In the 3 months that I’ve been on a vegan diet, I’ve learned a lot of things.  One lesson in particular will stay with me for quite some time – learn to love thy chickpeas.  

Beans are pretty crucial when you aren’t eating meat, dairy, or eggs, so learning to use different kinds of beans is a pretty big deal if you want to be successful as a vegan.  And chickpeas are a very special kind of bean because they somehow manage to be a wonderful substitute for both chicken and tuna (it sounds crazy, but I’m telling you, it’s true).

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