I have been making hummus for about a decade now; I buy it from grocery stories; order it at restaurants; find it at farmer’s markets and food trucks. So I feel confident when I say I am a hummus expert, and have finally cracked the code on what it takes to make the best classic […]
When I say this quick lemon parsley pasta comes together fast, I mean FAST. While waiting for the pasta water to boil, I prepped all the ingredients, then did some laundry, checked my email, and washed some dishes. And since I used chickpea linguine from Banza, this meal had enough protein for me to feel […]
Let me tell you about this roasted veggie sheet pan salad, and why you’ll want to be making it at least once a week. First of all, it’s very hands off, but still has tons of flavor, texture, and nutrients, which on busy nights is always a win. As advertised, most of the ingredients are […]
It seems I have finally reached my limit with my daily cookie intake, and am ready to eat greens once again. I have been making this crunchy quinoa power salad in various forms, every other day and can’t get enough of it. The best part about this dish, is that it is completely customizable, you […]
Cooking is one of my favorite things to do, surprise, surprise. Having time to cook healthy food, isn’t always an option. So lately I’ve been working on dishes that can be transformed into various meals from a single prep session. This smokey stewed chickpea meal prep was a hit last week, in the flavor department, […]
This recipe for spicy sweet pea hummus was born over two years ago. However, the batch was so terrible, I’m pretty sure I threw it away. My notes in my recipe book said “too sweet.” There is a fine line when you’re cooking with sweeter vegetables; too much and your dish can wind up tasting […]
Remember the trend that started a few years back with legumes? Black bean brownies, chickpea cookies, basically legumes in baked goods that sounded awful but tasted great. Well these chickpea cookie dough truffles are exactly that: sounds kind of funky, tastes absolutely yummy.
This vegan chickpea pasta with garlic cashew Alfredo sauce happened by accident last week, when I was trying to compete in a giveaway by one of my favorite pasta companies, http://www.eatbanza.com. The entry challenged the competitors to create a completely plant based pasta dish. I was, as you can imagine, ALL over this. Plant based […]
As a lifelong vegetarian, I know the struggle with veggie burgers inside and out. Frozen store-bought patties are either cardboard, fried, or taste great but cause indigestion hours later. I have been making variations of these crunchy quinoa polenta veggie burgers for years now, and they are great for many reasons.
Yesterday morning I woke up to a light drizzle. It only lasted thirty more minutes, but in Los Angeles, this is BIG NEWS. Immediately I started thinking about sweaters, cozy socks, and heart-warming dinners. And thus this hearty pumpkin chickpea stew was born. “Come,” said the Wind to the Leaves one day. “Come over the […]