Chickpeas and Amla Usli/Salad

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Originally posted on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen:
About: If your chickpeas is cooked and ready – This is an easy, quick salad  that you can throw together in about ten minutes. It’s great for a quick lunch, served with crackers or as a accompaniment for rice. Although the basic recipe below is quite tasty. And finally,…

Garlic, Lemon & Parsley Penne w/ Chickpeas

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Serves: 2 Prep & Cooking: 15 mins Notes: This is probably one of the quickest recipes you’ll find on our blog (…yet anyway)! No fuss- it’s easily thrown together; perfect for when your short on time or when your fridge and cupboards are looking rather empty! Just a few simple and classic flavours (and yes, more chickpeas!)… and…

Curried Chickpeas & Sweet Potato Dinner Bowl

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Serves: 1 Prep & Cooking Time: 30-50* minutes (*Dependant upon cooking methods used!) Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & K, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and is low in salt, sugar and saturated fats! Who doesn’t love a great (healthy!) salad bowl- especially one that contains chickpeas and a…

Cooking Dried Chickpeas: A Simple Method!

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Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), are not only a staple in Middle Eastern cooking, but also in many plant-based households as well. My love affair with them started many, many, years ago when I first discovered houmous! Such a nutritious, tasty, cheap and versatile legume…what’s not to love about them?!   Well, quite honestly the cooking process was always a bit…

Vegan Sicilian Pasta With Chickpeas

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Serves: 2 Prep & Cooking time: 20 minutes Recipe adapted from: fatfreevegan Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, protein, fibre, potassium, iron, no added sugar and is low in saturated fats! From what I’ve read, Sicilian pastas dishes include cheap, simple and tasty ingredients! This recipe is very fresh, light and it’s easy to execute! The…

Healthy Nibbles: 4 Protein & Fibre-licious-Based Snacks [Vegan, No Added Sugars & Gluten Free]

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With an early Easter looming around the next corner, we are probably all considering not only what sort of ‘treat’ we ‘might’ be giving as gifts when we make our holiday visits or are looking at buying or preparing for ourselves. Well…with our permanent and healthy lifestyle changes now in full swing, we should all know…

Cream of Celeriac Soup [Vegan & Gluten Free]

Healthy Recipes, Meatless Monday

Serves: 4 (med.) or 6 (small) portions Prep: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Assembly: 5 mins Type: Main meal, starter dish Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, veggie peeler, large non-stick pot w/lid, wooden spoon, blender, silicone spatula Notes: This recipe contains: B-Vitamins (inclusive of B12*), Vitamins C, D* & E* carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron,…

Meatless Monday: Baked Broad Bean, Quinoa & Herb Falafels [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 8-12 Yields: 40 falafels Prep & Assembly: 35mins Baking: 25mins Cooling: 5-10mins Type: Main meal, snack Tools: Sieve, small non-stick pot w/lid, chopping board, sharp knife, food processor, mixing bowl, silicone spatula, veggie peeler, colander, measuring spoons, baking tray (*1-2), parchment paper, cooling rack Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, K…

Meatless Monday: One Pot Curried Mushroom, Leek, Smoked Tofu & Rice Dish [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 4 Prep: 10-15 mins Cooking Time: 25-30 mins Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, large bowl, colander, non-stick/large frying pan with lid, frying spatula Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, K & E, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per serving is low in…

Food Conversions & Cooking Times: Grains, Legumes & Pulses

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We’ve always encouraged everyone to cook their own grains, legumes and pulses when and where they can. Firstly, because freshly cooked food always tastes great, secondly because (hopefully) you will save some money over time and thirdly, because it’s basic and easy cooking skills that everyone can and should develop. Avid home cooks will develop their…

Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Stew [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 6 Prep: 30-35mins Cooking Time: about 4 hrs (*On a high heat setting) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, colander, large/non-stick frying pan, frying spatula, large measuring jug, slow cooker Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, K & E, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per…

Meatless Monday: Slow Cooker Sri Lankan Inspired Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry

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Serves: 6 Prep: 40 mins (*Dependent upon skill and/or kitchen helpers!) Cooking: 7-8hrs (*Over a low heat setting) Tools: Small bowl, colander, chopping board, sharp knife, sieve, frying pan, measuring jug, slow cooker, non-stick pot. Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & K, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc…

Vegan ‘Condensed Milk’

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Yields: 420g (approx. 15oz or 1 ‘mock tin’) Prep:≤ 5 mins Cooking: 5-8 mins Chilling: 4hrs- Overnight Type: Home Baking Ingredient Tools: Non-stick pot, whisk, silicone spatula, air-tight and a resealable container Notes: Condensed milk is not something that we spend any time thinking about to be honest, but we fancied making a pumpkin pie…

Pistachio, Cranberry & Chocolate Biscotti [Vegan & Gluten Free!]

