Consider me a new follower. You can find the recipe itself here at the guardian website, bookmark it! ha skinny jeans! I love chickpeas and sweet potatoes. 😀. The whole meal comes together so nicely and that little dollop of Greek yogurt in the center is really the perfect finishing touch! Though if I dropped a few pounds here or there, that would be quite welcome. I could eat this every day and be a very happy camper. SO good and so very healthy. Israeli Salad. I’m right there with you – with my THREE weddings next year. Serves 4 as a main, 6-8 as a side, adapted from Ottolenghi, A heaping cup of dried chickpeas Especially with the superfoods like sweet taters! Add the carrot and celery and continue cooking for 4 minutes, just to soften the vegetables, … I am aiming a little lower…maybe an R&B body. This week we’ve been bringing you an array of vibrant, wholesome lunches from Ottolenghi. five years ago: roasted radish and pepper pizza and caramelized fennel with dill and goat cheese (another Ottolenghi-inspired dish!) I’m filing it. You win all of it. My sweet tooth is my achilles heel too. Recipe can be … One of the things I love about eating healthy is that it tastes so great. i could’ve written this post! But this is such a healthy approach. This recipe looks aMAZing and I know you’ve got plenty more up your sleeve to distract you from the little chocolate demons! i’m with you on a healthier 2011 though, let’s do it! Especially because I have the same exact issue. Definitely makes me want to join in! Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Thank you for sharing this plate of wholesome goodness. Yotam Ottolenghi is a writer and the chef-owner of the Ottolenghi restaurants, Nopi and Rovi, in London. Last week, I finally had the guts to try them on, and guess what? Giddy, even. I linked up! It’s tempting to sign on, and lord knows I need to, but I would never make it past the first week. Thank you for the tip on Bi-Rite Creamery. Happy New Year, Joanne! This meal is ridiculously right up my alley and exactly the kind of food my body is needing right now. Add the onion and cook for 10min until softened. Sending you best wishes for the New Year, Joanne. I am like you, in that I truly do enjoying eating healthy food and will eat it all day but at night end up eating a bunch of junk (in my case it’s chips). Love the look of this recipe and since spinach is my ingredient to use up this week, and I have sweet potatoes, I betcha I will be making this, too. I was all over the fudge, candy and cookies. This is awesome dish and perfect start for 2011. Here is to you fitting into your rock star jeans! I was thinking about making a similar dish to the one you have here either tonight or tomorrow – LOVE THIS RECIPE! You’ve picked a perfect meal to begin the holiday. So, I’ll be up to this challenge, and hoping by June or July I can achieve my goal. It’s pretty incredible – once you’ve gone a good while without sweets (or whatever other bad-but-so-good food you want to insert here) and then have them again in a breakdown moment or for a special occasion or whatnot, you really, REALLY feel it. Whole Wheat Pasta with Butternut Squash, Ground Lamb, and Halloumi, Moroccan Chickpea and Butternut Squash Soup,, I find it is hard to dance to Baby Got Back, when you don’t got back. I forgot they were studded with little beading all around the pockets. I’m growing right out of my pants! And those chickpeas… oh my. Your chickpea and sweet potato dish looks fantastic!! However his is less dry. P.S. You win on creativity, amazing food recipes, photos, and great ideas! You are reading this post on Eats Well With Others at For now, though, I am focusing less on losing those 4.5 lbs I’d like to lose, and more on getting fit without injury. Hey Joanne, this is like my dream plate of food. Now that I’m there, I understand. But if you want to fit to your jeans I am sure you will do it. Stir the spinach into the tomato sauce.  Add the cooked chickpeas.  Mix together and cook for another 5 minutes.  Taste again and adjust the season,. It’s going to be fun following your journey to a rock star body! I saw Mick Jaggar in person, he’s buff..buff..buff… definitely a rock star body. 2 tbsp olive oil, divided Bring on the spinach salads. Successful? I’m going to have to recycle the Steven Tyler comment–mainly because it made me snort Diet Coke out of my nose. cilantro, to garnish I would love to get into my skinny jeans. That meal looks amazing! What a great goal. And here are a list of the other bloggers participating if you want to check out their posts on their goals today! Rock stars wear skinny jeans.  