Spring Cleanse – Broccoli and Chickpea Curry – Gluten-free + Vegan

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Spring Cleanse

Spring Cleanse - Broccoli and Chickpea Curry - Gluten-free + Vegan

Good morning guys!! Today is day 4 of my 7-Day Cleanse. Yesterday, day 3, was a lot easier than day 2. No more headaches, but I definitely felt pretty tired. I had that delicious creamy green smoothie for breakfast and for lunch I heated up some of the leftover vegetable soup that I had made the night previously for dinner (see my Facebook page for a photo and description of the soup). I decided a curry for dinner sounded perfect. I need you to know that I fought off every single desire to serve this over brown rice, like I was craving. I wanted to keep the first 3-4 days of my cleanse totally grain free, since I am absolutely a carboholic!! Always have been. Honestly, I didn’t miss the rice one bit. Seriously.

This curry is full of flavor and has a very satisfying crunch and texture to it, and it is insanely simple and quick to make. There is so much going on with the different flavors and the creamy curry sauce is so delicious. And look at all of those beautiful colors! What a feast for your eyes and your tummy! I ended up sprinkling some shredded unsweetened coconut on top after I took photos, along with the fresh cilantro and garlic chives and it was amazing. Mark even liked this dish and it is hard to get him to eat anything that even slightly resembles Indian food (after last year’s food poisoning incident at an Indian restaurant in Austin).

FYI  – if you prefer to make your own curry spice blend, definitely go for it. I have a premixed blend that I bought at an Asian market and I really love it, so it makes this dish that much easier.

How are you feeling today on Day 4 if you are following along? What have you been eating? Hope you have all been following along on my Facebook page, where I have been sharing what I am eating for each meal.

Spring Cleanse - Broccoli and Chickpea Curry - Gluten-free + Vegan

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1 Noelle March 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Made this for dinner tonite, used green curry paste – was a big hit with my family!
Thank you!!!!

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2 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

This sounds fantastic! I love curries and am a bit obsessed with chickpeas ;).

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3 tastyyummies March 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Thanks so much Hannah! Ha I am obsessed with both too 🙂

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4 Cangelobe May 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for the great recipe! I always search for recipes by looking at “Google images” and by searching “broccoli + curry” and ran across your beautiful photo of this great recipe. Thanks for sharing it! I added some homemade sausage too. YUM!

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