Dr Fuhrman’s Chickpea Mulligatawny Stew

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INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
4 cups low sodium or no-salt-added vegetable broth, divided
3 Medjool dates or 6 regular dates, pitted
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup garlic cloves, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tablespoons white wine
4 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 (15 ounce) cans low sodium or no-salt-added chickpeas, drained
3 cups no-salt-added diced tomatoes, in BPA-free packaging
1/2 pound broccoli florets
1/2 pound cauliflower florets
pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 pound chopped fresh or frozen spinach (or greens of your choice)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Puree the flaked coconut, 2 cups of the broth and the dates in a high-powered blender until smooth. Set aside.

In a large soup pot, saute the onion, garlic, carrot and celery in the white wine until the onions are translucent and lightly browned. Add the mushrooms and apple and continue to cook until the mushrooms release their juices. Add the curry powder and saute for another minute. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, the coconut puree, and the remaining broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add additional broth if needed to adjust consistency. Taste and adjust with more curry powder and cayenne if desired. Then, stir in the spinach and continue cooking until the spinach is wilted.

Recipe Source: Dr Furhman

 

Chickpeas & A Recipe

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Chickpea & Aubergine Dip

2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked in cold water for 6-8 hours and drained

1 carrot, peeled and cut up

4 garlic cloves, peeled

2 eggplants, cut lengthwise in half

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Harissa

1 tsp ground cumin

Combine the chickpeas, and carrot in a medium saucepan, add 4 cups water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the chickpeas are tender, about 1.5 hours. Drain, and reserve 1 cup of the liquid.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Toss the garlic and eggplant with 1/4 cup of the olive oil and arrange on a roasting pan, eggplant cut side down. Roast for 50 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Scoop the flesh from the eggplant and transfer to a blender. Add the roasted garlic, chickpeas, harissa, cumin, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 to 3 tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Puree, adding more of the cooking liquid 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time as necessary, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Cool & serve with veggies or pita