All posts tagged: recipe

Yummy Chickpea Sandwich Filler

Since giving up meat, I’ve found sandwiches a bit challenging. While vegetarians can enjoy cheese or egg filling, there are precious few options for vegans. I’m not vegan myself, but I am trying to cut down on dairy. Yesterday I adapted one of my favourite recipes for chicken salad and was happy with the result. Using vegan mayonnaise in this recipe makes it suitable for those avoiding eggs and dairy. The secret to this recipe is the dill pickle which can be difficult to locate in the UK. Polish delis are a good place to check, or you can buy Spreewalder pickles from a good German grocer. Heinz dill pickles are available on Amazon. 1 can cooked chickpeas; drained, rinsed, and mashed 1/2 celery stalk, finely diced 1/2 carrot, finely diced 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped 1 salad onion, thinly sliced 1 large dill pickle, finely diced 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise 1 tablespoon dried tarragon salt and pepper to taste In a medium bowl, combine all of the above, stir well to mix and you’re …

Vegan Chilli

I’ve been making this chilli for years, and it’s one of our favourite things to eat when it’s a bit cold and grey out (so nine months out of the year in Scotland). You’ll get much better results soaking and cooking dried beans instead of using tinned, but if you’re in a hurry, tinned beans are fine. I’ve included the spice mix I use, but if you can’t be bothered, feel free to use a packet of chilli seasoning mix. I like Old ElPaso if I’m in a rush or don’t have everything to hand. This recipe feeds four. Six if accompanied by rice. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red chilli pepper, finely chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 300g mushrooms, coarsely chopped (quartered works well if they’re not huge) 30g coriander, stems and leaves separated 400g tinned chopped tomatoes 250g dried pinto beans, cooked according to packet (unless it says to add salt – don’t!) 1 vegetarian stock cube 1 tablespoon tomato puree Spice mix 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon chilli powder (the temperature …

Wife’s Cuisine

I’ve been taking a little break from writing over the summer – mainly because it’s hot and I’m lazy. But I wanted to share this amazing YouTube channel with those of you who enjoy food and cooking. It’s called Wife’s Cuisine and it’s gorgeous. The channel will appeal to anyone who loves to prepare and eat delicious, beautiful food. Every recipe is made with the love and care we’d all like to put into our food. The videos are beautifully shot with pleasing scenes and lighting. I find them super relaxing. If you have any interest in Korean cooking, I recommend giving them a look.