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Serves: 12 Prep: 30 mins Cooking: 40-45 mins Tools: Chopping board, food processor, spatula, mixing bowl, baking tray, parchment paper, rolling pin and a sharp knife. Notes: Delicious biscotti! Generally we cannot have coffee shop or store bought varieties because they contain egg and/or milk powder, but these types of trivialities have never stopped us before.…

Meatless Monday: Stuffed Aubergines w/ North African & Middle Eastern Fusion [Vegan]

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Serves: 5-6 (as a starter) or 2-3 as a main course Prep & Cooking Time: 45-60 mins (*Dependant on skill and/or the number of kitchen helpers!) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, 2*baking trays, small spoon, silicone mat (or parchment paper), large/non-stick pot, frying spatula (or wooden spoon, grater, manual juicer (optional), serving spoon…

Slow Cooker Turkish Pilaf [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 6 Prep: ≤ 35 mins Cooking Time: 2-3 hrs (*on a high heat setting.) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board(s), sharp knife, colander, large/non-stick frying pan, frying spatula, measuring jug, slow cooker Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & E, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per…

Smoky Roasted Tomato & Chickpea Soup [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 4-6 Prep, Cooking & Assembly: 60mins Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & E, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc and (per serving) is low in sugar, salt and sat fats!  Warming up with a bowl of soup this time of year is truly one of life’s little pleasures.…

Masala Lentil Curry Bowl [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 2 Prep & Cooking Time: 30-40 mins Type: Main meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, veggie peeler, non-stick pot w/lid, wooden spoon, small dish, fork Notes: This recipe contains*: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & K, carbohydrates, protein, fibre,calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and per serving is low in salt, sugars and sat fats!  (*These…

Slow Cooker Vegetable & Chickpea Tagine

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Serves: 12 (*Approx. 3 ladles/person.) Prep: 45 mins (*Depending on skill and desired serving size.) Cooking Time: 4-5 hrs (*On a high SC setting.) Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and (per serving) is low in salt, sugar and saturated fats! Hi all! We hope that everyone’s…

Plant-Based Paella

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Serves: 4 Prep & Cooking Time: 40-45 mins (*Dependent upon the rice used!) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, veggie peeler, large frying pan or paella dish, frying spatula, measuring jug, a large sheet of aluminium foil, large pot, large bowl Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron,…

Chickpea Salad Sandwich Filler

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Yields: approx.16 sandwiches. Prep, Cooking & Assembly:17 hrs (*Time allocated to soak + cook the legumes!) + 45 mins. Recipe adapted from: The Simple Veganista Notes:This recipe provides: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, E & K, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and (per serving) is low in salt, sugar and saturated fats! This sandwich has been trending for…

Baked Root Vegetable, Bean & Quinoa Burgers

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Serves: 6 Prep & Cooking time: 75 minutes- 17 hours (* If you are using dried beans!) Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, protein, fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium and is low in salt, sugar and saturated fats! These vegan burgers are versatile and easy to prepare; try whipping a batch up on the weekend…

Black Bean, Houmous & Veggie Sandwich

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Serves: 1 Preparation: 5 minutes -14 hours! Assembly: 5 minutes Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and is low in salt, sugars and saturated fats! The concept of this sandwich might seem pretty simple, but one secret ingredient makes all the difference…love! Preparing the beans and houmous from…

A Quick & Frugal Pasta Bowl [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 6 Prep & Cooking Time: 60-75 mins Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, veggie peeler, roasting tin, silicone mat (or kitchen foil), large pot w/lid, colander, large mixing bowl and/or resealable container Notes:  Our pasta bowl was hearty and delicious…and if you fancy a healthy, frugal and quick lunch then you’re in…

Butternut Squash, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine

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Serves: 4-6 Prep & Cooking Time: 65-70 minutes Recipe adapted from: ASDA Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, protein, fibre, iron, potassium and is low in salt and saturated fats.  This recipe has so many wonderful flavours to offer… all of which were absorbed by the delicious veggies! We adapted this recipe…