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Chickpea Breadcrumbs (grain-free, oil-free)

Chickpea breadcrumbs, made with canned chickpeas, are grain-free, oil-free, & bread-free! High-protein, oil-free, frugal, and easy-to-make, they are every bit as delicious & versatile as traditional bread crumbs. I am a sucker for all things crunchy. Toasted nuts & seeds, crisp crackers, cold crudités, and crumb-coated anything–yes please, it’s all satisfaction to me. If you …

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Basic Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins {grain-free, oil-free}

Tender, oil-free & vegan chickpea flour muffins made with three kinds of chickpea products (canned chickpeas, chickpea liquid, & chickpea flour). They are grain-free, easy to make, & have 137 calories & 5 grams protein each. I have a short and sweet post for all of you today, with a short and sweet recipe to …

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Triple Chickpea Sandwich Bread {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Grain-free, oil-free, sugar-free, and vegan triple chickpea sandwich bread! It is made with chickpea flour, canned chickpeas, and chickpea liquid (aquafaba). My Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread is a staple at our house. Grain-free, vegan, and only 5 ingredients (chickpea flour, seltzer water, oil, baking soda, and sweetener), it is easy, versatile, and perfect for toasting, …

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Roasted Tomato Chickpea & Cauliflower Salad {vegan, high protein}

This roasted tomato chickpea & cauliflower salad is a vibrant, mid- winter side dish, made with minimal (and familiar) ingredients. It is vegan, grain-free & high in protein, too. Lush summer produce is months away, but that doesn’t mean winter vegetables need to be boring. With a bit of ingenuity and (you”ll be happy to …

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Chocolate Cake {Grain-Free, 1-bowl}

The recipe you need for upcoming spring and summer celebrations: my vegan chickpea flour chocolate cake! Made in one bowl, it is grain-free, gluten-free and vegan. It’s not a miracle, but it is most definitely marvelous! Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope this post finds you well and (wishful thinking for all) enjoying the first glimpses …

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Vegan Avocado Chickpea Shakshuka

California-style skillet supper, made super-simple: vegan avocado chickpea shakshuka! It is egg-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and ready in minutes. A Monday-Friendly Meatless Monday Meal I’m all for Meatless Monday, especially at dinnertime, but I have a caveat: Monday should be given equal consideration with Meatless. Mondays do not need to be capped off with complicated ingredients, …

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Healthy Brownie Batter Hummus {vegan, oil-free}

Have you got 3 minutes? Then you have enough time to whip up a batch of healthy brownie batter hummus! It tastes like indulgence, but is a super nutritious treat! It is vegan, oil-free, & only 38 calories a serving. Brownie Batter Dip Made with Chickpeas! Hooray, the weekend is upon us! Whether your plans …

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Vegan Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies {oil-free, flourless, grain-free}

Vegan gingerbread chickpea blondies nourish your body as they satisfy your sweet tooth! They are flourless, vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free and low-sugar. Hello, everyone! I hope this Sunday finds you happy and well, and, for those of you in the United States, safe (and undelayed!) in your return Thanksgiving travels. I am thankful to be …

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Cheap & Easy Vegan Protein Bars (no powders!)

Cheap & easy vegan protein bars, made with wholesome natural ingredients and no protein powder! They are gluten-free, oil-free, and can be varied in countless ways. No matter how many years it’s been since leaving school, late summer will always feel like the start of new year. I imagine I will still be tidying my …

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Baked Vegetable & Hummus Bites {vegan, grain-free, gluten-free}

I have a very special snack to cap off this first month; it took some finagling to get it right, but, oh my stars, the final result is a winner. It’s my hummus and vegetables bites. Forget packing one container of hummus, another of cut-up vegetables. With a few humble ingredients, a muffin tin, and …

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Chipotle Cheese Bread Bites {Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Healthy & vegan chipotle cheese bread bites that taste like your favorite queso dip! They are oil-free, gluten-free, & have just 80 calories apiece. A perfect savory fitness snack! Queso  is on the menu at just about every Tex-Mex joint here in the Lone Star State, and no wonder: warm, gooey cheese, typically with a hot pepper …

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Coconut Cookie Dough Energy Truffles {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Every so often I have a day that feels like I’m playing volleyball with a shotput. It comes out of left field, sans any easy explanations such as lack of sleep, one too many glasses of wine the night before, or a Leviathan load of stress. Do you have such days? For some reason, they seem …

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Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies {Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free}

Thumbprints are endearing cookies. Typically petite, round, and dolloped with something sweet in the middle, they are charming with a cup of Earl Grey tea, or perhaps a tall, cold glass of milk. Not these thumbprints. Say hello to power thumbprints! Sure, they are still as cute as can be, but their charm belies their powerful …

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Chickpea Flour Mini Quiches {vegan, grain-free, gluten-free}

Today is the last day of my month of portable power food (I’ll do a round-up of all of the recipes in a separate post), all of which I designed for staying on track through January in particular, but all year round, too. I’ve written only one savory option so far (Paleo Almond Flour Mushroom …

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus {oil-free & tahini-free}

Roasted red pepper hummus that is oil-free, tahini-free, low in calories, high in protein and frugal, too! Enjoy it as a dip, spread or topping. Hummus is a subject of jest with my husband, not because he does not like it (he does), but because he has a Ph.D. in Literature. Allow me to explain: …

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Skinny Green Pea Hummus {oil-free, tahini-free, 5 ingredients}

Skinny green pea hummus, made without oil and tahini. It is healthy, vegan, oil-free, tahini-free, yet vibrant with fresh flavor. Made with only 5 ingredients, it is ready, start to finish, in 5 minutes. Your New Snack Option: Healthy Green Pea Hummus I am a happy camper when I have an assortment of homemade, ready-to-eat, …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts-Quinoa Salad w/ Chickpeas & Pomegranate

Following in my {lame} tradition of posting holiday recipes after the holidays, I offer my Saint Patrick’s Day quinoa salad. It’s super green, super-delicious, and features one of my favorite vegetables, Brussels sprouts. I despised Brussels sprouts in my childhood: the taste, the texture, the smell…the everything. My siblings and I presented a united front …

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Peanut Butter Chickpea Blondies {vegan, grain-free}

My quick and easy Peanut Butter Chickpea Blondies taste decadent but are super-heathy! They are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and only 102 calories each. Hi everyone, hope you are staying warm and cozy on this first day of February. We’re a month in to the New Year, so it is a great time to reassess …

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Oil-Free Crispy Roasted Chickpeas {Easy, High-Protein}

Truly crunchy oil-free crispy roasted chickpeas! A healthy high-protein snack, they can be kept plain or seasoned any way that you like with herbs and spices. Today, I ate roasted chickpeas. It’s something I’ve waited two decades to try. I have known about roasted chickpeas since I was seven years old. I was obsessed with …

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Chickpea and Potato Masala {vegan + gluten-free}

When I was in graduate school, my California friends and acquaintances back home would invariably ask the same question with every return visit: “Remind me where it is you attend school? It’s one of the I states, isn’t it?” After years of replying “Indiana,” the abbreviated responses remained constant: in summer, “Ooh, Hot!” and in …

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Spinach, Jicama & Chickpea Winter Salad w/ Lime Dressing

Good morning, everyone! Hope this February day is going well so far. Today’s post is short and sweet, or, more specifically crunchy, since it involves my new twist on salad. Salad, or, more generally, vegetables, in the winter are challenging. New Year’s resolutions are made to eat more of them, but one can only eat …

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