Roasted Chickpea Salad with Garlic & Dill Yogurt Sauce

If there’s one thing you know about me by now it’s that I love to cook with chickpeas. I don’t eat a lot of meat, and when I can find a protein source to replace it I’m stoked....more

Spicy Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Football season has officially begun and it’s game day! My parents are fortunate enough to have purchased 49er season tickets to the new Levi’s Stadium. And today is the third preseason game at the new stadium in Santa Clara. My sister, her boyfriend, and a friend of mine cannot begin to express how excited we are to go! As a young child (back in the days of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice) I can remember going to Candlestick for games with the whole family....more

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

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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