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Fire-Roasted Chickpeas & Rice Recipe(VIDEO)


I don't know about you, but I live for quick and easy meals on busy days.

Hell, I like my meals quick and easy even when I don't have a lot going on. lol

Here's a quick lunch recipe with chickpeas, fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic, coconut milk, cumin, salt & pepper...and served with rice & (you can garnish with cilantro).

This meal took under 30 mins and the flavor is amazing!

Get the measurements and full video below...

Fire-Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas

by Brown Vegan

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 20

Keywords: vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 teaspoon oil or vegetable broth to saute
  • (3) garlic cloves, minced
  • (2) 15 oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes (drain the juice)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • (2) 15 oz cans of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • (1) 15 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • To serve: rice & cilantro


In a large rimmed skillet, saute garlic for 10 seconds on med-lo heat.

Add in tomatoes (drain the juice) and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Mix in cumin and chickpeas.

Cover and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Shake the coconut milk can before opening.

Stir in coconut milk, salt, and black pepper.

Reduce heat and cook for another 5 minutes.

Adjust seasoning, if necessary.

The sauce should thicken as you allow it to sit (about 5 mins).

Serve with rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Kelp Noodles with Cheezy Sauce | Ooh, Baby I Like It Raw #1

You know I love doing blog series! I just started the "Ooh, baby I like it raw" series to share more raw vegan (uncooked) recipes. Enjoy!

How is your day? I've been enjoying Kristina's Fully Raw challenge! It's only day# 2 but it a lot easier than I thought it would be.

For lunch yesterday I made raw kelp noodles with a simple and delicious cheezy sauce. 

No cooking required? I could get used to more raw recipes!

Kelp is a sea vegetable (seeweed) that is low in calories, gluten-free and is a decent alternative to wheat and/or rice noodles. It's clear, thin and doesn't taste like anything solo. You can find it at an Asian market or order it online

Only one of my 3 kids liked it. Since it was their first time, I'll try it again in another recipe. The texture is fine, so maybe they didn't like it because they knew it wasn't regular spaghetti. lol You know how kids can be. lol

I don't know if the olive oil I used in this recipe is considered "raw" but everything else is.

I thought it was yummy though. Here's the simple sauce recipe...

Kelp Noodles & Cheezy Sauce

by Brown Vegan

Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 1 lb kelp noodles
  • 2 cups of raw cashews (soaked in water for at least 4 hours)
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup olive oli
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (you can find it at a health food store or online)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water (add more if necessary)


Blend together everything (but the kelp noodles) in a food processor, slowly adding the broth/water. Scrap down the sides and continue to blend until smooth. Add more water/broth if necessary.

Toss with the kelp noodles and garnish with more basil.


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Instead of saying I'm not eating junk, I'll add an extra vegetable to my plate.

Instead of saying no more soda, I'll buy kombucha (I stan for this!) and a new filter for my water pitcher.

Instead of saying no more sugar, I will put more fruit in my grocery cart. 

It's all about mindset, baby!

Establish little habits, do you best and you will move forward.

Thanks for reading!

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