Spicy Chickpeas in Peanut Butter Sauce

Okay, I guess all I had to do was talk about how I’ve lost my appetite, and I got hungry again. Really hungry. Right after complaining to my BFF about how I can’t get myself to eat anything, I went to the kitchen and grabbed a bag of parsley, a jar of natural peanut butter, and a can of chickpeas. This super quick meal for one or two is oil free and perfect for a strict fasting day…

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Pour one can of drained and rinsed chickpeas into a pot with 1 or 2 minced cloves of garlic, along with a couple tablespoons of water, and cook over low medium heat.

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I had a bunch of parsley to use up, I chopped 1/4 – 1/2 C.

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Add to chickpeas…

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along with cayenne powder to taste. Onion powder optional. Stir and cook until the parsley is very wilted. You may have to add a little water every so often to keep it from sticking, stir regularly.

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Add 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter,

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plus soy sauce to taste, and a couple Tbsps of water.

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Stir it up. Keep adding water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Keep tasting because you may want to add more soy sauce as you water it down, or need to add more spices. I also added a little nutritional yeast to mine.

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Even though there’s a ton of parsley, the flavor is very mild. Mostly you’ll taste the peanut butter with the saltiness of the soy sauce, and a hint of garlic.
Eaten on its own it’s enough for one, but accompanied by a nice cabbage ginger salad you’d have a nice meal for two. Sorry, I haven’t made up a recipe for the salad yet…. This one from Food52 sounds pretty good, though.

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