creamy cashew kale chickpea extravaganza.

It's a beautiful [not as frigid] day in NYC. I am working from home and spending time with the sweet dog -- completely famished from a great run this morning and one of Lisa Bennett's signature kick-you-in-the-face yoga classes right afterwards.

My [self-imposed] mission? Quick, simple, filling vegan lunch [preferably warm - it's still below freezing out there!].

The solution:

creamy cashew kale chickpea extravaganza – vegan, gluten-free
My [self-imposed] mission? Quick, simple, filling vegan lunch! [a really excellent study break -- the dog liked it, too!]
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. ½ cup raw cashews
  2. ½ cup hot water
  3. 1 cup vegan vegetable broth
  4. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  5. 1 clove garlic
  6. 2 stalks celery, thinly chopped
  7. 2 carrots, julienned
  8. 1- 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained
  9. 6 kale leaves, destemmed and torn into bite-size pieces
  10. Sea salt and pepper to taste
  11. 4 tsbp fresh basil, chopped
  1. Soak cashews for 20 minutes in hot water. Drain cashews and blend in food processor with garlic and broth until smooth.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat; cook the celery and carrot for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add chickpeas and kale + 2 tbsp water. Stir; cover and cook for 5 minutes or until kale starts to wilt slightly.
  4. Stir in the cashew sauce.
  5. Cook, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  6. Top with basil, salt, and pepper.
  7. Enjoy!
Adapted from vegangela
Adapted from vegangela
From The Ground Up Wellness

[a really excellent study break --  the dog liked it, too!]

kale chickpea in pan
[cooking away on the stovetop]

Have a great evening, all! Back to studying I go... did you know 70% of the human immune system is in the gut? I think that's awesome [and great incentive to keep feeding the ole' bod with things that'll keep those organs happy, healthy, and thriving!]

- amy

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