Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Do you know your chickpeas? Familiar by different names such as garbanzo beans, gram, Bengal gram and ceci (in Italian), chickpeas are part of the pea family under the general classification of legumes.  Chickpeas are harvested annually and there are two main varieties – kabuli and desi. In American supermarkets, the large, beige-colored Kabuli chickpeas…

Ginger & Cardamom Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

This nourishing and delicious Ginger & Cardamon Spiced Acorn Squash Soup is the perfect recipe to make on those lazy nights when you’re struggling to decide what to make for a meal. With only 9 ingredients, this comforting plant-based soup can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a salad, sandwich, whole wheat bread, legume-based or whole grain…

Tangy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bake

This holiday season, serve this super simple but beautiful and colorful dish to ‘wow’ your family and guests at your upcoming family dinner, potluck or large holiday party gathering. This plant-based Tangy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bake will bring back all the warm fuzzy thoughts about the holidays, as the fragrant smell of sweet potatoes bathed…

Sautéed Sesame Beet Leaves

I love the color of fresh beet leaves! They are a vibrant green that contrasts beautifully with the reddish stalks. Do you know they also taste delicious sautéed? This Sautéed Sesame Beet Leaves dish combines beet leaves with garlic and sesame oil for a fragrant and tasty side dish that complements any main course entrée.…

Strawberry Chia Chocolate Parfaits

It’s been a busy week with the kids, and you’ve just realized that Father’s Day is around the corner! Not to fear, here is a SUPER easy plant-based dessert you can make for your husband on short notice, using ingredients from your pantry. Besides special occasions like Father’s Day, these Strawberry Chia Chocolate Parfaits also…

Easy Vegan Curried Chickpeas & Mushrooms

Chickpeas (also commonly known as garbanzo beans) are fast becoming a new favorite legume of mine.  When cooked, they have a unique chewy texture different to many in the legume family, and are lip-smackingly delicious especially if seasoned right. Have cooked chickpeas on hand or canned chickpeas in your pantry, but don’t know how to…

Dreamy Vegan Acorn Squash Pasta

This easy go-to plant-based dish turns super nutritious acorn squash and white navy beans into a deliciously creamy and dreamy pasta sauce to top any whole grain pasta or gluten-free noodles you prefer. You can use canned white navy beans or pre-cooked white navy beans (from dry) in this recipe. (Want to learn more about…

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