Goji & Mint Pilaf Stuffed Bell Peppers

  What a good looking famjam! This recipe is a colourful and fun way to get some delicious rice pilaf into you ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also a grand idea if you have a leftover rice or quinoa dish in the fridge and feel like revamping it. When making stuffed bell peppers, the cooking vessel is the…

Pomegranate & Sweet Potato Tajine

I’m a big fan of tajines – but today’s really takes the cake in terms of originality! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This tajine is not only insanely delicious, it contains a long list of healthy nutrients such as protein, antioxidants, iron, calcium, soluble fiber, complex carbohydrates, etc. It is the perfect meal for your Meatless Mondays and is…

Chickpea, Veggie, Fig, Onion, Honey & More Tajine

Being a vegetarian gives us great power – power overย improving environmental health, animal welfareย and human health. But with great power comes great responsibility (you saw that coming from a mile away, right?). Even as a dietitian, I can find it truly challenging to obtain enough of certain vitamins and minerals if I’m not vigilant, specifically…

Exotic Indian Chickpea, Green Bean and Carrot Soup

Ringa ringa ringa! As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I truly am a #1 fan of Indian food. However, I find it somewhat of a letdown when I visit Indian restaurants and find myself waddling out bloated, uncomfortable, and feeling like my meal had an entire stick of butter in it. Eating in restaurants…

Roasted Chickpeas a.k.a. Chickpeas Like You’ve Never Seen ‘Em Before

Chickpeas are an incredible way to get protein, fiber, potassium, calcium and iron (and the list goes on) into your diet. Would you say you are a sweet-toothed or salty-toothed person when it comes to snacking? I’m both (I seriously cannot choose), which is why I am sharing this chickpea recipe snack recipe – it…

Banana “Garbanzo” Walnut Bread

Yes, that’s right, I’ve given my bread a middle name. Garbanzo has a nice ring to it, no? Plus I’m quite sure there’s a celebrity child out there whose actual name is Garbanzo. Point being: ladies and gents, this “bananer” bread is ridiculously delicious. This sure ain’t ย your standard banana bread, laden with sugar, eggs…

Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Blondies

As you probably have noticed at this point, I have a baking addiction (and admit it loud and clear). Today I was atingle as today markedย my first experience making blondies, let alone chickpea blondies.ย These blondies are extra simple to make plus I solemnly swear they are impossible to mess up (I’m not just saying that…)….

Chickpea Flower Couscous

No, that isn’t a typo in the title you smart Aleck ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I really meant flower, not flour ๐Ÿ™‚ . As I was strolling through my neighborhood grocery store, I came upon a “flower couscous”, made by the “Primeal” brand. I did not know of the existence of such a delicious concoction. This organic…

Do It Yourself: Hummus

“Yes we can!” …..make our own hummus. I`m not sure that`s quite what Obama had in mindย when he pronounced those words but that`s my story and I`m sticking to it. I simply adore hummus, to the point that I think it should be a food group ๐Ÿ™‚ . However, I do find the store-bought versions…