Tag Archives : Chickpeas

Fragrant Vegetable Curry


Fragrant Vegetable Curry Curry conjures up all sorts of images depending who you are, where you’re from, what your local takeaway serves and whether or not you are fortunate enough to have friends who have been taught by their parents how to make the best tasting curries using fresh spices! I think I’ve always liked the actual taste of curry,…

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Socca Style Wraps


Socca Style Wraps Do you keep gram flour as a kitchen staple or do you just buy it when needed? I never used to have it. I didn’t know where to buy it. In fact, I probably never realised such a thing existed! We use it quite a lot, gram flour, or garbanzo flour, call it chickpea flour if you…

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Winter Chickpea Salad


Winter Chickpea Salad Chickpeas! Do you eat them? Do you love them? They are almost a staple in our house! My husband buys them by the case (12 tins) or two or three!!! We have dried chickpeas too but it’s so easy to just open a tin and eat them straight out of the… pop them in a pan with…

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Back to Basics: Falafel


Back to Basics: Falafel What! No falafel recipe on my blog! HOW could that happen! Oops! It’s something we make quite a bit in some shape or form! 😀 I also realised that I haven’t posted in the Back to Basics series for a while, so here is a delicious falafel recipe for you. In the oven five minutes after you’ve…

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Chickpeas & Chard


Chickpeas & Chard Who knew! Apparently chard grows all year round! Every time we visit the allotment there’s delightful greens, deep reds and yellows to greet us popping up through the bare soil. Not much else is growing now especially since we’ve had frosts this week but the chard… the chard is still there, steadily growing. We use it like…

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What’s quicker than take-out? Cheeky Chickpeas!


What’s quicker than take-out? Cheeky Chickpeas! Do you love the lighter brighter evenings? Do you find yourself having dinner later and later? Well, last night hubby decided he wanted very hot curry (to get rid of a headache)! Realising that it was already 6.30pm (we have dinner at 6pm on a school night) he rang his favourite take-away. Did I…

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Chickpeas in less than ten minutes


Chickpeas in less than ten minutes Don’t you just love quick meals! 🙂 Sure you could stab a microwave meal and ping it for five minutes. You could even grab something from the freezer and throw it in the oven for ten minutes. I’d rather make this! 😀 Chickpeas are almost a staple in our house – they’re full of…

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Time for a Curry… Vegan & Gluten-Free


Time for a Curry… Vegan & Gluten-Free The weekly lunch that appears always to be at mine nowadays! 😛 🙂 has moved from a Friday to a Wednesday – mainly to accommodate my best friends change in work schedule! 😀 I usually just rustle up whatever I have in the fridge that morning and it never gets onto the blog,…

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Easiest chickpeas ever!!!


Easiest chickpeas ever! Well what a week! I’m not into politics… or am I!!!? Hmmm! Well, this is not the place for that and I’m sure you all have your own opinions about what’s going on!?! This week I’ve been very busy… a bit too busy in all fairness! This week is my sons birthday so that in itself has…

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Fritters! Yumyum!


Fritters! Yumyum! You know when you’re hungry but don’t want to eat junk? When you open the fridge and there’s nothing to eat (apart from a drawer full of vegetables and a carton of coconut milk)? When there’s no bread in the house, no ready meals (aka something you made previously and froze)! not even a stash of pancakes!? 😛…

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Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip!


Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip! Back to school! OMGosh! Where did the summer holidays go? It doesn’t seem five minutes since the holidays started let alone five weeks! 🙁 My friends always have mixed views about the holidays… I love having the children about and with lots of planning there’s always something to do! 😀 I’m already…

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Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake


Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake So, I am another year older 😀 and have spent almost the whole week being spoilt one way or another! I’ve seen friends, eaten out, been to my parents, had presents, cake, chocolate, been shopping and even been to the park! 😀 Have a look… Anyway, the recipe which I am sharing today is inspired by two…

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Back to Basics: Houmous!


Back to Basics: Houmous You know, houmous is one of those things which automatically gets added to the weekly shop without too much thought but it’s really so simple to make your own and takes about as long to make as it does to wrestle the box out of the cardboard sleeve and remove the plastic! 😀 Houmous (or hummus / humus) is…

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Chickpea soup DEGF (chana, gram, garbanzo…)


Chickpea Soup. Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free. Welcome to a new week! Hopefully you had a great weekend 🙂 This week will be a bit busy for me so here are my apologies if I don’t post as regularly as usual or if I take longer than usual to read your comments! Last night I was having a quick look through…

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