We know you're huge fans of Trader Joe's. Here, resident vegan girla shares her recipe for Thai green curry chickpea burritos. All of the ingredients can be found at your local Trader Joe's.
When we were visiting my sister in Northern California recently, she made us these fabulous burritos. The ingredients are from Trader Joe’s, so I was sure to pick the items up before returning to Trader Joe’s-less Colorado. Taste of Thai makes a green curry paste that could be substituted in with some coconut milk. However, a sub for the Cumin and Chickpea mix also required for the recipe was hard to locate. So if you’re lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, or have a generous relative to send you TJ loot, this recipe is for you. Are you listening, sis?
Hummus, the popular, pureed garbanzo bean spread, has always been one of my favorite snacks. There's something about its creamy texture that makes it taste far more rich and decadent than it really is. Normally I'll purchase hummus from the store, but recently I remembered how easy it is to make — even when I'm in a hurry!
Use a food processor and canned beans, and you'll have homemade hummus in a matter of minutes. Serve as a dip with carrots and toasted whole wheat pita or, for a more figure-friendly and flavorful condiment, slather on sandwich bread. To look at the recipe — it's slightly spicy thanks to the addition of red pepper flakes — read more
The star of the show is a curried red lentil stew with vegetables and rice. It's a menu that's hearty, healthy, and downright scrumptious, so get the recipes after the break.
The chicken is seasoned with ground ginger and coriander, and thanks to quick-cooking boneless skinless tenders, it's ready in just five short minutes. Don't be intimidated by the multiple steps in the recipe, it really is simple. To check it out, read more
My sister is on the cover of a fabulous new book called Change the World For Ten Bucks. The idea behind the book — which is written by an organization called We Are What We Do — is small actions multiplied by lots of people equals big change. Basically if everyone stops using plastic bags and recycles more, the world will be a better place! I'm a huge fan of the book and the concept.
Thus, I'm doing my part to help: my sister has organized a day of volunteerism for a large group of people, and I'm donating a delicious lunch for them to enjoy. Since Earth Day is tomorrow, I invite you to join me by packing this picnic and planning your own day of volunteerism.
To keep energy up I'm making maple-almond trail mix with dried bananas. I'll also pack a bunch of fresh fruit (apples, bananas, strawberries, etc.) for the group to snack on. For lunch, the volunteers can choose either roasted red pepper sandwiches with tapenade and basil or curried chicken salad with spiced chickpeas. Both items are healthy and well-balanced. To look at the recipes, read more
Who knew chickpeas could be transformed into so many delicious dishes?! Yesterday Yum recommended using them as a spread-like salad in a sandwich, and today I'm suggesting you form the canned beans into individual cakes.
These flavorful patties are seasoned with garlic, cumin, and parsley. They're the perfect topping to a Mediterranean-style salad dressed with tangy Greek yogurt sauce. If this vegetarian meal sounds interesting to you, get the recipe and read more