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vegan fush cakes

Vegan Crabby Patties

Or you could call them vegan fush cakes, chickpea patties …. Topped with a tartare sauce they’re pretty convincing. Be sure to have the nori in them for that seaside taste. Cooking chickpeas from scratch is super easy and I think you get a way better result. They’re plumper and more buttery. Follow the steps […]

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Mushroom Chickpea Masala

Mushroom Chickpea Masala

This dish is a great reminder of the power of garnishing well. Here fresh aromatics alongside the crunch of toasted sesame seeds and sweetness of chutney add layers of flavour and interest. Garnish wildly! Ingredients Serves 4 1 onion, chopped1-inch fresh ginger, minced2 garlic, minced1 tsp oil2 cups mushrooms1 sachet tikka masala (or butter chicken) […]

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Black-eyed beans

Black eyed Beans with Smoky Southern flavours: slow cooked

Cooking black-eyed beans or any dry beans from scratch can seem like a chore. But with a little forethought and a slow cooker it’s super easy! Taking the time to soak, cook, salt & steep has them literally melt off the spoon. Start a few days before you want to serve them. I generally soak […]

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borlotti beans & bulghur (Small)

Bean Stew Cooked in Red Wine

This borlotti bean stew combines my favorite ingredients, namely beans, wine, mushrooms & greens. It’s quick to throw together and makes for the perfect weekend lunch dish.  Make the beans in the morning and by lunchtime they will be falling apart wrapped in a rich luscious sauce. Serve with your favourite grain or mash. Pictured is a […]

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bulghur wheat pilav (Small)

Bulghur Wheat Pilav: a fast cooking grain

Bulghur wheat is an often overlooked ingredient – I think largely because of the “demon” word “wheat”. But let’s be clear there’s wheat (highly augmented varieties grown that are highly processed with next-to-no nutritional value and inflammatory to boot) OR there are ancient grains, grown organically that have kept nations alive through generations.  This quick cooking […]

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