8/12/11

Gluten-Free Vegan Lunches

Incredibly AWESOME to-go raw burrito from Fresh Thymes in Wilmington, DE
This whole no-sugar, no-cheese, no-gluten thing is going pretty well. I have been eating super healthy, and even though I get cravings for sugar, I have been fairly good! (Ok, I snuck a bite of a gluten-free cookie yesterday, but hey, I'm only human!)

For lunch one day, I had some time to kill and headed over to Fresh Thymes for their raw burrito. Holy goodness! It was insanely good. I don't even think anyone could tell it was raw. The cashew sour cream was out of this world. So creamy and tangy. I've been seriously craving another one!

Indian spiced chickpeas with spinach and Sharon's tomatoes

Another gluten-free/vegan lunch was a super 5-minute quicky. Here's what I did:

Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach and Tomatoes (vegan)
serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1.5 TB cumin powder
  • 1/2 TB corriander powder
  • 1 tsp hing (or 1 TB garlic)
  • 2 TB minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and crushed black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups frozen spinach (This is what makes it easy! I use the Trader Joe's pesticide-free kind.)
  • 1 chopped tomato


Directions

  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil and then add dry spices. Saute for a minute.
  2. Add chickpeas and stir. Add ginger, salt and pepper. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add spinach and saute.
  4. When spinach is cooked, add in tomatoes. Cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Serve with a wedge of lemon. Easy, right? Quicker than going through the drive-thru at a busy McDonald's.

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