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Entries in chickpeas (9)

Friday
Dec022016

Barbecued kale with chickpeas

Wondering how to make kale taste good? This recipe uses a quick homemade barbecue sauce that plays up the hearty goodness of fresh kale. Stir in chickpeas to turn it from a side dish to an entree.

barbequed kale with chickpeas on a baked sweet potato

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Tuesday
Apr082014

Spring Surprise Stir-Fry

I love the surprise element of getting a CSA box. When you join a Community Supported Agriculture subscription program, you pay the farmer in advance for a share of the farm's bounty for a certain number of weeks. What you get depends on the farmer's plans and skill, the weather, the farm, the critters, and good old luck. This time of year, we're likely to get bok choy, spinach, chard, spring onions, and baby carrots, all terrific in a quick and simple stir-fry.

Spring CSA Surprise Stir-Fry ingredients

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Friday
Feb282014

Zany Beanzagna

If you love the rich comfort of lasagna but don't enjoy the calories, cholesterol, or expense, try my new Zany Beanzagna. Start a tradition of thrifty, healthy comfort food with this crowd-pleasing casserole. My Taster finally gave the thumbs-up to this recipe, saying "People who say they don't like beans haven't tried this!" Lemon brightens the cream chickpeas and ground flaxseed holds them together after they are baked. The walnut-and-breadcrumb topping adds crunch that keeps on crunching, even when reheated.

Zany Beanzagna - a bean lasagna or strata

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Monday
Jul162012

Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Beets, Cukes, and Peppers

Show off Summer's colorful produce with this healthy meal-in-a-bowl salad. Last Friday, I took it to a wedding reception filled with local and sustainable-food foodies (my peeps!) and they ate every bite. It satisfies many current diets: organic, vegan, no added fat, gluten-free, and local. Let this satisfying, make-ahead dish get you through the dog-days of summer. From my book Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes.

vegan and gluten-free chickpea quinoa salad with beets, cucumbers, bell peppers shows off swirls in Chioggia beets and other colorful summer produce

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Thursday
Jan192012

Chickpea Flour Scramble

Use this savory, fluffy scramble wherever you would use scrambled eggs: with your oatmeal, next to pancakes, or in a burrito or sandwich. With no cholesterol and a lot of protein, folate, and fiber, they're a great way to keep your diet on track too.

Chickpea Flour Scramble will help you through busy times or shortages. Forgot to soak or cook beans? Make a scramble. Make a big batch and reheat through the week. Unlike eggs, a bag of chickpea flour can be dropped without damage, kept unrefrigerated, and lasts for years. Keep a bag of chickpea flour on hand for when you want a more exotic taste for breakfast, as part of your emergency preparation store, or just in case you run out of eggs.

chickpea flour scramble with blueberry pancakes for a healthy plant-based breakfast

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