I have said it before, but I will say it again, Fall is my favorite season. The weather is perfect and the flavors are the best. Apples and pumpkin are definitely high on my list of favorite flavors and they both make an appearance throughout my eats the entire year. You know what they say, “An apple a day…”. One thing that I don’t quite have the appetite for in summer is thick soups and stews. It’s just not the same eating it in the air conditioning than it is when you’re eating it to help stay warm ;).
Well, today is an air-conditioning type day, but last week fall was upon us and my craving for all things apple came on full force! Luckily we made a trip to a local apple orchard this weekend to stock up and we have our first bushel of apples in the kitchen. Since it’s Meatless Monday, I thought (well, this was actually Kinley’s idea but I made it haha) that having apples as the center of a meal would be delicious. In the past, we’ve made a crockpot stew featuring meat, but chickpeas became the star of the show tonight and they were incredible.
Chickpea Cider Stew
- 1 1/2 c dry chickpeas, rinsed and picked through in case of small stones
- 2 apples, cored and chopped
- 6-8 yukon gold potatoes, chunked into large pieces
- 5-6 whole carrots, sliced
- 2t salt
- 3 c apple cider
- 2 c vegetable broth