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Chickpea Curry with Spinach and Spices

I love chickpeas. In India, we never eat them out of a can. Instead, raw chickpeas are washed, soaked overnight in clean water and cooked the next morning with a few spices. An immensely popular food …


Healthy Indian Snack: Potato & Vegetable Cutlets

For those times when the afternoon stretches into a lazy evening, your taste buds might crave a touch of spice: try this hot favorite snack from an Indian kitchen. Summer or winter, it is a delight to…


Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…


Aromatic Basmati Rice with Chickpeas and Cilantro

A wonderful winter night treat, or a hearty Sunday lunch: whenever you choose to enjoy this dish, it is going to bring you deep satisfaction, and many health benefits. Chickpeas are a powerhouse of…


Crockpot Four Bean Chili

Recipe: Chili From: Toni Okamoto at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! This is the easiest, laziest and cheapest recipe of all time, not to mention it’s the perfect comfo…


Chickpea and Couscous Cakes

These are super tasty, with a great crunchy texture outside and a soft texture inside. We use a light vinaigrette on them with a touch of mint. They’re great with a salad or just by themselves! Cak…


Summer Bowtie Pasta

This pasta salad is perfect for summertime potlucks! It's quick, easy, inexpensive to make -- and the best part is that people won't think twice about it being vegan! Approx. cost per serving: $0.7…


Hummus is Taking Over

American tobacco farmers are now trying to grow chickpeas to keep up with the increased demand for hummus. The Middle Eastern cuisine staple has increased in popularity with American consumers as they…


Yummy, Nourishing Chickpea Salad

For a week now, I’ve been skipping regular lunch to feast on a bowl of hearty, wholesome chickpea salad. The results have been wonderful. The salad is a meal in a bowl, and keeps me going until lat…


Beans Help Banish Belly Fat

New research in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that eating a diet high in legumes like lentils and chickpeas can help blast excess body fat. The humble beans are rich in protein and high in f…


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