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Wilted spinach and chickpea salad

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The last 2 weeks on The Plan (Lyn-Genet) have been an amazing journey. I have discovered which foods cause a reaction (inflammation = weigh gain) in my body and should be limited or avoided. So far wheat and shrimp are on that list. The recipes are very different from what I normally cook and that has been an interesting experiment. So far I have liked everything on the menu and I look forward to experimenting more.

Yesterday's lunch was broccoli soup and the spicy chickpea spinach salad which I dubber the wilted spinach and chickpea salad.

Tumeric, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne - all to taste
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion chopped
sea salt
1 15 ounce can low sodium chickpeas (if not low sodium omit the sea salt)
6 cups organic baby spinach
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Saute spices and onion with a dash of salt - simmer for 3 mins and add chickpeas. Simmer for another 10 mins, stirring frequently. Add spinach and allow it to wilt. Serve with grated carrot and pumpkin seeds.
3-4 servings

Dinner was indian spiced chicken with chopped salad and vegetable timbale.

Timable - layer zucchini, kale, red onion and mushrooms with creamy goat cheese, top with fresh grated parmesan. Bake for 30 mins in 400F oven.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    That salad looks so good. I'm going to have to put that recipe on paper.

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LINDA! 2/6/2013 7:39PM

    I am happy that I have already eaten. Otherwise, the photos would have made me very hungry!!

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KELTIC-CARA 2/6/2013 4:24PM

    The look and sound delicious, you do have variety in your meals emoticon


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WALLAHALLA 2/6/2013 4:09PM

    The he wilted spinach and chickpea salad looks fabulous. Did you split it into portions, or eat the whole thing? That sounds like something I would really like to try!

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    These look so very tasty!

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MEXGAL1 2/6/2013 2:31PM

    I am just so happy for you to have gone through this process and have such success and know now what effects you. So nice too that your DH supported you through the process. I think I will try this when my DH travels again. He will be going to PA again for 2 months so that will work for me to cook and do what I want for me alone.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

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MELTEAGUE 2/6/2013 1:18PM

    drool! I am coming to YOUR HOUSE for dinner! lol

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RONNIEHUEY 2/6/2013 11:49AM

    Sounds yummy!

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MAUREENIE1 2/6/2013 11:42AM

    Wow! More great recipes. Thank you for these Lis. I feel healthy just looking at the pictures. Did you take these pics?

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