Buffalo Garbanzo Salad

Standing with my best friend from Bozeman, MT.,was one of the most confirming, life-breathing things I’ve felt in a long time. I felt like I’d been holding my breath, living in a dream for two years. She reminded me, “Dorothy, you manifested this. About ten years ago. Do you remember? You were teaching yoga, the class was just over or just starting, and we were all talking about Vilcabamba. And you said you had no money, but you knew you were going there, were gonna live there, live off the land. You knew you would and you didn’t know how. But you would. And you did. You manifested this.” And as I took my breath, and breathed, I remembered that I came here with less than $10k, and here I am, with two houses and a business and handing out green smoothies from my own land. What a huge, magnificent blessing.

Recipe of the Day – Buffalo Chickpea Salad


½ c. raw sunflower seeds, soaked overnight,, then laid to dry on paper towels until they sprout, 1. 1/2 days
Juice of 1 lemon
3 T. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 T. nutritional yeast
½ T. miso
5 T.  water, or to desired consistency

2 c. cooked chickpeas
1 tsp. paprika
1 pinch  salt
4 tap.olive oil
2 T.buffalo chipote hot sauce
4 c. lettuce, chopped, washed and dried
Extra lemon wedges (optional)

Dressing: Add  the ingredients into  a high power blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
Transfer to a jar or bottle and chill.

Chickpeas: Dry the beans by gently rolling between the paper towels until the chickpeas are fairly dry. Do not skip this step or they won’t crisp up.

Transfer the dried chickpeas to a medium bowl, add the paprika, salt and olive oil and gently stir to coat the beans.

Heat up a skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the chickpeas, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes so they do not burn. Test to see if they are crisp to your liking.

Transfer chickpeas to the clean medium-sized bowl and add the buffalo sauce. Toss to coat with the dressing and then the chickpeas and decorate with lemon wedges.

Word of the Day – manifestacion – manifestation

 Tip Of the Day – Go ahead and dream big, especially if the dream is clear as a bell and you don’t picture possible hindrances.

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