Archive for April, 2012

Easy Peasy ChickPea and Spinach Stew


This is one of those recipes that I consider my family’s FAST FOOD!  you might wonder why?  well, its because its not “so much” thought over, or planned or elaborate dishes….its that one easy,super quick, just a handful of ingredients that you already have in your pantry and one pot meal that can the hit the table in under 20-25 minutes….Now thats even faster than ordering FAST FOOD 🙂

*One Can of Organic Garbanzo beans or chickpea

*One bag of Organic Washed Baby Spinach

*One Can of Organic Diced Tomatoes  (I used Muir Glen’s BPA free cans)

*One small sized chopped onion or half of a medium size onion

*tiny bit or a couple flips of Garlic salt

*1/2 teaspoon of Cumin Seeds

*Salt and pepper to taste

*Cayenne pepper

*Olive Oil

Start by Sautéing onions in Olive Oil, when onions turns translucent, add cumin seeds.  After a minute, add canned diced tomatoes, Garlic salt or Garlic powder, salt & pepper, and Cayenne pepper.  Add Garbanzo beans or chickpea, and let it cook for 5-7 minutes on medium low.  Add baby spinach and let it all cook for about 5 minute more.  Serve it with pita bread, warm Gluten free Tortillas, or white/Brown Rice.

Note:  To Avoid BPA exposure in lining of the cans, I always try to get BPA free cans like Eden foods or Muir Glen.

To Check out benefits of chickpeas/Garbanzo beans click here