The whole dish can be done in less than 30 minutes, and it is great leftover, so it is a nice hearty meal for a weeknight and perfect comfort food on a fall night.
This is so rich and creamy, you will never miss the ice cream! The joy is in all the other ingredients which are giving you good fat, anti-oxidants, fiber, vitamins and electrolytes.
Like all of my recipes, there are MANY variations. I will show you one version, and I encourage you to play.
This could be called a "Mock Tuna Salad," but I hate anything that involves fake meat, so I go ahead and let the chick peas shine here. That being said, if you like a good tuna salad, you will love this!
For anyone who does not like cooked oatmeal, this is a nice alternative because it is not gooey and some people don't like hot cereal at all.
I learned that March is quinoa month according to the Whole Grains Council! Who knew??? There are a million and one things you can do with quinoa, but the key to dishes like this is finding the ingredients that marry well together.
But let's be honest, sometimes we want a creamy, sweet yet bitter, melt-in-your-mouth piece of dark chocolate. The trouble with most commercial chocolate is that while it may be dark chocolate, the chocolate has been processed. This recipe uses raw cacao.