Lemon Chickpea Asparagus Soup

Through times of stress, we must have compassion for ourselves and for others. Even though the uncertainty can feel crushing, it is possible to feel grounded again. To feel grounded again, means doing all the things–following a schedule, exercising, connecting with friends and family, getting fresh air, managing your anxiety or feelings of unease and…

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Lemon pickle (or preserved lemon) brings a strong lemon flavor to any dish. You can make your own from scratch, or you can buy them in a jar. They add a flavor that’s umami, floral, and acidic all at once. Many people associate them with Moroccan cuisine, especially tagine (a hearty stew cooked in an…

Madras Jackfruit-Chickpea Shepherd’s Pie

I used to have an obsession with the Madras Potatoes from the Whole Foods’ Hot Bar. After a long run or a tough workout, all I wanted to do was load up a brown paper take-out box with their delightful, spicy potatoes. When we left California’s Bay Area, it marked the end of Whole Foods’…

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

This recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of quinoa and topped with fresh mint and parsley, it is sure to delight! Harissa is a hot chili pepper paste…

Orange Miso Chickpea Salad with Pita Chips

This is a simple recipe that works great for lunch, a midday snack or a light meal. It requires few ingredients, and minimal time to execute. The flavor is umami goodness. In some ways, this salad is a deconstructed hummus with a bit of a nod to Asian flavors. Overall, it is creamy and delicious!…

Hearty Sweet Potato Garbanzo Stew

Puchero is a peasant stew from Spain, but is prepared in a number of countries in Central and South America, and in the Phillippines.  The word “puchero” translates to “stew pot” in English.  Many times, the broth is made from meat or cured bones.  Depending on the country preparing it, there are variations in some of…

Swiss Chard, Potato and Garbanzo Savory Turnovers

Generally served with grilled fish or meat, blitva is a traditional Croatian side of swiss chard, potatoes and loads of garlic.  Some would say it’s Croatia’s most popular side dish, and with good cause.  It’s sinfully easy to make, and very, very good. Today’s dish is inspired by humble, flavorful blitva.  Adding in some garbanzos…