As many of you know, I am a vegetarian with a strong lilt toward the vegan side of things. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or the most meat-eatingest person alive, the food I make still tastes good, so try out some of these if you want!


my mom sent me this one. Most of the ingredients are things I already have around, anyway, and it doesn’t take much time or effort to prepare this! Instant classic!

Creamy Chickpea Soup with garlic and lemon

4 large garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 15-19 oz cans chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)

juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

~1~ c water

2-3 tbsp chutney

toasted sesame seeds or crumbled feta (optional)

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook garlic in oil until golden (3-5 min). Add chickpeas with their liquid and heat through. Add lemon juice, oregano, salt, and red pepper. Simmer for 10 min. Put mixture in a blender and blend till smooth. Return to the pan, stir in water, and heat through. Add watter to achieve desired consistency. Serve in warm bowls, stirring in a little chutney and sprinkling seeds of feta.



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