What a great idea! I always have garbanzo/chickpeas on hand for when I want hummus. I am totally adding them to pasta sauce! (BTW, Newmans Own Tomato & Basil is my fav).
I agree on the soy issue. It really is in everything once you start looking at labels. Garbanzo beans are a very clever idea for a meatless sauce. Great idea Sarah :)
I buy the Reduced Sodium or Organic Garbanzo Beans. Both have a much lower sodium count, sometimes for the same price, sometimes for a just 20 cents more. Meat consumption has been linked to increased cancer too. For ovarian cancer, it's processed meat that seems to increase cancer risk. (http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/04/20/us-processed-meat-idUSTRE63J42N20100420)For other cancers, like colorectal cancers, it's red meat in general. Beans are the safest choice by far, and Garbanzos are so versatile! Thanks for sharing your sauce - I'm excited to try it!
I'll have to try this! I make my own spaghetti sauce that is really good and SUPER easy but it is meatless. I'll have to give this a try. :)
Something else people should know about soy is that you should not eat it or drink soy milk if you are on thryroid medication. Soy mimics the effects of thryroid so will mess with your meds.I love chick peas; there are so many wonderful ways to eat them. I'll remember the spaghetti sauce tip! Thanks.
YUM - that looks good and I bet my peeps would eat it without complaining. You can also cook your own chickpeas int he crock pot and control the salt that way. Did you know that people with thyroid disease (mostly women) should not eat or drink soy, also? It's pushed all the time like women everywhere need it and some of us def do not!
cool! garbanzo beans are so healthy. My husband says it isn't dinner unless there is meat... I wonder if I can fool him :)
Sarah, That sounds good, and healthy too. Thanks for sharing.Blessings, Beth
Yum! sounds good! thanks for the great recipe! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!-Nikkihttp://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/
I am going to try this - never thought of using beans in spaghetti sauce! I like to do my beans from dried since I have a heart condition and have to keep the sodium down. Plus, if you just soak them overnight, rinse then throw in the crockpot until done, they don't get all mushy. You can then drain them and portion them out in freezer bags so you always have some ready. Saves lots of money, too. Win win!
We have the same taste in food, so don't worry about not being a vegetarian... :-)
You discovered my trick! Only I never thought of chickpeas, I just used to grind up lots of veggies in my spaghetti sauce! Great minds think alike.
I have been loving chick peas lately, but haven't used them in spaghetti! So trying this :) Glad to have found your blog!
Hey! Just wanted to invite you over to share one of your wonderful recipes at my link party- Savory Sundays!! Have a great week!!
I never thought of doing that. If I want a meat free meal, I use Quorn in preference over Soy.
I feel the same way about soy. I love beans, I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday.
We've been trying to eat some meals without meat too. I'll have to try this. It's only my husband and I and I'm finding it hard to cook for two without having to eat leftovers for days.
We went vegan recently and keep chick peas on hand for hummus. Tried this tonight and it was awesome! My nonvegan children didn't even notice:-)
Will have to try this - I've been a vegetarian for over 20yrs and I like to look for new ideas to keep things tasty & interesting. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)
How did it taste? :) I'm a vegetarian and like to avoid eating soy at every meal.
Awesome idea! I try to go meatless once a week, but with 2 of 3 in the house being soy intolerant (as well as having trouble with gluten, sesame, egg and a bunch of other stuff), it can be tricky. I usually just make things that normally don't have meat in them, but I really love this idea- definitely going to give it a try!
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