Chickpea Croquettes Recipe

PREPARATION INGREDIENTS PREP 15 min 1 c COOKED CHICKPEAS COOK 10 min MEDIUM HEAT 1 tsp MEAT SEASONING FOOD PROCESSOR / NON-STICK SKILLET 1 CLOVE GARLIC SERVES 2 1/4 c ONION, COARSELY CHOPPED 1 Tbsp CHIA SEED, SOAKED 30 minutes in 1/2 c WATER INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place CHICKPEAS, CHIA mixture, MEAT SEASONING, GARLIC, and ONION…

~Fruit Salad

A recipe for fruit salad serves as inspiration more than strict guidance. You can add or omit ingredients, and it will be delicious. Fruit salad is full of nutrients, and it is good most anytime of the day or night! It is quick and easy, but if you have the time and the artistic inclination, you can create elaborate fruit sculptures.

~Hibiscus Tacos

Hibiscus flowers are commonly used in Mexico to make a cold, sweetened beverage or to brew a relaxing tea that can also be used to treat hipertension (high blood pressure). The flowers are usually discarded after brewing, but they can be used as a meat substitute in a number of dishes. I have also discovered in the process that I can get a lot more beverage from a batch of flowers than I thought. The chewy texture resembles that of shredded beef or pork, and they absorb the flavors of garlic and onion when sauteed. If you don’t live in Mexico, you may be able to find hibiscus in a supermarket or Mexican grocery, or you can order it on Amazon. These tacos got a hearty thumbs-up even from the non-vegans at my house in Cancún.

amaranth / amaranto

Recipes sometimes call for ingredients that you may not have heard of, like nutritional yeast or agar-agar. This is especially true of plant-based recipes. Some familiar ingredients, like cauliflower, black beans, and lentils may be used in unfamiliar ways to make good-tasting plant-based foods. You may not be aware of the nutritional and even medicinal properties of foods that are familiar to you, like sweet potato or avocado. This is a growing list of some of these. You can also find links to this information on the Glossary page. If you have a question or want to see a particular ingredient featured, please send a request from the Contact page, or just email to fruitandstuff@wfpbvida.com.

chia / chia

Recipes sometimes call for ingredients that you may not have heard of, like nutritional yeast or agar-agar. This is especially true of plant-based recipes. Some familiar ingredients, like cauliflower, black beans, and lentils may be used in unfamiliar ways to make good-tasting plant-based foods. You may not be aware of the nutritional and even medicinal properties of foods that are familiar to you, like sweet potato or avocado. This is a growing list of some of these. You can also find links to this information on the Glossary page. If you have a question or want to see a particular ingredient featured, please send a request from the Contact page, or just email to fruitandstuff@wfpbvida.com.

nutritional yeast / levadura nutricional

Even in small amounts, nutritional yeast is a significant source of some B-complex vitamins. Some brands are fortified with additional B12. It has approximately 9 grams of protein in 2 tablespoons. It provides 9 amino acids that the human body cannot produce and 5% (unfortified) to 20% (fortified with B12) of recommended daily iron.

agar-agar / agar

Recipes sometimes call for ingredients that you may not have heard of, like nutritional yeast or agar-agar. This is especially true of plant-based recipes. Some familiar ingredients, like cauliflower, black beans, and lentils may be used in unfamiliar ways to make good-tasting plant-based foods. You may not be aware of the nutritional and even medicinal properties of foods that are familiar to you, like sweet potato or avocado. This is a growing list of some of these. You can also find links to this information on the Glossary page.

7 Steps to Plant-Based Living

Start with what you know. Meat-based meals and fast food culture make us settle for potatoes as just about the only vegetable, but most of us are familiar with many edible plants. Some are delicious with no more preparation than washing. You can try new foods as you’re ready, but don’t get overwhelmed by making too many changes or trying to understand too many requirements.