Quinoa with Roasted Garlic and Potatoes

Sometimes the best meals come out using leftovers in the fridge.  We had slim pickings in the fridge today, so I asked Marcus to make us something with them.  He is so much better at that than I am.  He came up with this Quinoa with Roasted Garlic and Potatoes.  Before he started the recipe, I made sure to tell him to measure everything so I could share it with you all.  It came out delicious.  The roasted garlic adds such great flavor.   If you like this recipe you may also like some of his other recipes.  The most popular ones are, sweet potato chili, peanut noodle stir fry and 3 bean soup.

quinoa with roasted garlic and potatoes

This dish was so flavorful.  The roasted garlic and potatoes were like buttery bites of heaven in the middle of the quinoa and chickpeas.  This Quinoa with Roasted Garlic and Potatoes is vegan and gluten free.

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Curry Roasted Chickpeas

Have you tried roasted chickpeas?  They make such a delicious snack.  You can make them sweet or savory. Today I opted for savory to make these Curry Roasted Chickpeas.  These were so good.  I had to hide them from my husband, because he kept trying to eat them before I could shoot the photo!  My 6 year old liked them too. They make the perfect healthy snack.

Curry Roasted Chickpeas - My Whole Food Life

These roasted chickpeas are perfect for those with allergies since they are nut free, vegan and gluten free.  Safe for school lunch boxes too.  If you wanted more of a sweet curry flavor, you can add a little maple syrup.

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Fall Rice Bowl (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Fall Rice Bowl.  I am loving that fall is here.  Cooler air and all the yummy fall produce!  Squash is my favorite seasonal vegetable.  It went so well in this healthy vegan Rice Bowl.

Then again, squash goes so well in just about anything!  Sweet or savory.  I used butternut squash, but I also think kabocha squash would work nicely.


Fall Rice Bowl - My Whole Food Life


If you don’t eat rice, this can also be made with quinoa.  I chose wild rice because I think the earthy flavor goes so well with the squash. I think kale or even mushrooms might be other nice additions.

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Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas

I just love roasted chickpeas.  Doesn’t matter if it is a sweet or savory version.  These Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas just might be my favorite version yet.  Warning: you may not be able to stop eating them!  This is a must try for pumpkin lovers.

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas - My Whole Food Life

I love how versatile chickpeas can be.  They can be eaten roasted, in a salad and you can even make cookies with them.  These roasted chickpeas are vegan and gluten free.  They are also nut free, which makes them perfect for school snacks.

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Spinach Chickpea Omelets (Vegan)

On occasion I like to eat a savory breakfast. Sometimes you need a change from overnight oats.  That is why I make these Spinach Chickpea Omelets.  Before I became vegan, I LOVED eggs.  They are actually one of the only animal foods I miss.

These chickpea omelets fill that void though.  I eat one of these with a side of roasted veggies.  So good and it’s a great way to get more veggies into your diet.

While this recipe is written with spinach, you can use the recipe as a base to add in whatever veggies you like.   I originally saw the recipe for chickpea omelets on this website.  I have changed up the original recipe quite a bit.


Spinach Chickpea Omelets - My Whole Food Life

You can make these 2 ways.  Make the batter thicker for more of a pancake feel, or make the batter thinner, to make them more of like an omelet.

I personally like the pancake option better, but that is just me.  I serve this with a side of roasted vegetables.  My favorite vegetables to eat with this are sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Yum!

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Balsamic Kale Chickpea Salad (Vegan)

I am a huge lover of salads. I could eat them everyday. Probably why I have so many salad recipes on my blog. The latest is this Balsamic Kale Chickpea Salad.

It has all my favorite flavors in one yummy salad recipe! It takes no time at all to throw together.


Balsamic Kale Chickpea Salad - My Whole Food Life


This salad would be great for parties.  It’s vegan and gluten free.  Super healthy and tasty. This recipe calls for removing the stems from the kale.  Don’t throw them away.  You can save them for juicing or homemade vegetable broth.

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