Chickpeas


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan 3

Fresh summer produce gave me the idea for this Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad. There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes, hearty edamame and garbanzo beans, and crisp-tender green beans dressed simply with olive oil and sea salt. For cookouts, beach days, and everyday life, this is the PERFECT summer […]

Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad

Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing 2

Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing is a hearty, yet easy to make salad that is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite! “Call me, I need to share some recipes that I have been making….” Last week I got a text from Vivian at KyV Farm that […]

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

Nutty Chickpea Salad

Chicken Out! Vegan and Gluten Free Dilled Chickpea Salad 4

I confess. I miss tuna fish sandwiches and chicken salad – but substituting chickpeas with the same flavors is just as satisfying on a plant based diet! I love that clean and fresh taste of dill – so distinctive – paired with nuts or seeds. As soon as I saw […]


Butternut Squash and Chickpea Quesadilla with Avocado and Fresh Sprouts

Just think…warm and sweet butternut squash, bright, sunny lemon, nutty tahini, purple onion and wilted spinach….doesn’t that sound great for summer?  It’s wonderful even cold! This butternut squash dish was one of the recipes that Cara and I chose to make while she was in town visiting.  In addition to the tahini and olive […]


Vegan Seven Layer Bean Dip with Cashew Sour Cream 4

Ready for a fiesta? Or mabe just need to feed a crowd? You ‘ll LOVE this vegan seven layer bean dip with cashew sour cream! Seven Layer Bean Dip with Mila   Greetings!  I just got back from our camping trip to St Augustine.  Yes I am crazy and yes, […]

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Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – with Chickpeas!

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]


Lebanese Chickpea Balila

There is a group of girls that are my lunch friends.  The same group gets together about every other week and we typically choose sushi or, our favorite Mediterranean restaurant, Mandaloun. This is one of those hidden gems that is tucked away in a non-descript strip mall.  No one would […]


Pumpkin Spice Cake and Plant Based Sources of 9 Essential Amino Acids 1

Recently I flew up to Jersey, well doped for flying with a glass of wine or two at the airport Chili’s, with high hopes of a Snooki sighting upon arrival. I know, I should be dealing with my fear of flying rather than drinking wine but that just isn’t as much fun.  And luckily I was […]


(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we will be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the next three nights for our 10th anniversary.  This is really the second major trip my hubby Chris and I have taken where we fly out […]


Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the […]


Cheesy-Chick Quesadillas

Ha!  I’ve now got four vegetarian recipes under my belt that my 3 year old daughter loves. 1) Pizza.  I use her brown rice bread, slap on some organic tomato sauce, some rice cheese and Italian seasoning then place under the broiler.2) Baked potatoes topped with smashed white beans, cauliflower and […]


Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa 5

I don’t have a very clever post planned for the origins of this recipe other than coming across the Moroccan idea at Squash Blossom Babies (please check out this blog, it is fabulous!) and then thinking about how I could use the Moroccan theme for a quinoa dish to make […]


North African Chickpea Stew 12

Sweet Calabaza squash, fresh cilantro and crunchy peanuts comprise this delicious North African Chickpea Stew. Today’s Eat. Live.Be. for a better 2011 is how to get out of a rut. The only thing that works for me is to change things up and simply keep trying. Think about it, any […]


Moroccan Chickpea Barley Salad 10

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Ours was busy but really nice.  The highlights included Rombauer Chardonnay, a pedicure in “Chick Flick Cherry” and a family boat ride (just the three of us which is rare) to Whitey’s Fish Camp for the boiled seafood platter.  My little […]


Toasted Garbanzo Mediterranean Salad 4

Here is another recipe from my cookout last Sunday.  Justine’s amazing Mediterranean salad based off a mix of several salads from this month’s Eating Well Magazine.  This was also great with the addition of some feta cheese. I got my camera back. Yay! Depth of field again. Toasted Garbanzo Mediterranean Salad […]


Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing 6

Happy Thursday blogger friends!  I have good news and bad news.  The good news is this butternut squash recipe.  The bad news (for me) is that my beloved camera broke again (I can’t blame Canon though due to the unfortunate incident where it bumped the side of the car). On the positive […]


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Spread 2

I came across this post for a chocolate chickpea spread quite a while ago and finally decided to try it this morning.  My goal for this year as far as weight goes is to lose 6 lbs in the short term and eventually 3 more ideally.  I always want a small […]