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Chickpeas and Potato Curry

The great thing about making waffles over the weekend when you have time is that you can have a quick breakfast during the work week.   I love the sweet/savory combo and made waffle breakfast sammies.  One waffle (4) stuffed with 1/2 cup liquid egg white and baby spinach (1) and 1/2 ounce everything bagel Cabot cheese (2) then drizzled with sugar free pancake syrup (1).

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I toasted the waffles when I got to work so they were crunchy, the cheese was salty – it’s basically everything you could ever want in a breakfast.  It was so good that I just might have it again for breakfast!  That’s a whole lot of food for 8 points!

I can’t show you my lunch because it’s a recipe I wrote for my Chopping Block blog post coming up.  It’s a soup recipe – I can tell you that – and it’s only FOUR smart points for two cups.  But even with 1/2 a serving of tortilla chips and a giant apple, I was starving on the train ride home and had to dive into my back pack and ate two Nature Valley bars for 7 points.  

When I got home I was happy to get some mail from my blog reader and friend Allyson!  She told me she sent me a little something, but it had been well over a week since she mailed it and we both thought it just might have gotten lost.  Nope!  Fourteen days after she mailed it from MS!  Thank you Allyson!  How could she have possibly known I liked snowmen?!

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Hannah’s coffee shop is no longer doing appetizer type foods, so she came home with a giant can of chick peas.  While hummus is an obvious choice (and I plan on making some this weekend) I decided to try to make a chickpea/potato/curry dish.  My inspiration came from Recipe Tin.  I did streamline her instructions a bit to make it even faster for a weeknight dinner.  The Weight Watcher recipe app said this was 6 points per serving, which is 1.5 cups of the recipe.  I served it over 1/2 cup cooked rice, so dinner came in at 9 smart points.

Chickpea and Potato Curry
Serves 6
A spicy delicious vegetarian dinner. It could also be vegan if you subbed in veggie stock for the chicken stock.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
307 calories
54 g
1 g
4 g
15 g
1 g
248 g
116 g
9 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307
Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 116mg
Total Carbohydrates 54g
Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 9g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/4 of a small onion (baby steps!)
  2. 2 cloves garlic
  3. 1/2 teaspoon hot curry powder *
  4. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  5. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon paprika
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin
  9. salt and pepper
  10. 12 ounces potatoes, peeled and diced
  11. 2 cups chick peas, rinsed and drained
  12. 14 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  13. 14 ounces water
  14. 1 tablespoon chicken base powder
  15. 2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
  1. Peel and dice potatoes and place in a microwave safe dish, and microwave on “fresh vegetable” setting.  Meanwhile, put the onion, garlic, curry powder, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, tomatoes, water and chicken base powder in a blender.  Add that mixture to a small stock pot.  Add in the canned chickpeas, the microwaved potatoes and cook over medium heat until the sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup fresh spinach to each bowl, pour chickpea potato mixture into dish with cooked rice, garnish with chopped green onion or cilantro.
  1. * taste your curry powder first before adding it to the recipe - all curry powders are not created equal!
Adapted from Recipe Tin
Adapted from Recipe Tin
My Bizzy Kitchen
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Please note that not all curry powders are the same.  I used this hot curry powder – and literally 1/2 teaspoon was enough to spice up this whole dish.  The original recipe called for TWO tablespoons!  So start with a little and you can always add more.

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The verdict?  I liked it.  I loved all the spice going on in the dish, but truth be told, I missed the meat.  But I guess having one meatless meal during the week won’t kill me!

I’ve got a busy day today!  Going to Weight Watchers before work to weigh in.  We have a bring your lunch AT our Weight Watchers meeting (with tables and chairs with water and fruit provided) and then Cooking Club!  I am happy I am just in charge of a side dish this time.  I believe the head Chef is Donna, and she’s making a salmon dish.  If it wasn’t for this group I never would have tried salmon or halibut, both of which I love now!

Now to figure out what to pack for my WW lunch – something that doesn’t need heating up, and I have about 10 minutes to put it together. Smile with tongue out

Make it a great day!

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  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    February 9, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Wait… what is that puppy/bear in your snowman gift picture??!!!!

    • Biz319
      February 9, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      The polar bear on the right is the greeting card she sent me – so cute!

  • Kym
    February 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I’m drooling over the Potato Curry. I really like the “hot” curry powder but have to be careful not to go overboard if I know my daughter will be eating it. We have an Indian grocery store about 25 minutes from my house. I have not yet been there. Every time I drive by I seem to be in a hurry to get some place else. I need to make it a planned stop someday soon. Thanks again for everything!

    • Biz319
      February 9, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Wouldn’t we have the best time shopping together?! Eating spicy Indian food and such!

  • kris
    February 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Nom I love when you post a meatless recipe for selfish reasons lol. I use it in my “turkey/jackfruit” soup recipe : ) Hope you have a great day and here’s to temps in the 50’s tomorrow don’t forget your walking shoes!

    • Biz319
      February 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      One good thing about my firm is that there doesn’t seem to be a “dress code” policy so I wear my black gym shoes as “work” shoes every day, so I am always prepared. Hey, at least we got sun today!

      And you’re welcome with the veggie dish! 😀

  • Lisa
    February 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Are the calories correct?
    It looks delicious to me!

    • Biz319
      February 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Doh! Nope. I forgot to add the serving size in the recipe, so that’s for the WHOLE pot 😀

      It was tasty!

  • Roz@lens3
    February 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I’m a member of the “love Indian food” side!!!
    We have bike shares all over Vancouver too. They’re popping up everywhere.
    Have a good day Vat!

    • Biz319
      February 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Hey Roz! Still on my bucket list to come visit you and Dennis in Vancouver! 😀