“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL

August 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL. Some of the the ingredients you’ll be using are; Chickpeas, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Herbs, Spices, Pita Bread, more! This recipe can be found at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL

Ingredients

1 (19-oz/540 mL) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, chopped
2-4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (30 mL)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (30 mL)
1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
pinch dried chili flakes
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (plus extra, if needed) (60 mL)
1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
canola oil for cooking
fresh pitas, tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion accompaniments

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 425F (220C).
2 – Place chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cumin, salt, and chili flakes in bowl of food processor and pulse until combined but still chunky.
3 – Add flour and baking powder and pulse until it turns into soft mixture that you can roll into balls without sticking to your hands. (Add another spoonful of flour if it seems too sticky.)
4 – Roll dough into meatball-sized balls and gently flatten each into little patty.
5 – Place patties on heavy-rimmed baking sheet, preferably one that’s dark in color. Brush each patty with canola oil, flip them over and brush other side.
6 – Roast for 15 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 10 minutes, until crisp and golden on both sides.
7 – Serve warm, wrapped in pitas, with tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.
NOTES:
Falafel, crispy vegetarian patties made of chickpeas, garlic, onion and spices make an easy, inexpensive dinner or unique party food – serve small falafel balls with tzatziki for dipping.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 20 falafel patties.Serving size: 3 falafels.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 180
Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 150 milligrams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/oven-roasted-falafel

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – HUMMUS

July 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – HUMMUS. Start the party, here’s the perfect “Meatless” appetizer, Hummus! Made using Chickpeas, Garlic, Sesame Tahini, Lemon, Olive Oil, and Cayenne Pepper. Only 49 calories and 5 net carbs per serving. The Recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Self Management website, also a fantastic Magazine that you can subscribe to. At the Diabetes site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management tips, Diabetes News, and more! So be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HUMMUS

Ingredients

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, reserve 1 tablespoon liquid
3-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons olive oil
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

* Combine all ingredients into a blender until smooth, using 1 tablespoon chickpea liquid if necessary to make a smooth spread.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 49
Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 33 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/hummus

Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas

April 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas. Find delicious recipes like; Hearty Chickpea and Spinach Stew, Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Wraps, and Chickpea and Potato Hash. I love Chickpeas as a Salad topping! You can find this recipe and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas
Look no further than your pantry to get a quick, easy and healthy dinner on the table. Chickpeas are a versatile protein and also high in fiber. Crack open a can and try these healthy soups, salads, curries and more.

Hearty Chickpea and Spinach Stew
This satisfying stew comes together in a snap. Mashed chickpeas add body to the broth, and tomato paste adds a savory note without piling on the sodium. To simplify the prep, look for chopped fresh onion and shredded carrot or a soup starter mix in the produce section……..

Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Wraps
This vegetarian riff on a Buffalo chicken wrap adds the spicy Buffalo tang you love to crunchy roasted chickpeas all tucked into an easy-to-make wrap with carrot, celery and blue cheese. Make and take a wrap for a healthy packable lunch or serve them up on game day for a protein-packed snack everyone will devour………..

Chickpea and Potato Hash
The eggs cook right on top of this chickpea and potato hash–cook them a few extra minutes if you prefer hard-set eggs. Serve with warm pita bread and a cucumber salad with mint and yogurt………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23216/ingredients/beans/chickpeas/can/slideshow/healthy-recipes-that-start-with-a-can-of-chickpeas/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 7, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Chickpeas……..

As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spiced-Chickpeas Nachos

February 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Spiced-Chickpeas Nachos. Nachos using one of my favorites, Chickpeas! The Chickpeas are seasoned with Shallot, Ground Cumin, Ground Chili Powder, and Salt. You’ll also need Corn Tortilla Chips, Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cilantro, and Green Onions. Who needs the Meat with this Dish! It’s from the PBS Recipe website. The PBS site has a great selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

Spiced-Chickpeas Nachos
Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
Salt
Corn tortilla chips
1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
1 roma tomato, diced
1/4 cup black olives
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1 green onion, sliced

Directions
1 – In a medium skillet, add the olive oil. When warm, add the shallot and cook until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the chickpeas and season with the spices and a few pinches of salt. Add more olive oil if needed, I added a tablespoon more. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
2 – Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. On a foil-lined baking sheet, add one even layer of chips. Add half of the chickpeas and half of the cheese. Top with another layer of chips and again top it with the rest of the chickpeas and cheese. Transfer to the oven to bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is evenly melted. Sprinkle the nachos with minced tomato, black olives, minced cilantro and green onion.
http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/spiced-chickpeas-nachos/

