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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Quinoa Potato Cakes & Mustard-Yogurt Sauce

Quinoa Potato Cakes Florentine in a skillet

Veggie burger of quinoa, potatoes, pumpkin seed meal and spinach, topped with a mustard-yogurt sauce. A couple of days ago, I posted about the newest addition to my evolving pantry - pumpkin seed meal; and promised to post this recipe that uses it in place of traditional wheat-based breadcrumbs. Making this simple change is such an easy way to make something just a little healthier, and natural. A baby step, so to ...

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Kale-Sweet Potato Salad & Cider Dressing

kale and sweet potato salad

Hardy kale salad tossed with spicy roasted sweet potatoes and apples, topped with pepitas, tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette. Yesterday I posted my recipe for Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes as part of my Gifts From The Kitchen series that included a gift idea of a spice rub. The Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes are great as a stand alone side dish for dinner, but the leftovers are fantastic warmed up and tossed into a kale salad for lunch 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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