Ellen’s Italian Chickpea Spread

I ate this on crusty bread with fresh tomato. I am super into fermented breads lately and into topping them with simple delicious spreads and salads. I sat at the counter and ate so much of this, it is SO delicious and has a taste that is so comforting and round. It’s a good simple […]

Savory Chickpea Pancakes

These are scrumptious little bits of amazing. I LOVE them. They are so easy to make and super satisfying.  You could easily add in veggie combinations, spices and flavors of your own choosing, maybe even make them into a sweet variation. I love  this particular combo dipped in Herbed Tamarind Sauce. S P E C T […]

Amazing Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad This is BOMB served in a wrap with fresh veggies and lettuce or in between your favorite sprouted whole grain or gluten free bread slices- LOVE THIS! The celery really makes it taste like a mock tuna fish salad so don’t skimp! Feel free to choose other add-ins, like olives, herbs, fresh sweet […]

Chana Masala with Local Spinach

Chana Masala 3T coconut oil 2c-cooked chickpeas 1 onion, small dice 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 1T ground cumin 2” fresh ginger, grated 1 hot pepper, sliced or chopped 2t mustard seeds 1t turmeric 2t curry powder 2-3 tomatoes, diced 2t pink salt 1t black pepper 2c water — 4c fresh baby spinach- reserve […]

Gluten Free Nut Loaf

This was DELICIOUS with the Basic Mushroom Gravy and some Smashed Potatoes. Would be equally delicious as a sandwich filling if there is any left over! Gluten Free Nut Loaf 1c-cooked lentils or smashed chickpeas 1c pecans- to be ground 1 1/2c cooked brown rice 4-5 slices Gluten Free toast-completely cooled, to be made into […]

Green *FRICKEN AMAZING* Falafel

GREEN FALFEL  Unbelievably delicious……this greened Falafel can be served as an appetizer with hummus and lemon tahini sauce or as a main course. Stuff whole grain Pita Bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, lemon tahini sauce, salt and pepper. As an alternative, falafel can be formed into patties and eaten like a veggie burger. SO FRICKEN […]

Spicy Chickpea Hummus

I make this all the time…so good to have in the house as a quick source of veggie protein for sandwiches, salads, fresh vegetable dipping. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is a vegan staple. The addition of the fresh chili pepper gives it an unbelievable amount of kick without being overwhelming. […]

Hungarian Vegan “Chicken” Paprikash

This is a stove top version of my Grandmother’s traditional Hungarian dish that was one of my most favorites growing up. My grandma would cook whole chicken legs in white rice bathed in oil, with onions and a ton of Hungarian paprika. My mom would kid that in order to make this properly, you need […]

Early Fall #NOFAIL Vegetable Soup

All of the vegetables are happening now, everything was either from my garden or local from the farm market. I had made the chickpeas earlier in the week so I had some in the fridge- another bean would fare well. I had sprouted the rice the day before and cooked it to have it in […]

Curried Cauliflower & Chickpeas

CURRIED CAULIFLOWER & CHICKPEAS  1 small onion, minced (I used the greens as well) 1  tomato, small dice 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into slightly larger than bite size pieces 1 1/2c cooked chickpeas 3T Extra Virgin Olive oil 1/4t turmeric 1” piece of fresh ginger, minced 1T green curry paste 1T curry powder […]