Welcome to an additional, The Munch in FilmMunch post for this month. Amy from AmyLeCreations on Instagram has a great recipe for us, and we’re happy to pair that with a truly epic film, that will require some sustenance to survive!
Chickpeas are known to originate from the middle east, and today, thanks to transportation, they’re accessible to everyone. When you jazz them up, the way Amy does they aren’t only delicious and serve as a great FilmSnack, but they’re incredibly nutritious providing the perfect sustenance to survive through epic films.
Here is the recipe:
OVEN BAKED SPICY SRIRACHA & LIME CHICKPEAS
1 tsp coconut oil
200g chickpeas (from can)
1 1/2 tbsp Sriracha sauce*
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
Juice and zest of one lime
Preheat oven to 220C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Drain the can of chickpeas and rinse well.
Pat dry the chickpeas, and add them into a bowl along with all other ingredients except for lime zest. Mix well, making sure all the chickpeas are coated in the sauce.
Pour onto the baking tray and try to spread the chickpeas apart as much as you can.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, shaking the tray midway to turn them around. Keep a close eye on them towards the end to make sure they don’t burn.
*Sriracha is a type of chilli sauce made from a paste of chillies, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. There are numerous brands typically available at your local grocer.
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I am sure that by this stage you’re already munching away at those yummy Oven Baked Spicy Sriracha and Lime Chickpeas, drawing from their nutritious value the sustenance required to survive through Lawrence of Arabia. Are you ready for a 216 minute runtime epic!?
Lawrence of Arabia is without doubt considered one of the greatest films ever made. The significance of this film is so grand and well illustrated by the fact that Steven Spielberg considers this film to be his favourite, and the film that convinced him to become a filmmaker. Imagine cinema world without Steven Spielberg, thats insane! If you are a true lover of cinema, this is a film you need to see at least once, no questions asked.
Peter O’Toole’s performance as T.E Lawrence was no doubt career defining, and looking back, he really portrays an interesting and compelling character, ultimately leaving us feeling perplexed and in awe of this one man. By the end of the film, we’re filled with mixed emotions and a sense of lull, not only because we just survived a 3 and a half hour film, but because we know that the events depicted were mostly based on truth. Honestly the life and happenings of T.E Lawrence are heavily romanticised, and thats why this film stands the test of time, because epic ‘romance’ is eternal.
The cinematography stands out the most for me, the grand scale of what is being captured through camera is truly profound. The camera tends to move from left to right, indicating to us that we are on a journey, we are following the life journey of one man. Now that we can appreciate this film is true HD glory in massive television sets, you really do feel small when you watch this film, and if anything you ponder on it’s significance and what it might mean for you personally. What will people say about us when we are gone? Who will speak of us? How will we be remembered?
I’ve survived through Lawrence of Arabia five times, and each time there are details unearthed that I missed the previous sitting, perhaps it was that two of three minutes that I dosed off, or something like that. But, what I’m trying to say is that there is a lot of significance to this film, and there are intricacies that may go unnoticed, hence it feels fresh with each viewing. Chickpeas in hand will get you through Lawrence of Arabia!
We hope you enjoy our Munch in FilmMunch series! For more of Amy’s great recipes, please head over to her Instagram.