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Recipe: Curried Chickpeas

This is a recipe that I make quite often, it’s yummy and you can either make it spicy or leave the spice out. These chickpeas are great by themselves or spooned over some basmanti rice.

Curried Chickpeas

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1 can diced tomatoes

1  onion

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon hot curry powder (optional)

1 teaspoon olive oil


1. Place the olive oil and onions in pan and sautéed until onions are tender.

2. stir in chickpeas & their liquid along with coriander, cloves, minced garlic, turmeric, garam masala & curry powder. Let simmer

3. Pour in can of diced tomatoes and stir.

4. Let simmer for about 10 mins to allow all ingredients to meld together.

5. Remove from fire and spoon curried chickpeas over Basmanti rice.


*For now I am using pictures I have procured from vegcooking blog, when I make this dish again I will replace with my own pictures.


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Recipe: Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

So as promised in my previous post here is the recipe for THAI COCONUT SHRIMP SOUP as adapted from the recipe posted by Morgan @ For the Love of Skinny

1 can Light Coconut Milk (250 calories per can)

1 can Chicken Broth*  (10 calories per can)

2 cups of small shrimp

1/2 small box of baby bella mushrooms

1/2  green pepper

1/2  red pepper

1/2 cup of chopped shallots

2 cups cooked brown rice**

1 can bamboo shoots

1/2 bag frozen italian green beans (flat green beans)

2 cloves of minced garlic

Garlic powder


1.5 teaspoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon Sriracha (Hot chili sauce)**

Add all ingredients into pan and simmer for about 15 – 20  mins and Viola a yummy yet good for you soup!

*I used chicken Broth but if you do not want chicken flavor use vegetable broth. I also used Light & Fat Free chicken Broth from College Inn

**I used Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice pouch in the Chicken Flavored Brown Rice variety. I was lazy and didn’t feel like waiting for brown rice to cook. Again you do not have to use the chicken flavor, they have plain also.

***I like spicy and this sauce gives the soup a spicy kick. If you do not like spicy feel free to leave this sauce out.

 I hope you all like the soup and if you make this recipe or a recipe derived from it let me know!


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