Posts Tagged by chickpeas

Cilantro and Lime Chickpea Salad

When I was first going to try this recipe I wasn’t sure if I should actually use two cans of chickpeas. I’m the only one in the house who will eat them so I didn’t want to end up with a big batch of something I didn’t like. I’m so glad that I used both because I’ve been eating this almost daily. The combination of the cilantro and lime dressing tastes great with the chickpeas. […] read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I’ve seen numerous recipes posted all over the internet that call for pureed beans in place of butter or oil in a recipe. Since I’ve already done multiple experiments using beans as a fat replacer I figured I would give it a try by combining two different recipes for chocolate chip cookie bars. One recipe was for a low carb bar using an almond/coconut based baking mix. The other recipe used pureed beans in place […] read more

Chickpea And Lentil Salad

I’m always looking for new side dish recipes. Veggies always appear somewhere on my plate but it’s great to find something to replace things the rest of the family eats such as pasta, potatoes or rice.  Though I usually aim for low carb dishes this recipe worked out well. The complex carbs in the beans/lentils haven’t caused any blood sugar crashes. Chickpea and Lentil Salad 1 – 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drainded and rinsed […] read more

Cooking Dried Beans In Your Crockpot

Reasons to cook your own beans: * super easy to do * no sodium or other unnecessary ingredients added * long presoaking helps to make them more digestable then canned beans * avoid BPA which is found lining many cans on the market * making your own saves you money. One 16 ounce bag of dried beans is equal to 3 cans of beans (15 ounce each) * did I mention they are super easy […] read more