Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes (vegan, gluten-free) & a New Non-Dairy Beverage (With A $50 Whole Foods Giveaway)

This recipe for Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes is both vegan and gluten-free. It can be ready in under an hour and most of that time is cooking time, so you can be doing other things (like browsing Instagram or catching snippets of your fave show on Netflix). #vegan #wholefoods #glutenfree #healthy #plantbased  #recipe

When the weather turns chilly, there's nothing so comforting as a warm meal - a hearty dish that's both nourishing and delicious, like these Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes. I am a big fan of the chickpea, or the garbanzo bean if you will. Whatever you call it, this humble-looking legume has a satisfying body and a willingness to absorb the flavours of a tasty sauce or seasoning.

This recipe for Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes is both vegan and gluten-free. It can be ready in under an hour and most of that time is cooking time, so you can be doing other things (like browsing Instagram or catching snippets of your favourite show on Netflix). You might say, "If this recipe is vegan, how is it 'creamy'?" Fair question. The curry sauce is made creamy with the addition of a rather exciting new non-dairy beverage, made right here in Canada. It's called Veggemo and it's the first non-dairy beverage to originate from veggies.


Veggemo - non-dairy milk from pea protein - does NOT contain: dairy, gluten, soy, GMOs, carrageenan, nuts or cholesterol! Plus it's vegan and kosher. #nondairy #dairyfree #vegan

Please stop imagining a milk made from broccoli, cucumber and lettuce. Ha ha. Veggemo is made from mild-tasting ingredients such as pea protein, tapioca and potato. Peas provide protein, nutrition and flavour, while tapioca from cassava (a root vegetable) gives the beverage its creamy texture. Potatoes make this dairy-free alternative smooth and milky white. And Veggemo is fortified - it's rich in calcium and Vitamin D and provides an excellent source of Vitamin B12.

Here's what Veggemo does NOT contain: dairy, gluten, soy, GMOs, carrageenan, nuts or cholesterol! Plus it's vegan and kosher. Pea protein is nutritious and easily digestible, making Veggemo a great alternative for those who suffer from dairy allergies and sensitivities and for others, like me, who simply don't want to drink milk. The peas used for Veggemo are grown and naturally processed in Belgium. Veggemo is available in original, unsweetened and vanilla flavours, all in shelf-stable packaging. Original and vanilla contain organic cane sugar, while unsweetened is sugar-free. Veggemo does not taste like traditional milk (which I think is a good thing). It has a unique flavour all its own. I enjoy it, and - as I said in this What I Ate Wednesday post - my kids like it too. That's a big yay!

Find out more about Veggemo and how to get it at a store near you. (Hint: here in Ontario it's available at Walmart Supercentres!)

This recipe for Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes is both vegan and gluten-free. It can be ready in under an hour and most of that time is cooking time, so you can be doing other things (like browsing Instagram or catching snippets of your fave show on Netflix). #vegan #wholefoods #glutenfree #healthy #plantbased  #recipe

Back to that delicious Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes recipe. I based this recipe on an authentic family curry recipe that was given to my husband by a friend. It's a favourite with everyone in my family, even my son (who normally turns his nose up at my "healthy" dinners). It benefits from a pleasant blend of warming spices like chili powder, turmeric and coriander, as well as ginger root, fresh tomatoes, potatoes, lemon juice and fresh cilantro.

This curry is a classic example of how you can join together healthy whole foods and spices to make a satisfying and delicious meal that is kind to your body. No artificial ingredients, sugars or wheat. It's a very affordable dish too, especially if you cook your own chickpeas to start. Just put two cups of dry chickpeas in a pot of water the night before. In the morning, dump the water, rinse the chickpeas, put them back in the pot with fresh water and boil for an hour until tender. If you're going to buy canned chickpeas, I prefer Eden Organic chickpeas in BPA-free cans.

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Creamy Curried Chickpeas with Potatoes



by Joann MacDonald
Keywords: entree gluten-free nut-free vegan vegetarian soy-free

Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced or 1 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups cooked or canned chickpeas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Veggemo non-dairy beverage, unsweetened
  • 1 cup potatoes, cut in small chunks
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • fresh coriander (garnish)
  • 1/2 fresh tomato, diced (garnish)
Instructions

In a large pot, heat coconut oil over medium-high heat.

Add the cumin and mustard seeds and allow them to warm through for a minute or so. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chili powder, coriander, turmeric, black pepper and tomatoes. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

Add the chickpeas, water and salt. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 20 minutes. 

Add Veggemo and potatoes. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for another 20 minutes with the lid partway on, until potatoes are tender, adding more water if needed.

Stir in lemon juice. Serve over basmati rice and garnish with coriander and tomatoes.

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86 comments:

  1. I think I would really like the Bananamo bread recipe!

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  2. Creamy Tomato Soup!
    Jan

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  3. The Very berry banana smoothie looks simple and tasty!

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  4. Would love the very berry banana smoothie. Smoothies are the best!

