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Chickpea Masala For optimal health a whole food vegan diet is essential. Plant based whole food is exactly what the body needs to remain healthy and active. What we put into our bodies either maintains health or it creates imbalance. Plant based whole foods heal and prevent disease, they are also naturally low in calories, meaning we are able to consume unlimited amounts without ever gaining a pound. Not to mention they provide us with so much energy! This recipe makes for great comfort food while nourishing our bodies.

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked chickpeas; 1 medium onion minced; 2 cloves of garlic minced; 4 stalks of celery chopped; 2 large carrots chopped; 1 cup of mushrooms chopped; 1 cup of frozen green beans; 1 can of diced tomatoes (28 ounces); 1 litre of vegetable broth (low sodium); 1 tbsp of sunflower oil; 3/4 tsp of turmeric; 1/2 tsp of coriander; 1/2 tsp of salt; 1/4 tsp of black pepper; 6 tbsp of ground chia seeds (for thickening);

Directions - sauté onions, celery and chickpeas in 1 tbsp of sunflower oil for 5 minutes; - add mushrooms and sauté for another 2 minutes; - add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes; - add carrots and sauté for another 2 minutes; - finally add the salt, pepper, turmeric, coriander and sauté for a few minutes more until the spices are mixed in and fragrant; - add one litre of vegetable broth and the diced tomatoes; - bring to a near boil and then turn down heat and simmer until carrots are almost tender; - add frozen green beans and ground chia seeds and simmer until sauce thickens. You can serve this dish over a variety of staples such as quinoa, brown rice, baked or mashed potatoes. You can also add any veggies of your choice to this recipe.