How was your 4th of July? Ours was quiet as Jay is studying for his surgical boards, which is okay with me! I picked up a new book, The Plant Paradox after listening to a podcast from the One Part Podcast by Jessica Murnane. If you are into podcasts, I highly recommend Jessica’s podcasts because they are so darn good and informative! This episode featured Dr. Steven Gundry and his research with lectins – a type of protein in healthy foods that may not be good for you! This immediately piqued my interest and had to get the book! After reading chapter 1, I realized it’s super important to know where the food you are buying is coming from. How long ago was it picked? How long did it take to get to the grocery store? Have you ever thought about this? Thanks to Dr. Gundry, he explained it very well, and it sure is an eye-opener.
I was hoping to get this recipe on the blog before the holiday, as this would have been a great refreshing pasta salad to share with family and friends! Anyways, this pasta salad is perfect for any occasion, and it’s a great fulfilling side or meal for these summer days! The seasoned chickpeas add a nice warming bite to the pasta salad, and I highly recommend it! If you aren’t vegan, shrimp would be a great substitute for the chickpeas! I hope you all love it!
Until next time friends, Namaste! ♥
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