Simple Chickpea Curry with Tart Cherries

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Simple Chickpea Curry with Tart Cherries | A Couple Cooks

Simple Chickpea Curry with Tart Cherries | A Couple Cooks

Simple Chickpea Curry with Tart Cherries | A Couple Cooks

Simple Chickpea Curry with Tart Cherries | A Couple Cooks

An incredible thing about food is it can be used as medicine. That is, some illnesses can be reversed just by changing the way you eat. Alex and I know people who have treated the symptoms of endometriosis by eating a plant-based diet, and others who have reversed the onset of Type 2 diabetes. In fact, there’s a whole practice called food as medicine. Hospitals are even starting to prescribe foods in pharmacies (how cool is that?).

Alex and I are fascinated by food as medicine. While we’re not doctors, as recipe developers we get to take the foods prescribed by physicians and turn them into recipes. And having a theme for a recipe gets our creative juices flowing even more!

This chickpea curry looks innocent enough, but it’s actually hiding a secret theme: it’s full of anti-inflammatory foods. Chronic inflammation can lead to diseases like arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. The encouraging thing is, there are lots of foods that can help to offset inflammation. We created this chickpea curry to be an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, at the same time being packed with flavor. It’s made of Montmorency tart cherries, kale, tomatoes, onions, chickpeas, brown rice, turmeric, and ginger, all foods that help to fight chronic inflammation.

This anti-inflammatory recipe is also incredibly tasty, perfect for the cool fall and winter weather ahead. Head over to for the recipe!

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If you make this anti-inflammatory chickpea curry with tart cherries, we’d love to hear how it turned out. Leave a comment below or share a picture on Instagram and mention @acouplecooks and @choosecherries.

This recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.


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  • Reply
    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    September 13, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Curry is one of my favorite dishes both because it’s delicious (obvi) and because of its health benefits as you mentioned. I’ve added raisins before but have never thought to add dried cherries. Such a great idea! Love the simplicity of your recipe as well.

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    September 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Great recipes, it seem healthy!

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    October 27, 2017 at 5:27 am

    These look amazing. Can’t wait to try them – thanks!

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    January 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Just made this curry and it was delish. Thank you!

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