Chickpeas


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan 4

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

Dilled Chickpea Salad

Chicken Out! Vegan and Gluten Free Dilled Chickpea Salad 4

If you’re working on cutting out fish and chicken, you’ll love this vegan and gluten free dilled chickpea salad. Dilled Chickpea Salad 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 […]


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 5

Ready for a fiesta? Or maybe 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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Lebanese Chickpea Balila

This simple Lebanese Chickpea Balila is a flavorful, warm mixture of soft chickpeas, rich olive oil, fragrant garlic and fresh parsley with a squeeze of tangy lemon. There is a group of girls that are my lunch friends. The same group gets together about every other week and we typically […]

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Collard Sushi with Hummus and My Trip to San Francisco 4

Fresh and flavorful salsa and hummus are tightly wrapped in a crisp collard green. Collard Sushi with Hummus is a delicious option for snack or light lunch. I’ve returned from my 10th anniversary trip with the new knowledge that I am not, in fact, a city girl like I thought I […]

Collard Sushi

Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Sweet, fresh and almost raw. This Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad is a quick tasty option for a light lunch. YUM!    One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we’ll be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the […]


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

Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa is a delicious blend of tender, roasted delicata squash, sweet potatoes and filling quinoa with tart cranberries and green onions.  I don’t have a very clever post planned for the origins of this recipe.  I simply decided to follow a Moroccan theme for a […]

Moroccan Roasted Delicata

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 Butter

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This delicious, dark chocolate spread comes with a secret that may just help you get into your Victoria’s Secret. It’s actually a chickpea spread! Chickpeas are considered a superfood in my book. They’re packed with belly slimming and hunger satisfying fiber and protein with slow burning carbohydrates to give you lasting […]