Moroccan Chickpea Wraps

So, my slight obsession with Cajun spice overflows into this post. I had to create something to accompany my delicious Cajun spiced hummus, and that’s where this Moroccan Chickpea Wrap recipe was born.

Inspired by the spectacular Kris Carr and the Chickpea Crepe recipe from her mouth-watering Crazy Sexy Kitchen Cookbook (serious food porn for the eyes might I add), this simple chickpea wrap gives the traditional tortilla wrap a run for it’s money! Continue reading

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Cajun Spiced Hummus

Recipes (7)I’ve recently fallen in love with all things spice! And Cajun spice is pretty high on that list. I’ve been experimenting with different flavor combinations, and really just been having fun in the kitchen! The other day I made a batch of Cajun spiced chickpeas, mixed with some caramelized and slightly charred onions! My-Oh-My! They were absolutely delicious!!!

This tasty concoction got me thinking on how I could integrate these two flavors again in a different recipe. The combination of chickpeas and Cajun spice just worked too damn well! I had to combine them again! Continue reading

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Chickpea Masala Curry

If there’s one way to warm the body (and belly), it’s with a bowl of delicious, comforting curry. Depending on the blend of spices you buy, your options for flavor are pretty limitless. Curries and warming stews tend to become rather frequent in the colder winter months, and I like to try a variety of spice blends, to mix things up and find new favorites. This recipe quickly became one of those favorites, so I’d love to share it with you.

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Chunky Hummus

A plant based diet is slowly being recognized as the way forward, which is so exciting! As more and more people feel the benefits from eating this way, less are looking back at their ‘old ways’. Now one of the main things we as plant based eaters get asked constantly, over and over and over again, is “Where do you get your protein from? Are you eating enough?” I chuckle and remain nonchalant. The truth is, yes protein is essential for our health and for our body to thrive as it is the building blocks of every cell in our body, yet over the years, the big shots in control of the ‘RDA’ stats have blown the requirements of protein way out of proportion. Be that as it may, and before I go on a tangent about protein requirements, I have a delicious recipe for a chunky hummus, that is loaded with plant based protein, and is a staple in most ‘plant based thrivers’ kitchens.

Chunky Hummus

This recipe is super easy, and I’m always so surprised at how much hummus you can make with one can of chickpeas. In an ideal world, I would have soaked and cooked my own chickpeas, but in reality, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat” 🙂 Continue reading

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Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a Moroccan twist on a Quinoa salad. It is super easy, really quick, and perfect for lunch the next day! I often make a big batch of dinner, and have it for lunch the next day. It saves time in the morning, plus most meals taste amazing the next day.

Chickpea Quinoa Salad

I love quinoa, and adore how versatile it is. You can literally toss a couple of your favorite ingredients into a quinoa salad and I’m 99% certain each time it’ll turn out great! It definitely is a staple in my pantry, and forever on my shopping list.

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Falafel Salad

I am a great chickpea (AKA Garbanzos) fan, as most vegan’s and vegetarians are.  From chickpea flour, to chickpea sprouts, these little gems are so versatile in the kitchen and are loaded with some mad nutritional goodness. This Falafel Salad is a great choice for a light summers lunch or dinner. You can have the falafel balls warm or cold, totally up to you. A quick and easy nutritious salad option.

Falafel Salad

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Parsley Hummus

Chickpeas aka Garbanzo beans are an extremely versatile legume that are a healthy addition to any diet. They are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in the Middle East, and are a noted ingredient in middle eastern dishes such as hummus, falafels and curries.

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Chickpeas are naturally low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. They have a low glycemic index (keeping you fuller for longer) and are full of soluble fiber which helps to keep your blood sugar levels more stable and the metabolism of glucose more efficient. Continue reading

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