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Chickpea/Spinach Curry, Breakfast Burritos, and Pad Thai

I don’t know what took me so long to try the Chickpea and Spinach Curry recipe from VwaV. I’m kind of mad at myself I’ve been missing out on this tasty dish! If you can’t tell by my previous posts, I’ve been on a Chickpea and Curry bender the past week or two. This recipe was absolutely delicious and will give you plenty of leftovers.

One thing I can’t find in Chicagoland is Aunt Mid’s Baby Spinach. I haven’t liked the other brands I’ve tried here and the fresh spinach at the stores has been really hit or miss. Luckily, at Sam’s Club of all places, I found a large 1.5 lb bag of Newman’s Own Organic Baby Spinach. It was on the pricey side at $4.48 but it was tasty so that makes it worth it. πŸ˜€ This recipe calls for 10 cups of fresh spinach so I’m glad I bought a big bag. I have enough spinach left to make some Pasta Alfredo.

Wow, you can really see the steam in this picture:

Chickpea and Spinach Curry - VwaV

This morning for breakfast I made Breakfast Burritos from the Hot Damn and Hell Yeah Cookbook/Zine by Ryan Splint. For the tortillas, I used the ones with the blue label from Trader Joes. The filling is packed full of veggies – mushrooms, onions, carrots, potatoes, corn, and red pepper – and mixed with black beans. The recipe calls for canned diced tomatoes but I’m not crazy about canned tomatoes in burrito fillings. I cut up some fresh Roma tomatoes instead.

I made a double batch so we’ll be eating these for breakfast or dinner for the next couple of days. I’ll also up the spice levels next time too. I’m a big fan of spicy food.

Breakfast Burrito Filling:

Breakfast Burrito Filling

A very exciting picture (HA!) of the breakfast burrito. No fancy garnishes because I was really hungry this morning:

Breakfast Burrito

Now for another repeat. I made VwaV’s Brooklyn Pad Thai yet again. I always like to use wide rice noodles in my Pad Thai. In fact, the first time I ever had Pad Thai, it was made with wider rice noodles. I sheepishly admit the first time I ever had Thai Food was from a veg-friendly food vendor at Lollapalooza in 1995! LOL

Brooklyn Pad Thai - VwaV

Hope everyone has a fantastic day!!! πŸ˜€

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  • bazu January 31, 2007, 9:13 am

    Aaahhh! You were at Lollapalooza! That is so cool. =)
    I’ve also been on a chickpea bender latelly, and I still want more. Your curry looks awesome-you are right the spinach is totally worth it. Mmmm… breakfast burritos.

  • veganruthie January 31, 2007, 10:07 am

    Yum thouse burritos look delish! πŸ™‚ I’ve been in an anti-curry and anti-onion mood lately. Anything stinky has been making me sick! πŸ™‚

  • Aurora's Mom January 31, 2007, 11:10 am

    I’m so with you on the chickpeas! I love them in anything, lately I’ve been making falafels, and eating them all myself since my husband doesn’t share my passion for chickpeas..so sad (not! more for me!) ;o)

  • madeinalaska January 31, 2007, 8:11 pm

    yep, all that good food and my comment too is on the laooapalooza.. kee hee.. I went to the second one in Seattle, well, outside seattle headliners included chili peepers, sound garden, pearl jam, lush, ministry, ice cube…ect, ect.. AWESOME! it was on the cusp of the whole grunge thing like – 92 i think.. It was my first and last BIG concert.. I was just floored by what ten thousand people looked like!

  • vicki January 31, 2007, 9:54 pm

    hot damn & hell yeah! that burrito filling looks great — i have that book so i’ll have to give it a go. gotta try the pad thai! :o)

  • Twisted Cinderella February 1, 2007, 7:36 am

    That looks great! I think I am going to be cooking with chickpeas today.

  • judy February 1, 2007, 7:42 am

    Everything looks so good, especially the steamy chickpea and spinach curry.

    My sister was at Lollapalooza in 95, I think, anyway it was the one with Elastica, Hole and Sonic Youth. Wish I could have gone too πŸ™

  • pinknest February 1, 2007, 2:19 pm

    chickpeas and spinach are perfect together. it looks great. and i love that bright blue plate!

  • Kati February 1, 2007, 4:40 pm

    You know what is funny? Your plates match your counter tops! I know, you probably realized that already, but I figured I’d point it out to the rest of us slowpokes. =)

    That breakfast burrito sounds like a great idea. I don’t think I’ve had one since I ate eggs *gasp* – thanks for the inspiration!

  • Diann February 1, 2007, 9:37 pm

    I think I could eat anything with chickpeas and that burrito filling every week. I haven’t made the Pad Thai yet, but all I hear is raves. What yummy spicy food you made!

  • mikaela February 1, 2007, 10:26 pm

    The breakfast burritos are making me hungry…. πŸ™‚

  • Jackie February 2, 2007, 9:30 am

    I love chickpeas and also love spinach. A wonderful combination.

  • Vivacious Vegan February 2, 2007, 8:24 pm

    I have been craving pad thai for a long time. I forgot to pick some up the last time I went to the store. Ugh! It’s going to be a while before I get back there again.

  • midwestvegan February 3, 2007, 10:30 am

    Love the burrito — it has things I would never have added to a burrito.

  • vegandiva February 4, 2007, 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the great comments everyone πŸ˜€

    Aurora’s Mom – that’s the best attitude – more for me πŸ™‚ too funny!!! Rob shares my love for falafels so I’m always forced to share mine.

    MadeInAlaska, Oh cool, you got to see a lot of great bands at the Lollapalooza you went too. I know what you mean about being floored by all the people. We had pavilion seats and there were so many more people who had lawn tickets. The lawn people got very unruly and starting throwing chunks of sod at the pavilion people. One of us had to be turned around at all times to keep an eye out….as soon as we heard “incoming” we’d all duck.

    Judy, yep that’s the Lollapalooza I went too. Hole, Sonic Youth, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Beck, Cypress Hill, Pavement, Moby……lots of cool bands/people. It was fun πŸ™‚