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Chick Pea with Italian Herbs & Red Wine

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Chick Pea with Italian Herbs & Red Wine Ayurveda Recipe
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Effect: Rajasic, Ojas, Prana
Meal: Lunch-Dinner
Recommended for: Autumn-Winter
Type: Beans-Legumes
Style: Western
Preparation: Boiled

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
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Use 2c canned chickpeas or 1/2c dried. Canned chickpeas are generally easier to digest than dried. Otherwise, cook dried chickpeas for several hours until tender.

In a pot, sautee garlic in olive oil. Add remaining ingredients, cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer until chickpeas are tender.

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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

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Here's a tip for the dried chickpeas and other beans: When you soak them for 6-8 hours, put 3 tablespoons of salt in the water and stir well. Drain and rinse the beans before cooking and cook as usual. They come out very tender this way.

- Diane Walters, Mountain grove, MO, 03-06-12 (Reply)
Absolutely delicious!
- Adrienne Johnson, TX, 03-25-13 (Reply)
I followed the above recipe, but wanted more spice. I added cumin, curry, turmeric and ginger! That did the trick! The whole house loved them.
- Donna Joy, Shepherdstown, WV, 01-13-15 (Reply)

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