The recipes below are from Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches With Pulses - The New Superfood  by Cynthia Sass. To purchase your own copy of the book, please visit Amazon


¼ cup minced yellow onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup organic low-sodium vegetable broth
¾ cup grape tomatoes (about 16), sliced in half
¼ cup minced green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt-free Italian herb seasoning
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup chickpeas (BPA free canned, drained and rinsed is OK)


In a medium pan over low heat, sauté onion in olive oil and broth until translucent. Add tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, Italian herbs, black pepper, and lemon, and sauté until tomatoes are tender. Add chickpeas to reheat through. 

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