Right? Insert a skewer into each one to check that they’re cooked. Oh, I’m adding that to our next meal plan, though I’m not sure the boys will eat it. Going to work on my goals now. They were actually a little loose! I am, however, a Weight Watchers on-line member. LOL! Required fields are marked *. Um, yeah. I know that you all will meet your goals and offer us great recipes while doing so! I’m far too embarrassed to talk about my struggles where the world can see – but know you’ve been inspiring me since your first marathon. That looks sooooo tasty. Delicious! Yum! Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. I wish I could do it. So, sweet tooth I get! Lovely post, and lovely goals! Residency does put a hamper on things…sleep is just too precious! 6. Jackie. So excited for you, lady! This dish looks fantastic! I’m trying hard – but doesnt seem like it works at all. Thanks for the inspiration! Choose the type of message you'd like to post, Crispy sweet potatoes with chickpeas & tahini yogurt, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. Who needs hershey’s with melty lush sweet potatoes like those anyway. So healthy and yumm! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Like you wanting to fit into your skinny jeans -I want to wear a bikini on the beach this June and not want to curl up in a ball under a towel! When food is this amazing you forget that you are even watching what you eat, right? Good luck on kicking the sweets and achieving your goal- you can do it! Those chickpeas look delish! 😉. 1 tsp coriander seeds 🙂 thanks! This does look like a great meal to start the new year with! Once. Add yellow onion, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; sauté 3 minutes. I am simply trying to replace the sugars at this point with better sugars, we’ll see how that goes. These chickpeas look gorgeous! This is a great idea and I can’t wait to see all the other healthy recipes you’ll share with us. I was having a serious chocolate meltdown my first day back at work after the holidays so I can relate. Ur rite and i totally agree with eating in moderation and including it all 🙂ur the rock start babe, in every way! I didn’t do a resolutions post – but I will… I am doing a year in review… maybe I am behind? Love to make this chickpea dish soon. I would like Beyonce’s body. Serve them with a salad or stuff them in a pita — anything goes, as long as you’ve got the Sriracha-yogurt sauce. um seriously? Aug 2, 2020 - Explore Rosa DeSensi's board "Yotam Ottolenghi", followed by 910 people on Pinterest. EVAH. Have a HAPPY NEW YEARjen @, That pile of colored foil wrappers sounds all too familiar. I too have the same problem with sweets, but am trying to consume them more in moderation;). Season to taste and stir into the But you probably want bigger boobs than him, so I’d go the Shikira route. we had a chickpea spinach dinner tonight too. Whoa, it looks absolutely delicious! The problem comes when I think to myself, “Oh, I’ll only have one Hershey’s kiss.  That’s not too bad.”  And then, all of a sudden I find myself knee deep in little colored foil wrappers with no idea who I am or how I got there.  This sound familiar to anyone else? I was going to make a soup with kale and black eyed peas but it somehow morphed into a slow cooker curry chickpea dish. For me, right now, it’s Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered peanut butter cups. This is great Joanne! yeah, i think ‘rock star body’ is a phrase that needs a little specificity. All this wonderful, healthy vegetarian food makes me so happy! Good luck with your goal–I know you can do it! What a GREAT idea! I love this idea and I really REALLY want to start to eat better especially during the week. Last Novemeber, I went back to serious working out because I have a pair of jeans – I won’t call them my “skinny jeans” – that i was hoping someday I could get back into. He plays the drums I believe. How much fun…I love seeing so many great bloggers joining forces to live healthy in 2011. But its impossible because lately I’ve been still munching on junk food. 1 tsp cumin seeds Ooh, I so did this (the giving-up of sweets, I mean)! Question bout the beef and beer chili u made a while ago… what percentage ground beef? recipe looks amazing. Will look forward to more inspiring dishes like this, oops – I was actually here to tell you that I gave you an award at but it is testament to the enjoyment of your posts that I got caught up in writing about your great post instead of the award 🙂. Or am I thinking more along the lines of Shakira.  