All posts tagged: meal planning

Lazy Vegetarian Meal Ideas #25 Chickpea and Kale Delight

Originally posted on News, reviews and cooking tips:
I love chickpeas. Like, seriously. I could write a sonnet about chickpeas. Chickpeas are cheap, tasty and protein filled beauties and I don’t know what I would do without them, and they are also fabulously cheap! This recipe is my take on the more traditional spinach and chickpea combo; kale has a slightly sweeter taste, but I prefer it personally. What you need: A can of chickpeas, about half a pack of kale, olive oil, an onion. Spices: Asafoetida, fenugreek, tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, chilli flakes 1: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add some asafoetida and mustard seeds. Heat the oil over a medium heat for a few minutes (chop the onion in the mean time) until it becomes fragrant. Then turn up the heat, add the onions and spices and fry for five-seven minutes 2: Add the kale and sauté on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chickpeas and some more spices and fry for about five…

How To Successfully Use a Whole Chicken

Originally posted on The Farm on the Hill:
Picture used from Kitchenaid Since my parents’ meat processing plant burnt down (read about it here) and I’ve started staying home, I’ve been buying whole chickens at the grocery instead of just buying chicken breasts.  It is much cheaper and I get so much use out of one chicken!  For my area, it is in the $6 range for a whole chicken.  I have started to look for a local farmer that raises meat chickens so that I can know what is being fed to the chicken I’m eating and so that I can support my local agriculture.  I don’t know what that will do to the price, but as long as it is an obscene amount more, I think it is important to eat local when possible.  We vote with our dollars on what we want produced, and I think that putting money back in to local agriculture is important. However, I have had missteps since starting to use the whole chicken.  There are definitely things you need…