Chickpea Spread for Avocado Toasts

Chickpea Spread and Avocado Toasts

Deliciously healthy chickpea spread with garlic, onions, lemon and mayo for your next batch of avocado toasts. This is officially my new favorite way to lunch. We all know avocado toasts are all the rage. I started making them for lunch 2 - 3 times a week last summer. I'd slice up a half an avocado. Toast up a slice of seeded bread, grab some good olive oil, and finish it off with a spray of Jane's Crazy Salt. Well now I'm stepping up my game with this lunch, thanks to Anna at Cheese ...

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Calzone Mummies

How to make a mummy calzone, vegetarian

Gathering: an assembly or meeting, especially a social or festive one, or one held for a specific purpose. –Google dictionary Gathering: a coming together of family and friends to celebrate a special occasion and toast the bonds of friendship with Gallo wine. –The Wimpy Vegetarian Halloween for me is the (un)official kickoff for the fall gathering season that leads to winter. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza are next, culminating in New Years and a major exhalation onto a sofa ...

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Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Great vegetarian dinner of spaghetti with chickpeas and spicy tomato sauce with roasted tomatoes. This week's theme for SundaySupper is Meatless Meals, hosted by Tammi at Momma's Meals. This is one of my favorite "go-to" dishes for rushed evenings since I nearly always have a stash of cooked chickpeas on hand and this Roasted Tomato Sauce is part of my regular pantry. All I need do is cook some pasta noodles, pull the sauce and chickpeas from the fridge to toss together in a sauce pan, ...

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How To Cook Chickpeas in the Slow Cooker

how to cook chickpeas in the slow cooker

Instructions on how to cook chickpeas in the slow cooker - my new favorite way of cooking any legume. Have you seen the commercials for direcTV? I'm talking about the ones with far-fetched hypothetical scenarios that lead to misfortunes as a result of cable TV service outage. How we decided to remodel our kitchen is like one of those stories. Here's how it goes: "When your husband can’t get ice out of the freezer for a cold drink in the 100-year-old house that you just bought, he ...

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Roasted Tomato Hummus

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. If you follow this blog, you know I'm a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like 'clean the bathroom grout' - that's in an entirely different category. I mean something you actually want to do. You're not sure why, but you keep pushing it out on the schedule. The more you postpone, the more difficult it starts to mount in your mind. So you procrastinate postpone a ...

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Portabellas Stuffed with Cabernet Onions and Gorgonzola

Portabellas Stuffed with Cabernet Onions and Spinach

When I moved to a mostly vegetarian diet a couple of years ago, I needed to create some new entrées for the holidays. Let’s face it; whether you’re 2 years old or 75, food is central to festivities, starting with Thanksgiving and continuing all the way through countless holiday parties to New Years Day. So, just two months after my leap into the big green world of vegetarianism, heated debates raged in my extended family over the best way to roast (or deep fry) turkey to get a crispy skin and ...

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Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast)

Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast), vegetarian soup

Sometimes I cook just to eat. Sometimes I cook as a creative expression, with new food combinations. Sometimes I cook for self-nurturing and head for the chocolate. Sometimes I cook to give; to celebrate the community of family and friendship. But sometimes I cook for sanity. Monday started with being shot from a cannon. Before I'd gotten fully out of bed, I was alerted to a problem with a project I've been working on. I pulled on baggy sweatpants, shrugged into an old sweatshirt ...

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Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Charred Eggplant and Tomatoes

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant and chickpeas

Hearty Moroccan chickpea stew with charred eggplant and roasted tomatoes. My love affair with Middle Eastern food began over twenty years ago when I lived in Boston’s South End. The gentrification wave, spreading out from the Back Bay, hadn’t made it to my street yet. When I bought my unit, my realtor had congratulated me on buying a flat in the first building renovated in the area. “Getting in early before the boom is a great investment”, he promised. But there were metal bars on my ...

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

legumes, chickpea, vegan, healthy dinner, moroccan chickpea pita pockets recipe

Vegan entree of chickpeas sauteed in garlic, spices, and tomato sauce that makes for a quick, healthy dinner. Some evenings I’m pulling dinner together on the run because of any number of reasons. It could be a last-minute phone call that delayed me, an appointment that ran late, traffic, or just life. In times like this, I’m so grateful to have little containers of cooked legumes stacked in the refrigerator. After all, just because ...

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Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives

Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy salad of chickpeas, garlic, green olives, and parmesan cheese, simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. This week I closed a chapter in my life, and was caught off-guard by the nostalgic feelings it raised in me. Like when you’re watching a movie, say a comedy, and an unexpected bittersweet moment grabs at your heart out of nowhere, and your eyes suddenly well up. It was a surprise because the event was the ...

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Pan-Fried Chickpea Salad & Curried Yogurt

pan-fried chickpeas tossed in curried yogurt dressing

Pan-fried chickpeas tossed in a curried yogurt for a healthy, filling salad. What a heart-full weekend this was. Last Friday I flew down to LA to stay with friends while I attended an amazing food styling and photography workshop put on by the White on Rice Couple. If you're interested in food photography, I highly recommend their workshops! This workshop was one of many amazing fund-raising efforts ...

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