Healthy Finger Food Recipes

March 13, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Finger Food Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Finger Food Recipes like; Hasselback Pizza Bread, Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas, and Edamame with Aleppo Pepper. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website and while there subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Finger Food Recipes
Find healthy, nutritiious, finger food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Hasselback Pizza Bread
The Hasselback techinique—making crosswise cuts in a vegetable, fruit or in this case, a baguette, to create space for adding in additional flavors like cheese—turns whole-grain bread into a fast and easy pizza in this fun recipe. We like classic pepperoni and basil, but feel free to squeeze in your favorite toppings…….

Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas
Soaking chickpeas in vinegary hot sauce gives them a mouthwatering tang before they crisp up in the oven. The result? An addictively crunchy snack that’s actually good for you……

Edamame with Aleppo Pepper
With fruity undertones and a slight cumin taste, Aleppo pepper gives this healthy protein snack some satisfying flavor……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Finger Food Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22813/holidays-occasions/occasions/parties-entertaining/appetizers/finger-food/

Healthy Finger Food Recipes

January 3, 2018 at 6:55 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Finger Food Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Finger Food Recipes like; Crunchy Popcorn Cauliflower, Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas, and Edamame with Aleppo Pepper. You can find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Finger Food Recipes
Find healthy, nutritiious, finger food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Crunchy Popcorn Cauliflower
A cunchy, savory pretzel-pecan coating turns roasted, caramelized cauliflower into an irresistible appetizer or kids’ snack that mimics flavored popcorn. Serve this popcorn cauliflower straight from the oven with a dipping sauce and watch these tasty little bites disappear……

Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas
Soaking chickpeas in vinegary hot sauce gives them a mouthwatering tang before they crisp up in the oven. The result? An addictively crunchy snack that’s actually good for you……..

Edamame with Aleppo Pepper
With fruity undertones and a slight cumin taste, Aleppo pepper gives this healthy protein snack some satisfying flavor……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Finger Food Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22813/holidays-occasions/occasions/parties-entertaining/appetizers/finger-food/

Healthy African Recipes

December 13, 2017 at 6:42 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine – Healthy African Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Healthy African Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Moroccan Chickpea-Stuffed Acorn Squash, Tunisian Spiced Lamb Chops and Chard, and North African Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish. Find these and much more all at the EatingWell website. Plus give the perfect Christmas Gift, a subscription to the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy African Recipes
Find healthy, delicious African recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Moroccan Chickpea-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Think of this healthy vegetarian side dish recipe as a meatless tagine served in a squash bowl. Kabocha, sweet dumpling or carnival squash make good alternatives to acorn squash. To make this side a hearty vegetarian meal, serve 2 halves each…….

Tunisian Spiced Lamb Chops and Chard
A great complement for lamb, the bold dry rub in this recipe is a typical Tunisian combination of spices that includes cumin, caraway and crushed red pepper. Sautéed chard gets a twist with toasted pine nuts and sweet dates. We loved the sweetness of the dates in this dish, but we also tried it without and thought it was delicious. The choice is yours. Round out the meal with some whole-wheat couscous and a glass of Australian Shiraz…….

North African Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish
The spice crust for the turkey cutlets is based upon a Berber blend from North Africa. The honeyed grapefruit relish provides a lively contrast to the richly spiced turkey……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy African Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18307/cuisines-regions/african/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 13, 2017 at 6:39 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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My little Chickpea…..

Not only is the Chickpea good to have as a Side Dish, used as a Topping, as a Snack, but it’s also Healthy…..

* Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels
* Increases Satiety and Helps with Weight Loss
* Improves Digestion Thanks to a High Fiber Content
* Helps Protect Against Heart Disease and Cancer
* Provides Essential Vitamins and Minerals
* Great Source of Plant-Based Protein

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous

October 9, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self-Management website which has a wide assortment of Diabetic Friendly recipes, tips, and Diabetic news. Check it out today. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

 

Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous
Ingredients

1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup matchstick-size carrots
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley

Directions

1 – Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt, and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

2 – Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.

3 – Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 226 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 431 mg, Fiber: 10 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spicy-chickpeas-couscous/

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