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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"I live on good soup, not on fine words."
-Moliere, Playwright

The refrigerator light goes on...

Take your time and simmer this soup slowly so that it infuses with the bacon and sage. The chick peas should be slightly soft and will add creaminess to the soup. With a nice slice of sourdough or gluten-free bread, this is a perfect meal.

Canned Tomatoes

I love canned tomatoes. They are a fantastic product because it means that fairly good tomatoes are available to you for sauces and such year round. Experiment with different brands to find a quality product that you like. My favorite brand is Muir Glen Organic tomatoes. They are consistently bright red and flavorful. You can buy whole, peeled, not peeled, crushed, etc

 

Tomato and Chick Pea Stew



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe makes very good leftovers.

1 slice bacon (diced)
1 large onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 28 ounce can peeled tomatoes
2 15 ounce can no salt added chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1 Tbsp dried sage
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring frequently, for about two minutes.

Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, chick peas, sage, bay leaves, salt and pepper.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about an hour.

Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 293 Calories from Fat 58
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 10%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 381mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 12g 50%
    Sugars 13g  
Protein 14g  
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 15% Iron 33%
Vitamin K 18 mcg Potassium 849 mg
Magnesium 90 mg