Monday, November 17, 2014

Chickpea Stew Over Rice

Chickpea Stew Over Rice


Chickpea Stew

Did you know that fresh pumpkin is among the top fall produce picks from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? www.livestrong.com 

Did you know that carrots are thought of as the ultimate health food? www.medicalnewstoday.com

Did you know that a white potato is 80% water and 20% solids? http://www.idahopotatoesmuseum.com

Did you know that sweet potatoes are a fibrous root vegetable and healthy for the digestive tract?
www.fitday.com

Did you know that chickpeas provides you with a vegetarian-friendly source of protein? http://www.healthyeating.sfgate.com

Did you know that spinach is called a super food by the American Diabetes Association?
http://www.healthyeating.sfgate.com

Did you know that herbs like cilantro when cooked with carrots offer potential detoxifying benefits for the kidneys? http:www.healthyeating.sfgate.com

Did you know that pepper is our most popular spice. It has demonstrated impressive antoxant and antibacterial effects. http://www.whfoods.com

Did you know that white rice is a high glycemic food and a fast carb, and care should be given to the foods you serve it with. http://www.newhealthguide.org

Chickpeas Stew

Ingredients

1 cup fresh peeled and cubed pumpkin
1 large carrot/ chopped
1 large white potato/cubed
1 large sweet potao cubed
1/2 cup chickpeas
 1 cup fresh spinach
1 teaspoon cilantro
1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Place pumpkin,carrots, white potato and sweet potato in a large saucepan and add 2 cups of water
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes
Add chickpeas, spinach, cilantro, and black pepper
Simmer for 5 mintues
Serve hot over a bed of rice






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