Cilantro Chickpea Salad

Little April shower

Beating a tune as you fall all around

Drip, drip, drop little April shower

What can compare with your beautiful sound?

My name called by a Barista? It might come in a close second, Bambi.

So, it’s raining off and on and we have all the time in the world this week as school is out for Spring Break. Luckily, us Californians are quite fearful of water falling from the sky, so most kid friendly places are empty. Well, except for the pay to play joints, I’m steering clear of those stops. We are half way through our looong week at home and things are going pretty well.

I surprised the kids with a Playdough Swirl Shop set that I had tucked away for a rainy day, the boys went shopping with me and I still saved plenty of money AND I’ve managed to get some laundry done. No one said I have put any away, but at least it is clean.

No lecture this week. Just gonna show you what only 3 coupons can do at F&E.

Look what Fresh & Easy started offering. A fun CSA style organic box! We have tried Farm Fresh to You off and on and have had decent experiences. I usually end up cancelling subscriptions in favor of finding my own organic deals though. F&E’s box is fun because it is right there, where you can look inside and make sure you have exactly what you want. Everything is organic and your savings is listed on the side.


While at the store, I grabbed (almost) everything I needed to replicate a tasty looking salad I spied on Pinterest last night. Cilantro Lime Chickpea salad sounds like a springtime dish and I am trying my best not to turn to big bowls of cheesy pasta during all this rain!

The original recipe instructs the spinach and cilantro to be chopped to bits in a food processor. I created my lunch while Max was napping, so a knife had to do the work. I’ll admit the food processed version looks much more fun.

I’m still eating on the DAMY program, where chickpeas are my carbs for lunch and not my protein as they had always been in a past life. I mixed in some cottage cheese and wound up topping the salad with a few pumpkin seeds. Totally satisfying, totally spring-y and totally delicious.

Head over to Oh She Glows to get the recipe for Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad and drool over her photo!

I have about 80 pictures from Easter and this is the best one I could find. Why is it so hard to have two kids look forward and smile at the same time? Why oh why?

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