Category: Vegan

Chickpeas with lemon & garlic

Chickpeas with lemon & garlic

This recipe for Chickpeas with lemon & garlic is a perfect accompaniment to a whole host of dishes. It really needs to be made with dried chickpeas for the best results so a little planning ahead is required.

The broth that is created whilst cooking this dish is fantastic and can be eaten straight from the pan hot, or my preference is to let it cool in the fridge overnight. The next day, the flavours will have intensified and you really get the lemon and garlic coming through.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Guacamole these days is a well known component to the Friday /Saturday night tradition of chips & dips – you know, the usuals… tortilla or posh Kettle chips with cream cheese & chive, hummus, taramasalata (if you’re feeling adventurous), and of course Guacamole.

Proper homemade Guacamole, should be rich and creamy from really good quality, and really ripe Avocados

For me the initial texture should be followed up with a bit of a kick! This comes from finely chopped shallots or red onions, hot red chilli and I always add a bit of Garlic

Sriracha

Sriracha

This bright red, hot sauce is made from red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt, and sugar. The sauce is hot and tangy with just a hint of sweetness, and I must admit, I am absolutely addicted to it!

Sriracha sauce is often served as a condiment in Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese restaurants. And the plastic green lidded Rooster bottle it is sold and served in has become as iconic as the sauce itself.

Pitta Breads

Pitta Breads

Once you have experienced a fresh, homemade pitta bread, you will never go back to the sorry excuse that the large supermarkets happily sell you.

With a little bit of effort, and some trial and error, you will soon be able to make these breads quickly and without too much fuss. The result will be a fantastically flavoured flat bread, with a light, soft texture and very welcoming of any delicious fillings that you want to stuff into them! Nothing like the tasteless cardboard that you will have become accustomed to from UK supermarkets.

Focaccia

Focaccia

This simple recipe for homemade Foccacia will blow your mind – infinitely better than anything you can buy from the supermarket or even a lot of local producers.

The secret to success here, as with many bread recipes is time. To get a really great finished result, don’t rush it!