Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Chickpea Tangine wth Cinnamon, Cumin, and Carrots

I love this recipe - quick, easy, tasty, and cheap - what could be better?

serves 4. 30min or less.

2Tbs. olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 14.5 oz cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 med. carrots, sliced into thin rounds
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp agave nectar
3 Tbs. finely chopped parsley

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute 2-3 minutes, or until onion slices are soft. Stir in chickpeas, carrots, spices, agave nectar, and 2 cups of water. cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

serve with parsley as a garnish. I like to serve this over rice just to make it last a bit longer.

recipe adapted from: Vegetarian Times, October 2008

Double Coriander Eggplant Tagine

serves 4. 30min or fewer.

2 Tbs. olive oil
1 large sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
12 baby eggplants, halved lengthwise
2 tsp. ground coriander
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. agave nectar
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 28-oz can chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes, or until softened. Add eggplants, coriander, cumin, agave nectar, and red pepper flakes. Saute 5 minutes, or until eggplants are softened. Add tomatoes, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and eggplant is tender. Stir in cilantro, and season with salt and pepper.

Serve warm over steamed quinoa, brown rice, or alternate grain.

recipe adapted from: Vegetarian Times, October 2008