Worried about being held responsible for the destruction of the planet? What if you learned that one small thing—eating more plants and plant-based foods, including chickpeas—could help you save the world? That the easiest strategy to combat climate change is simply eating more legumes?
The Chickpea Revolution Cookbook can help ease that burdensome guilt by arming you with more than 80 recipes that incorporate more plant-based and sustainable foods into your diet, including chickpeas.
Studies continue to demonstrate that animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than the emissions from all forms of transportation combined! Chickpeas are poised to become the bean of the future due to their resilience to changing climate conditions, nutritional value, and incredible versatility.
This book will score you a high-five from Mother Nature, will have you eating hearty, and nutritious meals, and will have your friends scrambling for a dinner invite. With this book, you have the opportunity to feel great, save money, and address the most pressing challenge humanity has ever faced. So, let’s get cooking!
Recipes include socca bread, chickpea polenta bites, kung pao chickpea, chickpea sweet potato sliders, aquafaba lemon meringue pie, chocolate chickpea brownies, and more!
Subtitle85 Plant-Based Recipes for a Healthier Planet and a Healthier You
AuthorBy Heather Lawless, By Jen Mulqueen
Published3 April 2018
Dimensions6.50 x 8.50in.
About the author
Heather Lawless (aka The Lawless Vegan) is a vegan foodie, blogger, and freelance writer who is building an enthusiastic following on major social platforms (@thelawlessvegan). She’s written for the National Post, Paste magazine, Spoonful, The Kitchn, and Parent’s Canada. She currently works in the area of social policy for the Ontario provincial government. She resides in Scarborough, Ontario Canada.
Jen Mulqueen is a certified culinary nutrition expert, home cook, and food enthusiast who believes in the power of food to nourish and create a better world. Her background is in documentary filmmaking, and she now works with Roots of Empathy to help create more emotionally literate and empathic children. She resides in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
"I love this book! Looking to the chickpea is an easy, healthy, delicious step all of us can take to reduce our carbon footprint. Mitigating climate change is complex. It takes more than Tesla and wind turbines. It requires a cultural shift in everything we do and how we do it - especially deciding what we eat." —Wesley Normington, executive director TREC Education and climate reality leader
"Heather Lawless and Jen Mulqueen show world-class versatility of the humble, healthy chickpea. From a clever, impossibly crunchy granola to a playful, decadent poutine, I was amazed at just how many ways you can add chickpeas, in all of their forms, to everyday meals. " —Allison Day, author of Whole Bowls and Purely Pumpkin
"A pile of chickpeas is more than just a hill of beans in the hands of Heather Lawless and Jen Mulqueen. Not all superheros wear capes; these revolutionaries don aprons on a mission to save the world, one legume at a time. Their creative recipes will empower the everyday citizen to take a stand against climate change by simply eating more plant-based meals, without sacrificing time, taste, or money. Environmental activism has never been so delicious." —Hannah Kaminsky, author of Real Food, Really Fast and BitterSweetBlog.com
"As the author of the cookbook Aquafaba, I am supremely aware of the importance, benefits, and possibilities of chickpeas. Heather and Jen (and I) want everyone to get on board the Chickpea Revolution and make the future a brighter, happier, more empathetic, and more delicious world for all generations of today and tomorrow." —Zsu Dever, author of Everyday Vegan Eats, Vegan Bowls, and Aquafaba
"Versatile and highly nutritious, the chickpea offers great health benefits. Rising food prices, and the modern day epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease make the chickpea an alluring choice. Furthermore, the many positive environmental effects of eating a plant-based diet offer an additional incentive to move in this direction and live more sustainably." —Dr. Eileen Nicolle, family physician
"Chickpeas pack incredible punch when it comes to fiber, protein and some key vitamins and minerals. Raised on an Indian vegetarian diet, the chickpea was a staple in our pantry. The Chickpea Revolution Cookbook has opened my eyes to just how versatile the chickpea can be in so many other types of cuisine. This cookbook will revolutionize your life through a healthy diet and the joy of cooking!" —Dr. Meeta Patel, emergency physician, assistant professor, faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
"Forget everything you thought you knew about the chickpea. Authors Lawless and Mulqueen have launched the unassuming garbanzo into legendary legume status. From falafel dogs and sushi to pakoras and crème brule, their beautifully photographed recipes demonstrate just how much we’ve underestimated the culinary capacity of the chi chi bean. So grab your kitchen utensils and get ready to join the revolution." —Sandra Sellani, coauthor of The 40-Year-Old Vegan