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In college, my friend Sean always used to make what he called “three things from a can.” These concoctions were pretty much what they sounded like, plus a healthy dose of seasoning. They almost always turned out well.

This is my four-years-post-undergrad version of that. Although at 30 carbs a serving, it’s not particularly low-carb, it’s totally vegetarian, chock full of protein, and full of stuff that’s generally good for you. Carnivores can definitely replace the chickpeas with shredded chicken or turkey- I think either of those will go nicely in this.

On another note, when I lived in Japan, everyone tried to convince me that cheese and curry are a wicked combo. I refused- Japanese curry is sweet and Japanese cheese is often that horrible plastic crap, and I couldn’t see them being very nice together. This, made with real Indian curry and cheddar cheese that actually TASTES like something, makes me wonder what I was missing all that time, ’cause this is the excellentness.

CHEESY CHICKPEA CURRY
Makes four medium-sized bowls or three larger helpings.

Carb count: 30 g (if four servings)
Calories: 337
Fat: 18 grams
Protein: 14 grams

Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas (or roughly 425 g of non-canned chickpeas.)
1 can of diced tomatoes
Roughly 150 grams of cheddar cheese
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
Black pepper
Indian curry powder (available anywhere these days, really- I actually got mine from the Malaysian section of my favourite Chinese grocery, but the writing’s in Sanskrit and it tastes awesome.)
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Turmeric
Cumin
Fenugreek

1. Saute diced shallots and garlic in olive oil until they are tender and translucent.
2. Add chickpeas and cook, stirring frequently, for about five minutes.
3. Pour in tomatoes and add spices. Cook until hot throughout.
4. Add cheddar cheese and stir until all cheese is melted.
5. Serve by itself, or over cauliflower rice (or real rice!)

And for your unrelated picture, here’s this:

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