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Legume of their own

An isle ohana seasons,bakes and markets its own line of chickpea snacks, called Chic Naturals

By Joleen Oshiro

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 23, 2014

~~<p>When life gave the Bayles family lemons, they didn't turn them into lemonade. Instead, they turned out chickpea snacks &mdash; bags of dry-roasted crunchy treats, produced through their fledgling Chic Naturals company, in a growing variety of flavors now selling in a growing number of stores across the nation.</p>
<p>The adventure began eight years ago when matriarch Joan Bayles was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. After a decision to drop animal protein from her diet, the lifelong cook began creating protein-rich vegetarian dishes, and one of her successes was roasted, seasoned chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, which are particularly high in protein.</p>
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When life gave the Bayles family lemons, they didn't turn them into lemonade. Instead, they turned out chickpea snacks — bags of dry-roasted crunchy treats, produced through their fledgling Chic Naturals company, in a growing variety of flavors now selling in a growing number of stores across the nation.

The adventure began eight years ago when matriarch Joan Bayles was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. After a decision to drop animal protein from her diet, the lifelong cook began creating protein-rich vegetarian dishes, and one of her successes was roasted, seasoned chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, which are particularly high in protein. Login for more...



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