Chickpea kale stir fry

My friend Kim sent me this recipe last week and I just happened to have most of the ingredients on hand, so I gave it a shot!

Chickpea and Kale Stir Fry

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The only ingredients I did not have were lemon juice (which had expired) and cumin seed. I substituted 1/4 cup orange juice and ground cumin.

I served a portion of the dish over top some brown basmati rice.

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This dish turned out okay but lacked a little bit in flavor. I blame that on not having the lemon juice and perhaps I could’ve added some more spices.

Sriracha would’ve helped too but alas, we were out of that as well! Time to restock on a few things!

I also expected more flavor from the basmati rice. It just tasted like regular long grain brown rice to me, what’s that about?

Oh well, it was still a good use of whole grains, veggies and protein, all in one dish! And perhaps I can try it again with all the right ingredients. ;-)

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on May 24, 2010, in Dinner, recipes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sorry it wasn’t stellar friend. I can take that recipe off my starred list of ones to try. The finished product looked good though.

  2. This looks delicious. I have that problem a lot-I make something but fail in the flavor and spice department!

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