Foods for Winter Blues

If you are like most people, the shorter daylight hours and dreary weather of winter can sometimes get you down. Less sunlight and fewer opportunities for outdoor exercise can combine to make you feel sluggish. But did you know you can improve the way you feel by eating certain natural foods? It’s true. In fact,…

Chickpea Patties

This recipe is a variation of Indian vada. You can use different varieties of legumes and adjust the seasonings according to your preference. The chickpeas make this dish reminiscent of falafel. It’s a healthier version since it’s baked rather than deep-fried. I serve it with my own “house” tahini dressing, which my friends and family…

Chickpea Salad

This recipe is a take on tuna salad. I used ingredients that are common in salads such as these. Vegenaise (reduced fat) is usually my mayo of choice, but you can use any mayo you like. The nutritional yeast adds flavor and protein to the dish. I like to coarsely mash the cooked chickpeas so that…

Curry Spiced Garbanzos

I created this recipe at work yesterday, on the spur of the moment. It was for my “Savory Snacks” demo. The store is abounding with garbanzos right now, so I decided to try this out. It’s a simple snack food that is inexpensive and easy to make. Curry Spiced Garbanzos 1- 15 oz. can garbanzos…

Thai Curry Chili

If you are in the mood for a very different style of Chili sure to satisfy, this is it! The is a fusion recipe: traditional chili flavors combined with thai flavors.  I was making chili one night for dinner and I had a little bit of coconut milk left over–and you know, shelf life and…