BBQ CHICKPEA PITA SANDWICHES WITH RANCH

This sandwich is so crazy simple and I actually find myself craving it! It’s so filling and hearty and the flavors are my favorite. I’ve always been a huge barbecue + ranch fan so when this idea hit me I knew it was going to be great. Before I get into it, I have to mention how fantastic this VEGAN (yes, life is beautiful) ranch is. A few months ago a friend of mine told me about this brand of dressing called Hampton Creek that is completely vegan at Target. I immediately went and found it and I’ve been hooked ever since. Their products are DELICIOUS and are a total win with my family and I. But, anyways, lets get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans or chickpeas (I use about half of a can and then save the other half for another day, so using the entire can could feed two people)
  • Pita bread
  • Vegan ranch (I use Hampton Creek because it’s the best)
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Greens to top with (I use a spinach or kale mix, typically)ingredient.jpg

You’ll want to thoroughly rinse the beans under cool water and then let them dry. Place them into a small pot on the stove and mix in the nutritional yeast and barbecue sauce (to taste) over medium to slightly below medium heat. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until they are the consistency that you like. rinse.jpg

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Then just simply scoop them into the pita bread (cut in half) and top with lettuce and ranch! Super yummy and super easy. Hope you enjoyed!done.jpg

VEGAN ALTERNATIVE TO “PIGS IN A BLANKET”

VESAGE IN A BLANKET 

If it isn’t already obvious, I eat a plant-based diet and I enjoy turning different dishes that I used to enjoy into a more healthy and compassionate version! I used to love “pigs in a blanket” and my mom would make it every year on Christmas morning (she also now eats a plant-based diet as well). This “recipe”, and I put it in quotations because it’s just two ingredients, took all of 20 minutes to make!

Ingredients:

  • Regular crescent rounds (you can use the regular rolls but the rounds require less cutting, and they’re vegan!)
  • Any type of plant-based sausage that you want (I used the Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage)

You’ll want to preheat your oven to 375 or whatever temperature your crescent rounds require! Just follow the cooking instructions on the back. Next, you’ll want to pull apart your crescent rounds and make the pieces two inches long. The vegan sausage will need to be cut into fourths, so in half and then in half again, and you’ll want to make the pieces two inches long as well. Simple wrap the crescent rounds around the sausage and then bake for 13 minutes, or again, however long your crescent rolls require to bake!img_0114And that’s it! Serve with some mustard and you’re good to go.