Tag Archives: chickpeas

Curried Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas have become a staple in my diet.  They are a high protein meat substitute and although I am not a vegetarian, I am trying to add more plant-based meals into my regular routine. And there are many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks out there, and even more recipes to peruse on the internet.  But one […]

Flavourful Frittata with Chickpeas and Spinach

Happy New Year 2017!  My first dish of the new year that I want to share with you is a versatile frittata from the website of Food52 —  Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata.   This frittata can be served, cut into squares as an appetizer or tapas, or cut into wedges and served with a salad […]

Golden Vegetable Couscous

Good morning folks.  Driving to the gym in Ottawa this morning, I watched the temperature drop from -1°C (30°F) to -18°(0°F) in only four minutes, pulling out of my garage to pulling into the parking lot at GoodLife Fitness.  But what a great way to warm up and kick start my day. So I’m glad […]

14-Carat Carrots

My friend, Brian, is an urban farmer. Lives in downtown Ottawa but has a summer vegetable garden that is impressive: tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, carrots, beans, to name a few, dill, parsley and enough basil to supply his family with a year’s worth of pesto.  Of course, I was honoured to be a recipient of  his […]

Chickpea and Paneer with Basmati Rice, So Nice

And now a chickpea curry with an Indian flair.  I found this recipe in the Food and Drink magazine that the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) produces and it is so delicious and so easy to put together, truly a one-pot wonder.  This recipe doubles up on the protein by combining chickpeas and paneer, […]

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry in a Hurry

Chickpeas are so versatile in vegetarian cuisine. I always keep dried chickpeas in the pantry that can be soaked overnight and simmered the following day but for those days when I am running out of time, canned chickpeas are terrific to keep in stock.  This recipe uses my favourite Thai red curry paste (can be […]

Mediterranean Salad with Spiced Chickpeas, Please!

Happy Canada Day! It’s a hot summer day.  All I can think about for dinner is something cool, easy and delicious.  An appetizer-style dinner, with platters of salad, cheese and smoked salmon…Hmmm, maybe grilled vegetables barbequed up yesterday.  The possibilities are endless.  And today I want to share with you a favourite salad from the  […]