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Category: Legumes

Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew with basmati rice

Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew

When you want something that you can throw together at the last minute, consider making this Indian Spiced Chickpea Stew. It’s a dish fragrant with cumin and garam masala (classic Indian spices) and to make it pantry-friendly, I use both canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and canned tomatoes plus onion and

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Healthy Vegan Falafel Sandwich

Healthy Vegetarian Falafel

I’ve always loved falafels whether in a sandwich or on a platter, with hummus and eggplant. I love those little fried balls of chickpeas and herbs. After devouring falafel, I often feel very full and heavy. This Healthy Vegetarian Falafel recipe however, solves that problem by broiling rather than frying,

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Red Lentils with Caramelized Onions

Red Lentils with Caramelized Onions

Red Lentils with Caramelized Onions is definitely one of the meals in heavy rotation at my home starting as soon as the temperature drops. The temperature dropped from 100º to 85º today so I went for it. This Red Lentil recipe is an Indian-style preparation like a dal where the

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Bowl of gigantes bean salad

Gigantes Greek Bean Salad

This recipe for Gigantes Greek Bean Salad started with a search for some unusual ingredients that I was unable to locate early on during the 3-month shutdown in Los Angeles. On the hunt for specialty ingredients. I took a trip to Eataly LA, last week in search of some hard-to-find ingredients. Eataly

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Roasted Tomato Chickpea Soup

Roasted Tomato Chickpea Soup with Rosemary is a wonderful, comforting, mildly spiced soup. There are several ways of adapting it to fit to your particular style of eating. The recipe calls for chicken stock but can be made with vegetable stock to create a vegetarian soup or leave out the

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