I could have reduced the calories in this dish by using 1/2 T of Coconut Oil, but I decided I would prefer a smaller portion of rich, coconutty curry instead. I ate it with 1/2 cup of brown rice to make one of my 400 calorie Mini Meals.
2 T coconut oil
1 large onion, diced
3 T ginger, diced
10 cloves garlic, pressed
½ t cumin seeds
½ t ground cumin
½ t coriander
¼ t cinnamon
1 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 t Tony’s Cajun Seasoning
2 c chickpeas
10 oz package frozen spinach
½ c salsa
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 T soy sauce
- In a heavy bottomed pan add the oil, onion, ginger, garlic, and spices along with Tony’s seasoning.
- Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes
- Add chickpea and frozen spinach. Stir well. When the spinach starts to break up, cover and cook for 20 minutes , stirring occasionally
- Add salsa, vinegar and soy sauce
- Taste and adjust seasonings
Yield 4 cups
300 calories per cup
I am loving my new eating plan. Yesterday's food 1800 calories:
- Healthy Latkes
- Black Bean Burger on Chickpea Flatbread
- Pina Colada Oatmeal
- Chana Sag
- Green Smoothie
recipe. I got the flavor down, but I need to lower the calories and work on the texture. I made 1000 Island, Plain and Chipotle Lime. When I get it right, I will share the recipe.
I need some agar. I think that will be the final step in this process.
EDIT: I have perfected my Healthier Vegenaise Recipe! Click HERE to view it!
I am constantly revising and improving my recipes for my cookbook. This has been an process that has lasted over 3 years! When I am finally done, I will be so happy! Of course, this is only part of the journey. I need to find a publisher.
What is important to you in a cookbook? What are the top 3 things you look for?