Chickpea Chia Patties

This is a variation of my Chickpea Patties recipe.  I wanted to improve the recipe by increasing the moistness, so I added soaked chia seeds to the chickpea mixture. I was very happy with the results—and so were the customers. I got rave reviews! Ingredients 1 cup dry chickpeas—soaked over night (at least 8 hours)…

Brown Rice Pilaf with Sautéed Veggies & Tahini Sauce

In this recipe I incorporated many of the different whole food groups (grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts and seeds) into one dish.  It’s hearty, tasty–and satisfying! Ingredients 2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice* 3 tablespoons olive oil or your favorite cooking oil 1–2 tablespoons chopped or minced garlic 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup cooked black…

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…

White Bean Hummus

Yes! Another hummus recipe. I know that there are so many good recipes out there, but I just had to create one of my own. It’s a bit lighter as there is no added olive oil often found in hummus recipes. Even without the added fat, it’s still creamy and delicious. Tahini has its own…

Split Pea Patties with Tahini Dressing

This is a variation of my chickpea patty recipe. You can use various legumes for this dish (lentils, chickpeas, split peas, mung beans). They each have their own unique taste. Ingredients: 1 cup dry split peas, soaked overnight ¼ cup water 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)…

Sesame Tofu Salad

I like to come up with ways to make tofu taste good. It really is possible. By adding texture and flavor, tofu can be quite enjoyable. Baking tofu is a great way to add chewy texture without frying. Season the tofu before baking it  to add flavor. Tofu is an inexpensive protein source, so if you…