beans & legumes archive

unfussy eats: chickpea veggie bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Please ignore the bad photos because they do not convey the deliciousness contained within! Bowl eating is my kind of food. A bunch of stuff, usually a mix of vegetables and grains, get mixed into a bowl and covered in…

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the perfect picnic salad: chickpea & vegetable salad with mint and a lemon-cumin vinaigrette

I know the official start of summer isn’t for another month, but the warm weather that we’ve got right now is clamouring for picnics, sunny patios and long bike rides. I’m digging it. I made this salad last night for part…

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back in the saddle: lentil & sweet potato chili

I’ve been going through a serious cooking funk lately. On Friday night, I scorched not just one pan of rice, but two. Have you ever burnt rice? The odour it leaves throughout your home is horrific and omnipresent. Now times…

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it takes two: one pot mujadara with mashed coconut yams

Nearly six years ago (whoa, has it been that long?) I made koshary, a dish that involved lentils, rice and pretty much every single pot I had at my disposal. The meal was tasty, but it was a lot of…

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cozy comfort: cabbage and rice soup with chickpeas & carrots

This is one of those easy, no-brainer soups that takes the bare minimum of prep and worry out of making dinner. If your kitchen cupboards and fridge is anything like mine, you probably have the ingredients ready to go. Cabbage.…

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a very loaded tater: roasted sweet potato with spiced chickpeas, steamed broccoli & a lemony tahini sauce

Fall meals sound dreamy. Who doesn’t love that inherently cozy autumnal vibe that only a butternut squash risotto or a chocolate chip pumpkin loaf can give? It makes me want to pull up my tall wooly socks and don my adorable…

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winner winner chicken dinner: roasted chicken with harissa chickpeas

I made this dish back in early summer when the weather was hot, but not too hot, that turning on the stove seemed like No Big Deal. Then, as luck would have it, this west coast summer turned HOTTT and making…

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picnic planning: summer bulgur & chickpea salad

Salads that double as a meal are what I tend to eat come summertime. They should be hearty so you’re not left feeling hungry an hour later and they should be filled with the bounty that summer provides. This bulgur…

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