Easy Chickpea Vindaloo

I’m all for a delicious dinner that’s easy to make !


  • 2 (12.5 oz. each) jars of Maya Kaimal Spicy Vindaloo Indian Simmer Sauce (Hot)
  • 3 (16 oz. each) cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Brown rice, for serving


1.) Add the chickpeas and sauce to a large skillet, setting it over medium-high heat. Once boiling, turn the heat down and let simmer for 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

Sure it could’ve looked prettier with some cilantro on it but this sauce was really tasty ! Mommy would’ve liked it just a little bit more if there’d been a squeeze of lime juice added to it but otherwise thought it was delicious. Even with the rice you could still get the heat from the sauce. This wasn’t one of those sauces that says it’s hot but it’s really not, this was definitely spicy !

I wasn’t paid in any form to mention Maya Kimal’s vindaloo sauce.

Take care y’all !


The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese You’ll Ever Eat?

I’m not gonna lie, I love me some mac and cheese so when I come across a website that trying to say it has the best vegan version you’ll ever eat, I’m skeptical. Regardless, I decided to try making the recipe and see how it’d turn out.

While I did enjoy this recipe, I doubt it’s the best vegan version of mac and cheese you’ll come across. I did like that it had plenty of sauce to coat the pasta and have some left over afterwards and while you do get some cheesy flavor think to the nutritional yeast, mommy and me both thought that the garlic was even more prevalent (in fairness to you readers, I did use a big clove but they also never said what size of clove to use so…). There’s also a jalapeƱo that gets blended in with the cheese sauce (seeds and all) but you’d never be able to tell ’cause there was zero heat ! I tried adding a few extra slices on but it still didn’t add any heat. If anything I think I liked the mac and cheese more without the raw slices. I’d be willing to try making this again but I’d definitely add more nutritional yeast and use a smaller clove of garlic. Oh yeah, my mom is trying to figure out if she has a gluten intolerance so we had these with gluten-free pasta made from chickpeas and it was surprisingly similar to the pasta that does have gluten !

If you’d like to try this recipe out for yourself, click here.

I was not paid in any form to mention this recipe.

Take care y’all !