Pamela Elizabeth is an entrepreneur, activist, and 10-year-plus expert in the vegan arena as a restaurateur, most notably operating the largest vegan fast-food brand in the country, the Blossom brands, and her latest venture, Urban Vegan Kitchen (UVK), a West Village retro hot spot offering upscale comfort street food à la plant-based.
For Pamela it isn't just about grub; it's a movement. "It's about letting people feel connected while they cool out and feel good in their bodies. You can have fun and change the world. It is possible. That’s what we try to do at UVK and at Blossom Du Jour," she says.
Chickpeas—they are loaded with all sorts of spectacular health benefits such as lowering high cholesterol levels, boosting the immune system, and reducing inflammation. Chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, should be an essential part of anyone's diet. The traditional medicinal use of chickpeas is interesting because it goes way back to Greek times.
Greek physicians would use them to help facilitate menstruation. Historically, we have found in books that they help women in labor to ease childbirth and increases breast milk production. Chinese medicine also advocates for this legume as they believe it's beneficial to the kidneys and has diuretic properties. Chickpeas are soothing to the stomach, all while providing a ton of protein.