Who has some of the more hard core abs that I’ve seen in my entire life.  And man.  Does she ever know how to use them. 1/2 tsp salt Certainly not 😉 But you have to admit that was funny! Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat., Jen from NJ Epicurean. happy new year my love! (Even though I love them simply baked as well.) I think I’d want to be “animal” from the muppets. I joined the photography Project 365 last year and made it to Day 11. Still, if I lose 20 pounds by the Foodbuzz festival in November, I will be a happy camper. To make this recipe vegan rather than veggie, simply swap the yogurt for a dairy-free alternative. (Alternatively, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and put the foil-wrapped potatoes on a large baking sheet. I forgot to say this his recipe is not as dry; really delicious. Similar to this chickpea recipe I have been making for years, it is fantastic hot or cold which means your lunchbox and dinner is sorted . Every Monday we will post about a different theme as well as detail how we have progressed in achieving our own personal goals that week.  This week’s theme is to share our goals.  Mine – fit into skinny jeans while still eating deliciously healthy addictive food.  (I am not going to share specific stats like my weight because far too many people in my personal life read this but I will be sharing pounds lost.  So have no fear.  You’ll get the details.). Split the potatoes open lengthways. Yotam Ottolenghi—the chef behind instant cookbook classics Jerusalem, Plenty, Ottolenghi Simple and a string of beloved London restaurants—has been at the helm of the culinary vegetable renaissance. Have a great day, Joanne. Less meat, too. I need to say I never try this recipe. LOL my goals for 2011 is to get on the slow road with baby steps to a rockin life. I have the OT cook book too but have barely browsed thru it , dont be suprised if this is my first recipe there:-)Looks so heartily delicious and good! I was all set to comment until I saw Natashya’s comment and just about died laughing. 🙂 Love it. I am looking to lose the weight I gained with PCOS — I want at least 20 pounds gone. Had more than a few stumbles but I’m still happily hiking up the success mountain! It’s addictive stuff, truly, and takes more than willpower to overcome. Jul 16, 2020 - The versatile legume can be transformed into crunchy Indian chips with mayo, an Italian-style, parmesan-rich braise, and slow-cooked in oil for a pungent, tandoori-style main course As in “damn, so this stuff that I’ve known all along was bad for me actually does make me feel like total crap when my body’s used to REAL food!”, Keep it together, girl. “..find myself knee deep in little colored foil wrappers with no idea who I am or how I got there.” *raisies hand* Yep. I absolutely love this theme and I’ve linked my goals. The support and reports are brilliant ideas. The sweet potatoes (and honeyed sweet potatoes at that!) Quote BBH25. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. 1 tbsp tomato paste Right. This dish is a great start. But this should be good also to my taste. I linked up my first installment here, and hopefully this will help folks get going in the right direction! YUM. This dish is amazing, it looks so scrupmtious! Although I have seen you and I think you look pretty rock star-esque if you ask me. One of my goals is to eat healthier as well. I have a bushel of them (yep, a bushel)keeping cool in my basement, just waiting for me to find lots of different ways to cook them. This looks like the perfect healthy but still flavorful meal to help in the process. This sounds like an amazing meal…I would definitely devour it 😀. What a great way to have a support group! You know, without having to work at it or anything. And I know you can eat massive amounts of root veggies, so I don’t think you’ll be hurtin’ for sweet roasted veggies 🙂. I went there today and absolutely loved it! Whole grains are going to be heavily featured in my diet this year. Good luck. You have such a great flavor combination going on, the sweet and honey with the chick peas and yogurt…just a symphony of flavor!Here wishing you a healthier new year!Dennis. Yes. me in a nutshell! such a thing of the past for me. It sounds fantastic! 