Chickpea Sandwich

 

Not your regular tuna sandwich

                                  

The tuna in this sandwich was substituted with you guessed it chickpeas!

Within the last few of months, seven to be exact,  I have ventured along the path from vegetarian, pescetarian and now being fully vegan. Through trials and tribulations, I have come up with some very healthy vegan meals with help and guidance from (Pierre)
.  I would love to share these new recipes and the knowledge that I acquired with you on my journey.

Let’s get into the anatomy of this sandwich because it is amazing.

 

I started off with a whole wheat multi-grain bread which was toasted over medium heat using avocado oil until golden brown.  Next, we build the sandwich.  I added homemade vegan avocado mayo, which was so delicious.  Take a slice of bread and form a ring with kale leaves to hold in the delicious chickpeas salad. Then add slices of cucumbers and tomatoes, red and onions. The other slice of bread is not to be forgotten and add a little sriracha.  It’s optional but enhances the flavor profile dramatically.

It was delicious. If you don’t believe me try it out for yourself.

Focaccia bread

Focaccia Bread

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This savory Italian bread is incredible! I love making fresh bread, and with this dough being very similar to pizza, which I love, making this dish was even more enjoyable. Focaccia is usually drizzled with a little olive oil, sea salt, and maybe some rosemary.  

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But it is also another one of those versatile classics; there is so much to be done with a pan of focaccia! I wanted to include the simple, original ingredients and then develop the flavor profile even further by adding other fresh ingredients. Using a quality extra virgin olive oil certainly makes a difference here because the product is so straightforward in the first place. The more robust flavor of an extra virgin olive oil enhances the other ingredients. I took it a step further and infused some other flavors into the oil by heating them together. This made such a big difference!

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And as I mentioned about the versatility of this recipe, all kinds of ingredients can top the focaccia. Personally, I used crab meat and olives, but use whatever calls to you! Freshly shredded cheese or roasted red peppers…. Comment below with ingredients you want to try with this focaccia.

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Chicken pot stickers

Chicken pot stickers

 

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Oh these are so fun! Sometimes I get in a mood and I just want to cook. I love coming up with my own recipes. I wasn’t sure what I wanted so I went into my fridge and looked for some ingredients.  Cabbage , mushrooms, scallions, chicken and a few other things and I’m ready to go.

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I had to brainstorm what to do with all the ingredients, and I didn’t want to make a normal chicken dish. I felt like I was on an episode of Chopped, prepped out all my ingredients and then I mixed all the ingredients together and add a thickening agent like corn flour so it call all stay together and not fall out.

14This idea just popped up at me! They’re the perfect Thanksgiving appetizers. What’s your go to favorite spur of the moment meal, or what did you make for you thanksgiving appetizer ? Comment below and let me know.

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Jalapeno cheese biscuit

Jalapeno cheese biscuit

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When it comes to buttery flaky biscuits this sweet and spicy side dish takes the win.

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I love a little spice in my life. Adding  jalapeno to the biscuit recipe was a great idea so I kept rolling with it. I added some cheese to complement the jalapeno. I used a smoked cheddar and Parmesan cheese.
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On  its way to the oven I made an egg wash and added some honey then topped with a little more cheese. Its was soo yummy!   want to try it click here.  like the recipe comment below.