Indian Spiced Chickpeas and Veggies

Boy do I have a super easy and quick delicious recipe to share with you! I made this dish on Friday night since I had been craving some Indian inspired food and chickpeas (Give me any Indian dish with chickpeas and I’m sold). Indian is my favorite cuisine. I am so intrigued by the flavors, colors, textures, and SPICES used in Indian dishes....more

Flourless Chocolate Chip Blondies


Maple Roasted Chickpeas: A Sweet and Healthy Snack

Since the new year has started, I've been trying (note the relative word) to eat healthier. I think we all go through this routine. Except when I started it last year, it lasted. ...more
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Pindi Chole/ Curried Chickpeas

Rawalpindi style curried chickpeas with mild spices and a tangy kick, garnished with tomatoes. This recipe calls for Kabuli channa/ Safed channa steeped in tea decoction which gives the unique brown hue to the final outcome. Kabuli channa reminds me of Rabindranath Tagore's 'Kabuliwala', the  story about a dry fruit trader from Afghanistan and  the little girl Mimi. As every regional recipe, there is a reason for this chole recipe to be prefixed 'Pindi'. During the Partition of India, a lot of people got displaced and with them, their food practices as well. Punjab province was divided into west and east, the west part being the current Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 'Pind' in punjabi means village and hence this simple, characteristic Rawalpindi style chole preparation takes on the name 'Pindi Chole'....more
 @JourneyofLife You already know my love of food, Angela, cooking and eating!   :)more

Red Quinoa Chick Pea Salad with Tomato and Avocado

Delicious and healthy salads that are crunchy are my favorites. I think that I like to make these salads extra crunchy to satisfy my craving for crunchy foods. Crunchy salads keep me away from nachos and chips! I used red quinoa, which is not only so healthy but it tastes wonderful. I added chick peas (another favorite of mine), scallions and radishes to the quinoa, then topped it with a lemony dressing. To serve it, I placed the salad on greens surrounding with tomato and avocado....more
This looks amazing! I usually stick with regular quinoa but bought red quinoa a few weeks ago ...more


The world is changing. Is it my idea? Is it only me or do you also feel fantastic? Greek blue skies and warm temperatures aside, each day comes with more love, magic and good news... The news , no doubt , is worst ever, countries at the brink of despair and people shocked and destroyed. Insecurity rocks the human soul, hard. If you take a closer look, have you realized how much is being done at the same time? Have we started helping each other daily? Does it feel good when we do?...more

Cosmic Cashew Kale and Chickpeas with Confetti Quinoa from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

There's no doubt that it was partly the name that drew me to this recipe; well that and Susan's gorgeous photo. But once I got reading the ingredients, I realized that not only is this recipe bursting with nutrition, it also sounded delicious. Onion, red bell pepper, chickpeas, and kale are sauteed, then combined with a vegan cashew sauce and served over colorful quinoa. I like all those ingredients and this sounds great to me!...more

I think the sauce would really add flavor to this!

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