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When it comes to working out, I’m a classes kind of a girl. I can’t just go to the gym and do it on my own – I feel awkward and don’t really know what to do. Plus, even with an ipod loaded with great music, I find running to be completely boring. Classes keep me interested and never seem to get old – I especially love hula hooping, yoga, and dance classes. Unfortunately, class schedules don’t always work with my schedule. For some reason, places don’t like to schedule them after 6:00, which means if I’m working late, I probably won’t make it in time. Workout DVDs are good for filling in the gaps, but I get bored with them after 3 or 4 times (let alone sticking with them for the full 30 days that they usually say is needed to get results).
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Za'atar and Lemon Roast Chickpeas
- 1 can 15.9 ounce Chickpeas
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon juiced
- 1 Tablespoon Za'atar found in Mediterranean and gourmet shops
- Preheat the oven to 400*F.
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas .Pat dry with a towel and pour into a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, and za'atar. Mix to combine, then spread the chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Roast the chickpeas, stirring occasionally, for an hour to a hour and a half, or until slightly crunchy.