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Healthy Falafel


Healthy Falafel For those of you who have never tried falafel, you're definitely missing out. What is falafel? It's a traditionally deep-fried chickpea ball or patty that is a Middle Eastern delicacy. While chickpeas themselves are very nutritious, providing good doses of plant-protein, fiber, and minerals such as iron, potassium, and magnesium, deep-fried falafel may not be so healthy. This recipe originally called for pan-frying the falafel, which turn out better if they are formed into thinner patties rather than balls. The falafel can also be oven-baked to minimize oil. With my recent discovery of an air-fryer, I've found that this method [...]

Healthy Falafel2018-12-24T22:09:19+00:00

Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry


Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry Vibrant spices and curry paste Original recipe from Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon Sometimes we forget that herbs and spices have some of the most concentrated amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients! This red lentil and chickpea curry from Angela Liddon personifies just how much nutrition can be in a single dish. Additionally, the chickpeas and lentils are packed with plant protein and fiber. Although her recipe is delicious as is, I like to enhance it further by adding some cubed, roasted sweet potatoes and a few handfuls of baby [...]

Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry2018-06-21T10:35:04+00:00

Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad


Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad Who doesn't love a great Caesar salad? The cool crisp romaine, the crunchy croutons, and the creamy dressing that makes it come together perfectly! The problem is, the traditional Caesar dressing is full of calories, being in large part made up of olive oil and egg yolks. While cardiovascular benefits of olive oil have been demonstrated as part of a Mediterranean diet, oil is a processed food which lacks most of the nutrition found in the original fruit (in this case, the olive). The healthy monounsaturated fats provide a much greater health [...]

Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad2018-04-27T09:07:12+00:00

Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad


Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad Are you looking for a portable plant-based sandwich that's great to take to work, on a picnic, or a trip to the beach? Are you tired of the standard hummus wrap? You don't have to reach for a sandwich with processed meat and cheese just yet! This flavorful sandwich is full of sustenance and nutrition, and takes only a few minutes to put together. Everyone loves avocados, and they create a flavorful creaminess to this chickpea mixture that is reminiscent of  a chicken or tuna salad. Smoked paprika brings in a bit of a barbecue [...]

Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad2018-04-27T20:13:09+00:00