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  5. definitely the noodle bowl, i am such a sucker for peanut sauce... thanks for the giveaway! rhonnamarie@net7.us

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  6. The light 'n fluffy pancakes look divine!

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  7. I love me some chickpeas especially presented like this mm mm good. As for the dish with the salsa and chips dish from Moms basement you should give it away, and I would like it please.

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  8. On these cold days, the creamy tomato soup looks divine!

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  9. I would love to try the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl recipe.

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  10. I think the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks delicious.

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  11. Love to try the Veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder

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  12. I love Veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder.

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  13. I like the Light ‘n fluffy pancakes Recipe.

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  14. Oh the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl look so yummy to me!

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  15. the Bananamo bread appeals to me most

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  16. I like the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl
    Recipe

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  17. I love soups and hot dish items, but have a weakness for blueberries. SO I would say Blueberry coffee cake squares looked awesome!

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  18. Love the Creamy leek, potato & dill soup.

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  19. The
    Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks good!

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  20. I would make the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl first. Love the little dish with sliced red chilis.
    MPaula

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  21. The Creamy leek, potato & dill soup sounds delicious !

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  22. The Bananamo bread sounds yummy!

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  23. I want to make the overnight apple pie spice oatmeal.

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  24. blueberry coffee cake squares! Yum.

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  25. The Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks SO tasty! I love "noodle" dishes!

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  26. The blueberry coffee cake squares look divine!

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  27. The Light 'n Fluffy Pancakes look good.

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  28. Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl

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  29. Creamy tomato soup looks like a great recipe to try!

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  30. The Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks fabulous

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  31. The Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks fabulous

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  32. I like the Bananamo bread recipe!

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  33. I would love to try the creamy tomato soup (especially in this cold weather)

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  34. The creamy tomato soup would be my pick

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  35. I would love to try the Creamy leek, potato & dill soup! looks delicious!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  36. I thought the recipe for Veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder sounds really yummy!

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  37. I love creamy soups, so the Creamy leek, potato & dill soup would make a fantastic dish for our family!

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  38. Definitely the Bananamo bread recipe. Looks delicious :)
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  39. Very berry banana smoothie looks great
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  40. The creamy tomato soup looks so tasty! I'd love to try it.

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  41. I love the sound of the Blueberry coffee cake squares

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  42. The Hot oatmeal superpower bowls look great and something we would all love in our house. Big fans of oatmeal and always looking for ways to mix it up.

    Haven't come across veggemo yet, but will be keeping my eyes out for it. Sounds like an interesting option for my kids.

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    1. For sure! What's great about it too is that you can bake things with Veggemo to send to school, since it's made without nuts, or even dairy and soy.

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  43. Bailey Dexter The Hot oatmeal superpower bowls look great for morning. I like the twist on just oatmeals as well as the grand kids would enjoy it to!

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  44. Creamy leek, potato & dill soup sounds good

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  45. the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl recipe sounds delish!

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  46. I like the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl

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  47. Bananamo bread is a recipe I would make because I love baking bread.

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  48. Creamy leek potato & dill soup looks yummy

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  49. Bananamo bread looks sooo good, and the potato and dill soup looks great too for these cold winter days.

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  50. Bananamo bread looks delish!

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  51. The creamy leek potato & dill soup-linda-@Seaway77 on Twitter

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  52. the Very berry banana smoothie looks awesome, but really they all do!!
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  53. The spinach, pineapple and banana smoothie!

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  54. I like the Creamy leek, potato & dill soup

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  55. I think the Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks good.

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  56. The Bananamo bread recipe sounds yummy!

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  57. The Blueberry Coffee Cake Squares look and sound sooo good!

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  59. The Creamy tomato soup is the recipe for me!! I can't resist a hot bowl of tomato soup.

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  60. So many awesome recipes. I would definitely have to say the Creamy tomato soup- it looks amazing!
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  61. The Curried peanut veggie noodle bowl
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  62. The curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks amazing!!

    Kristin Goodson
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  63. Blueberry coffee cake squares

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  64. I like the very berry banana smoothie

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  65. I'd love to try this -> Hot oatmeal superpower bowls
    Recipe: http://bit.ly/1M4mN5A

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  66. I'd like to try the Light ‘n fluffy pancakes

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  67. I would love to try the Hot oatmeal superpower bowls

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  68. the creamy tomato soup looks really good :)

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  69. The blueberry coffee cake sounds yummy!

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  70. I love the Very berry banana smoothie I love smoothies and everywhere I go I always get the same - strawberry, banana it's simply the best.

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  71. I'd love to make the very berry banana smoothie - it's so easy and so healthy!

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  72. I would like to try the Creamy tomato soup.

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  73. I would like to try the Light N Fluffy Pancakes!

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  74. I'd love to try Veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder! It looks fabulous!

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  75. I thought it would be a perfect addition to that tomato soup

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  76. The Veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder recipe looks super tasty!

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  77. I'd like to try the bananamo bread recipe.

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  78. I love the light and fluffy pancakes.

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  79. Very berry banana smoothie sounds yummy!

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