chickpeas

Sweet and smoky chickpea stew with millet

February 18, 2012
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While I was making jambalaya and vegan andouille sausage last year around Mardi Gras, this year my Mardi Gras-weekend recipe has pretty much nothing to do with New Orleans, except for the fact that I found the inspiration for it here. I present to you another meal inspired by a dish I enjoyed at the [...]

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Couscous with chickpeas, beets, and kale

February 9, 2012
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Hi friends! I’m happy to bring you another 30-minute meal. I’m sure you’ve noticed in the above photo that this meal is quite pink. Appropriate for Valentine’s Day, perhaps? Or consider it a festive shade of purple to celebrate Mardi Gras, which is upon us. I’m getting ready to let my inner child out to play [...]

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Chickpeas, turnips, and carrots in a spiced coconut sauce

December 12, 2011
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I’ve been shopping and cooking a little differently these days. I typically shop at the farmer’s market once a week, picking and choosing whatever looks good to purchase. But a few weeks ago I started buying the produce box at Hollygrove Market and Farm. It’s a great selection of the best of what local farms have [...]

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Tuscan tomato chickpea stew with kale

October 27, 2011
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Chickpeas, tomatoes, and kale are no strangers on this blog. Here is yet another variation of how you can prepare them. I got the idea for a “Tuscan tomato chickpea stew” from the wonderful Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater. If you live in New Orleans and haven’t checked them out, you should! I stopped by [...]

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Eggplant, tomato, and chickpea casserole

August 3, 2011
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When I spotted Martha Rose Shulman’s Mediterranean Harvest cookbook while bookstore browsing one day, it was love at first sight. I had to have it. If I had to pick an overall style of cuisine that is my favorite, it would be Mediterranean (including Middle Eastern), hands down. Years ago I took a work trip [...]

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Chickpea puttanesca with polenta

June 14, 2011
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Puttanesca is a dish I learned about while attending the natural foods cooking intensive with Christina Pirello a couple weekends ago. Before the weekend, I had heard of puttanesca, but the word didn’t mean that much to me. There are so many Italian food descriptors – caprese, cacciatore, piccata, and carbonara, to name just a [...]

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Chana masala

March 14, 2011
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I spent the weekend in Florida visiting a dear friend and her mother who is recovering from a serious health incident. Like the tragic events in Japan that have made our hearts so heavy, these incidents remind you that life can change in an instant and to appreciate every moment. Fortunately, she’s on the mend [...]

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