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Chunky Chana Masala

 

I’m sure most people would agree that Indian food fucking rocks! I, for one, can’t live without it, so I had to make one of my favorite dishes from the tasty cuisine to satisfy my craving at home.

Chana masala, consisting of chickpeas and a blend of mouth-watering spices, is pretty easy to make with a lot of room for creativity. In this case, I added potatoes to the mix because why not? You can almost never go wrong with potatoes!

Now that you get the idea, let’s get started already!

What you’ll need: 

  • Non-stick skillet
  • Sauce pan
  • Rice cooker or boiling pot
  • Olive oil
  • 1-2 potatoes of your choosing
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • Salt/oil-free (if possible) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of white basmati rice
  • Curry powder
  • Garam masala
  • Garlic & onion powder
  • Salt & black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat non-stick skillet on med-high heat. Chop potatoes into desired size and toss into skillet. Add a cap-full of olive oil with basic seasonings (garlic, onion, and pepper) and let the taters steam for about 20-25 mins.
  2. Boil rice using the 2:1 (cups of water to rice) ratio. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  3. Once the potatoes are close to being fork-tender, preheat sauce pan on high and toss in chickpeas. Use a cap-full of oil with basic seasonings and stir until slightly browned. Pour in tomato sauce and add in all the spices to taste.
  4. Stir the chickpeas and sauce and let them simmer on low until the potatoes are soft. Then, pour the sauce mixture into the skillet with the potatoes and stir until the potatoes are evenly covered.
  5. Add any finishing touches and plate this beautiful meal!

Have fun with this and enjoy!!

Your Perfect Smoothie Bowl Awaits!

Smoothie bowls rule! They’re another perfect meal for the lazy cook but are sometimes wayyy too pretty to eat (not really). It takes some creativity, but you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy this tasty treat! Try it out 🙂

What You’ll Need: 

  • High-speed blender
  • A big ol’ bowl
  • Approximately 3 (or more for each) fresh AND frozen bananas
  • Other fruit of your choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Water and/or plant milk
  • Oats and granola (sugar, salt, and oil-free if possible)

Instructions: 

Add about 4-6 ounces of water and/or plant milk to your blender. Toss in an equal amount of fresh and frozen bananas and blend on high for around 10 seconds to prep. Then add any other tasty fruit (like strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, etc.) along with 1/8 tsp of vanilla extract and blend until you are pleased with the consistency. Pour the deliciousness in a bowl and decorate with oats, granola, or more fruit. Be creative and have fun!

 

My Simply Delicious 3-Ingredient Pancakes!

I’m not going to blab too much because I’m excited to get this recipe! But I can’t stand making complicated dishes, especially for breakfast. I believe that the most important meal of the day should be the easiest too, so if you’re on-board with me then this is the meal for you!

What You’ll Need: 

  • 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1-1 1/2 cup(s) of plant milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • High-speed blender
  • Non-stick skillet
  • Spatula

Instructions:

Blend your oats first for about 30 seconds until it becomes its own flour. Then add in the plant milk and bananas to the blender and let it run until it turns into a thick batter. Transfer 1/3 cup-sized portions of your batter to a medium-heated skillet. Toss in some sweet spices and proceed how you normally would with pancakes and voila! You got yourself an SOS-free, cruelty-free, and super tasty breakfast! Enjoy 🙂