Not Another Thanksgiving Feast: Chickpea-Stuffed Choko

If you, like me, aren’t American and therefore don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, you might also find that the decadent holiday recipes abounding online can get a bit distracting. While I appreciate the sentiment of Thanksgiving, it can be difficult to plan healthy meals when there are all manner of indulgent dessert recipes and pies bombarding your eyes. But never fear, I am here! While today’s post is still a delicious recipe, it’s also very, very good for you. Perhaps if you did celebrate Thanksgiving you might want to make this to balance out some of that pumpkin pie.

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m on a mission to try new fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it’s an item that I’ve never seen or heard of, sometimes it’s an item that I love but have never been game enough to cook, and sometimes it’s an item that has a bad rap. I like giving veggies a second chance. I find that usually it’s just a matter of doing it right. Case in point, chokos.

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Softshell chickpea tacos – an old favourites menu

A man-sized meal

Oh beloved readers, I did not forget you this weekend, I promise.

As I did the shopping on Sunday, I was thinking of what wonderful culinary revelations I would share with you this week, and then I failed as you waited with bated breath for the weekend post! Perhaps I’m overestimating your devotion a little, I suppose the possibility exists that your lives extend beyond this page. But the long and short of it is that instead of cooking a gorgeous ratatouille to share with you, Ash and I had a delightful dinner at a little vegetarian Indian shop. I have been meaning to stay up late or get up early to post something delicious for you, and have only now found time to do it it. Shame! Continue reading