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Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea pancakes with Quinoa flour.

Some people may think that chickpeas are not that great but have you tried them in pancake batter?  This dish is good for vegetarians who live an alkaline lifestyle or if you have a wheat or gluten intolerance. This savory pancake is filled with protein and fiber and ingredients follow the Dr. Sebi list of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup garbanzo bean flour

1 cup Quinoa flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder (not Dr. Sebi approved)

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup coconut milk

3/4 cup hot water

2-4 Tbls avocado or grapeseed oil

Simple syrup on top:

1 cup blueberries

1 cup strawberries

1 key lime-juice

1/4 cup pure agave nectar.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well.

Add Coconut milk/cream to well and stir.

Add extremely hot water to thick batter. Stir

Heat Skillet on Med to Med-high heat

Add a little oil to coat skillet.

Add 1/2 cup batter or as much as you’d like

(depending on how light or dark you like your pancakes determines the length of cooking time each side)

Simple syrup:

Add all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer on Low approximately 5-10 minutes.

 

Chickpea Pancakes

Roasted Okra & Greens

Stir Fry is an easy go-to meal that almost any family can make in under 30 minutes. Okra has been a fan favorite for decades in the south. Originally from the indigenous people of the Gold coasts of West Africa, Okra made its way  in the bellies of the “New World” in the late 1600’s. However, it’s most commonly known for being included in Creole patois since the 1800’s to the present.

Since Okra and Collard greens are a huge component in the south. I decided to take the two most common items and create a healthy, vegan meal that can be created alongside cornbread and black-eyed peas or as a meal by itself.

My goal was not to overcook the greens so the nutrients still remain in them hence cooking them under 2 minutes.

Here’s the recipe for roasted Okra and Collard Greens stir fry.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Roasted Okra:
1/2 lb okra cut in halves
3 tbls grape seed oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp ground sage
Bake at 400 F approx.10-12 minutes

Sautéed Mixture:
2 cups chopped collard greens
2 cups chopped Kale
1/2 onion
1/2 large Green bell pepper
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Approx. 3-4 tbls grape seed/Avocado oil
3/4 tbls sea salt

2 cups Garbanzo beans
3/4 cup Black beans

Grains:
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup Kamut Approx
1 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

Boil grains as directed on package.

As grains are boiling, preheat oven to 400 F.

Rinse and slice Okra in halves.

Prepare Okra by mixing oils, herbs and sea salt together on a baking sheet.

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Bake Okra approximately 10-12 minutes

As Okra is baking, Chop your Sautee mixture.

Heat skillet on Med-High heat with Grapeseed/Avocado oil

Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms first for a few seconds (coat)

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Then Add greens and Kale and sautee’ approximately 2 minutes.

 

By this time, the  Okra should be done. Remove and Let cool.

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Continuously stir the Greens mixture.

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Grains should be done.

Add cooked or canned Garbanzo beans. Add Sea Salt. Stir

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(If you want to keep this meal Dr. Sebi approved, do not add Black beans)

Add Black beans. Stir

 Add 2 cups cooked quinoa and 1/4 cup cooked Kamut  to the mixture.

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Stir approx. 1 minute

Add Okra and Enjoy!

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*This entire meal was alkaline until we added black beans. If you follow Dr. Debi’s plan, do not add black beans.

Electric Fries

There’s a movement going on with food. From non-gmo to organic to alkaline foods highly sought after. Lately, I’ve taken part in the vegan and vegetarian movement since July or August of 2015. Experimenting with more alkaline foods has given me a sense of confidence in being healthy not just for myself but so that I am able to lead my kids effectively in having a healthy and optimal life.

Creating meals and snacks similar to the starchy foods we’ve been eating is making the challenge fun, exciting and difficult. So I tried making some Garbanzo bean fries. Although, they were a hit, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to food. So I altered the order of when the salt should be added because I felt the flavor should be in the flour mixture.

In my first try, I added the salt to taste after frying the Garbanzo bean fries, however, I found that adding sea salt, and Onion Powder during the boiling point, made the flavors more salivating. Below is my recipe to simple, yet easy electric fries.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups boiling water
2 cups chickpea flour
1 Tbls sea salt
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
3 cups grape seed oil
1 Tbls Sweet Basil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Boil water
Add Sea Salt, Onion powder. Stir.
Add chickpea flour in water
Cook. Stir. Until well mixed approximately 2 minutes on Med-Med/High heat

Pour batter in glass dish approximately 2-3 hours. Chill
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Remove from dish and slice like potato fries.
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Heat oil and fry until golden on each side

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Chana Dal

Chana Dal are baby Garbanzo split beans. These beans are used in many Indian dishes for soups or casual soups. Here’s my take on Chana Dal. 

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup rice

1 cup Chana Dal Beans

6 cups water

4 tbs olive oil

1 small onion

3 large Garlic cloves

1 med Tomato

1/2 Mango

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp chili Powder

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Black Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Boil Rice as Directed.

Boil Chana Dal beans in 4 cups of water.  In skillet, sautée onions in olive oil-2 minutes. Add Garlic and sautée for 1 minute. 

Add diced tomatoes and cubed mango and cook for 1 minute. Add Garlic powder, coriander, chili powder, and turmeric. Stir for 1 minute. 

Once beans are done. (Not too firm, not too mushy) add onion and spice mixture and bring to boil with remaining water and salt. Cook 5 min

Serve over bed of Thai or Sushi rice. 





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