🙂. Jo, seriously did you lose my number??? Happy 2011 to you Joannebises from FranceDelphine. Good luck to you. I eat healthy including lots of veggies and I work out but I have the worst sweet tooth. just stop at one chocolate – nope, not possible, no way!Good luckSue xo, i don’t think there is a better combo in the world then healthy and delicious! i need to make this soon! I’d like to fit back into my skinny jeans, or really, any of my jeans! Shakira has rockin’ abs, I agree 🙂 But don’t you prefer those of Michael Symon? The hard part is that I inherited this from my father’s family :). (Well.. he’s making me do some kind of ring workout with him instead but still.. no gym!) This looks great! Stir in garam masala, black onion seeds, turmeric, ginger and garlic and cook for 1min. It does say that it is adapted from his you think he will be happy that it is almost the same apart from being dryer? So does that sweet potato dish. I’ve tried many times this past year to kick this habit.  So what makes this time different?  Well, they say it takes a village to raise a child.  So I’m hoping that what I really need is a better support group. Best of luck!! I will be watching to see what healthy delights you come up with this month. That totally brings me back … and makes me feel oooooooold 😛, I love the idea of getting together with a group of bloggers and supporting each other through your goals! although your addition of sweet potatoes must make it infinitely better. Unfortunately I usually end up thinking they are not designed to fit me and I have never been happy enough with a pair to actually buy them. I do not have a major sweet tooth though. Whenever a 40-something friend used to moan about getting old, I would snort and/or chuckle. salt and black pepper NOT. My goal this year is to at least stay at my current weight and continue to fit into all my pants. Weird. I’m with you there, hun! Great post, my friend… the perfect way to start the new year. The recipe looks colorful and healthy yet full of flavor! I think that sweet potatoes are God’s gift to humans. Moi? Belligerent? I am not in a diet or fighting so hard to loose weight. Get some skinny jeans that fit! 🙂 I eat healthy all day long, but it is the sweet tooth that gets me too. I want to fit into my skinny jeans too. Thanks for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop this week and those sweet potatoes and chick peas look nummy! So in a few weeks, after my body stops aching from the P90X, I will probably start counting points again. I love it, Joanne! Jul 10, 2016 - Chickpeas are nowhere near as dull and virtuous as they seem Please check out my blog for my 2011 goals. 4. It sounds like you are starting the New Year on a great foot. And I don’t like the healthier brown stuff–I eat it white all the way. Eat.Live.Be is such a great idea! WOW.. look at you 117 comments and counting.. Bravo! Ok so next Monday I write about who my support system is….got it. Gently mash with a potato masher until the chickpeas are slightly crushed. 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin I think I am gonna have to make this. Soft from all that polenta and parmesan, but not too pudgy?? This sounds fabulous–I am going to make this for dinner (but I am going to cheat using canned chickpeas). 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes But then you’ve made it look so good I might just skip ahead to this one 🙂Your new idea and project for Mondays sounds great – I will certainly join in when I can, and good luck with your goal, which is perfect logic by the way.Beating the Hershey’s habit – I’ve found the only way I can do it is not have any at all. All the best with your goals! I can absolutely get on board with the rock star abs, and this dish looks like a fantastic place to start, Joanne! Thanks for sharing it:), That chickpea dish looks absolutely amazing, I have to try it some time soon. juice and grated zest of one lemon This entire meal is gorgeous! You win. This is one of my all-time favourite recipes; it makes great use of sweet potato, spicy chili and cooling spring onion. Hugs and happy new year! The sweet potatoes…I need them! i wear skinny leggings, does that count? Funny that we both share almost the same blog anniversary (mine’s on NYE), did the first post of the year on chickpeas, and we both want to get back into our skinny pants 🙂 Happy New Year Joanne! but I applaud your effort. Lovely blog, by the way, and thank you so much for stopping by mine and leaving a comment 🙂. Crispy oven baked sweet potato fries are healthy alternative to your regular potato fries. I can only hope I am never called by my doctor to give it up. its worst than addicted to drugs eh? It might seem like a long list, but that’s largely due to the spices. See below for some tips on that if you don’t have a big spice cupboard. Normally I don’t have much of a sweet tooth at all but I have to say something changed during the holidays. It was wonderful. Feb 16, 2015 - Buy delicious freshly made Ottolenghi products, hard to find pantry ingredients and signed books from our online store, delivered worldwide. Maybe I was a cow in a past life. loli am thankful for sweet potatoes, for they go with everything and every kind of sauce. The best part of this is – YOU can join in too!  Feel free to post about your goals for the new year and link it up here!  Also, next week’s theme is to write about your support community.  Who are they?  Where are they?  What are they? And your photos here are so crisp and beautiful. Well, good for you. And it was amazing. Can’t wait to see how you do with this challenge and get some tips from you 🙂. I love this idea to support each other to eat better. YUM! Great idea! Love em. ( 700 ml water And so once I fit into my skinny jeans.  I will have a rock star body.  Right?  Right. Once hot, add the cumin seeds and fry for a minute, or until aromatic. And she’s off to a delicious start! 6 oz Greek yogurt O Joanne, I’m fairly sure with the amount of running you do, Shakira would be envious of your body. I want to dig a fork into those perfect looking peas and sweet potatoes and mix it all up (smile). But I love eating healthy food so definitely this is a worth trying.How to Make Sweet Potato Fries. I’ve been making this for some years now via his recipe. Eat.Live.Be sounds like a great idea and I’m looking forward to following you along on that. ), This recipe looks wonderful…and I must stick up for the elderly rockers in our life. Oh, and, if one signs up, what does that entail? The support group is a great idea, as is the pressure brought by public airing of one’s goals. However, I pulled a muscle. 2 large sweet potatoes To serve, spoon the warm chickpeas into a serving dish.  Arrange the sweet potatoes on top and garnish with the cilantro.  Spoon the yogurt sauce on top or serve on the side. These baked sweet potato fries are too good to resist! Chickpeas and Spinach with Honeyed Sweet Potato Serves 4 as a main, 6-8 as a side, adapted from Ottolenghi. This looks exceptionally tasty. How’s that for irony? 🙂 Skinny jeans are but a memory for me- your plan sounds terrific. I loves me some sugar. I’ll be anxiously awaiting your delicious healthy recipes. All rights reserved by Joanne Bruno. Today, I tried P90X for the 1st time. Also yes. Barbecued sweet potato jackets with a bean and spinach filling, an ideal vegetarian option or make it vegan using a dairy-free yogurt alternative, Wrap each potato in foil and put directly on the hot coals of a barbecue for 35-45 mins, depending on the size of the potatoes. I could eat food like this all day long and be seriously happy. Sweet potatoes are something I crave especially when the weather cools off, and this sweet potato chickpea curry recipe is a new favorite way to enjoy them. I just love to be chewing. I hope you have a beautiful Hump Day! Here’s to rock star bodies!! 🙂lovely and interesting dish, joanne. True Hollywood Where Are They Now? That looks a delicious and healthy recipe! Love the idea. Sugar is the #1 issue my clients have with their diets. I am, however, very into eating well to control my diabetes, so I’d like to be in on it. rock star body?  Are we talking Steve Tyler who, though thin, is kind of haggard and flabby and not necessarily the picture of perfect health?  If so.  I should probably consider putting on a few pounds.  And start dropping acid like it’s 1999.  (Which, coincidentally, was around the time when Aerosmith had it’s last hit single.  So, all of this tongue-in-cheek business aside, this is probably a more accurate historical description than anyone truly cares to admit.).
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