Spicy chorizo sausage joins forces with chickpeas, sweet potatoes and fresh baby spinach in this hearty, flavorful soup. A unique garnish of hard-boiled eggs and bacon (or ham) adds a salty richness for a super tasty Spanish twist. A generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil doesn’t hurt either and adds a silkiness like nothing else can.
My 4 year streak of not catching a cold is over. My immune system turned on me. Just like that. One day I’m basking in the glory of good health and the next I’m coughing my brains out. Desperately needing soup, I dragged my sick self to the kitchen and whipped this up. While chicken soup is a known cure-all, I needed something fast without… [Read more]
Gypsy soup is packed full of the incredibly delicious combination of sweet potatoes, chickpeas and kale. The rusty color of the broth comes from a combination of tomato, paprika and turmeric with sweet basil thrown in for good measure.It’s a deeply nourishing elixir that I could feel coursing through my body into my bones making me feel instantly warmer and healthier. It lifted my spirits… [Read more]
Farinata or Faina is a savory flatbread made from chickpea flour whose origins lie in Liguria, Italy. You may recognize it by another name; it’s twin is the popular French version called Socca. I was introduced to this dish by Gera of Sweet Foods who lives in Uruguay where it is wildly popular. Farinata is made with a loose batter of highly nutritious chickpea flour,… [Read more]
Crispy, spicy, deep-fried chickpeas are one of my favorite things to eat in the whole world: I heart Falafel. This Chickpea and Spinach recipe is inspired by them. These are pan-fried in a lightly greased pan and are healthier than traditional deep-fried falafel. These will satisfy any craving for falafel! Pile them high on flatbread or stuffed into pitas with home-made hummus, feta cheese and… [Read more]
This healthy and delicious recipe for Chickpea and Orzo Pasta Salad is a spin-off from my Mom’s favorite Chickpea and Tuna Salad. I built on the original recipe by adding orzo, lemon, Parmesan cheese, and toasted almonds. A light and summery pasta salad. You can pick up a bit of smokiness and crunch from the toasted almonds, some pungency from the onion and garlic, saltiness… [Read more]