another day, another recipe to cool you down on a summer day. This is another recipe that is very dear to me - not just because it's delicious, but also because of the day I came to know of it.
Last December me and my office mates (❤️you know who you are!) had a gift exchange between the 3 of us. I'm not talking about a regular gift exchange, nooo! We had a <favorite things> gift exchange. If you've never heard about something like this, let me explain (since it's the most awesome thing to do!).
You start with a budget per person and then go out into the world (I realize that seems a bit like sci-fi stories right now when we're attempting social distancing) and get for each person some of your favorite things. For example: you could gift them your favorite book(s), favorite nail polish, favorite brand of chocolate -you name it. This way you're giving everyone things that are tried and tested... and also a piece of yourself with each gift ❤️. Last year one of my colleagues was kind enough to make us a binder with her favorite recipes (spoiler alert: they were all sooo yummy!). And this is how this recipe entered our home.
Fun fact: the original recipe uses fresh parsley. The coriander variation was born when I grabbed the wrong thing in the store and noticed only when I got home... and afterwards I had to try the recipe with it, as I had nothing else in the fridge to use :D ... but the end result came up surprisingly great!
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