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Allergy-Free Friday: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings With Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Good afternoon everyone! Just a quick post today. As someone with a few allergies, I can tell you, one of the hardest aspects is going to someone’s home for dinner, a party or a picnic. Why not offer to bring a few items? AND, who doesn’t love chicken wings? Here is a gluten and allergy-free version. Serve it along with this interesting salad, deconstructed hummus, a unique twist on a classic! These would be a wonderful contribution to any gathering.

As we all know, hummus is made from chickpeas, aka: garbanzo beans. They are a phenomenal source of fiber and unique nutrients.

Here is the nutrition information about chickpeas, courtesy of whfoods.com:

  • High in fiber – 12.5 grams per cup. (FYI-daily recommendations for fiber are 25 grams per day! 1 cup of chickpeas will give you 1/2 your daily requirement!)
  • Lowers risk for heart disease
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Healthy digestive tract (because of the fiber!)

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I hope you enjoy this little healthy

and allergy free meal.

Have a wonderful evening!

God Bless! Namaste! #sharethejoy

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Sweet & Spicy chicken Wings 

From: Allergic Living

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Ingredients

  • 4 lbs (1.8 kg) chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) allergy-safe vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) summer blossom honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

For the complete recipe follow this LINK

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

From: The View From Great Island

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Photo courtesy of The View From Great Island

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • 2 15-ounce cans of chickpeas
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, well rinsed and dried
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

dressing

  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (maybe more)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

For the complete recipe follow this LINK

About Tamara Hoerner (1083 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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