Tag: chickpeas

Vegetarian chickpea tuna salad sandwich

A protein packed meal you can throw together in minutes! This vegetarian chickpea tuna salad sandwich is surprisingly simple and quick to make. Lemony chunky chickpea spread is sandwiched between soft sourdough, sweet tomatoes and crisp lettuce, making every bite…

Make ahead Mediterranean quinoa bowls

I got just the right post-holiday thing for you – Make ahead Mediterranean quinoa bowls! I’m kind of still in recovery mode after a 4-day weekend, so forgive me if I’m both over enthusiastic and less than at times. Not…

Creamy beet hummus

Whyyy is it so hot out? The air is so heavy it makes it hard to breathe and no drink or ice cream are making it better. And my kitchen is now a sauna, which would be wonderful if I…

Vegetarian chickpea lasagna Bolognese

Back when I posted the cauliflower pesto recipe, I mentioned that my mom’s spaghetti Bolognese was my favorite dish, well one of many. While I don’t miss eating meat, I do really miss my mom’s cooking. And one of the things she did best was a lasagna Bolognese, obviously very similar to spaghetti Bolognese, but with a lot more cheese.

vegetarian chickpea lasagna bolognese

Every layer in her lasagna was perfection – she was absolutely picky when it came to meat and so the Bolognese was always amazing, the béchamel was creamy without any lumps, the pasta layered just perfectly and she never got skimpy with cheese. And the best part was that she always made a lasagna so big, plenty was left for later. And honestly, leftover lasagna quickly heated in the oven or microwave tastes divine, although I also always stole a few bites while it was still cold too.

Crispy chickpea spinach salad with a mustard dressing and feta

I’m afraid some of you think all I eat is pancakes and waffles, because I really don’t. Just thought I should throw that out there. While I love to indulge in sweet treats and often think “I wish I could eat this allll the time”, that’s not really what I want. I think that idea is really nice in theory, but could never be real life. I just don’t think you can feel good if all you eat day in and day out are pancakes, waffles and similar. I would challenge you all to try it, but I don’t want to give anyone a heart attack. Because life is really all about balance and food is no exception. And to balance out all the sweet things, here is a salad.

crispy chickpea spinach salad with mustard dressing

Now, I’m still getting there, and this recipe is definitely helping, but Rok eats a salad for lunch almost daily, which is my new goal now. And it makes perfect sense to have something nourishing, but fairly light for lunch when you’re working. Heavy food can make you feel sluggish and that’s not exactly ideal when you have work to do. Back when I still had an office job, I sometimes ordered a salad too (when I had the time to actually eat it in peace) and I have to say, looking back, it was definitely one of my favorite lunches. […]