Carlin Pea Chilli

Ever heard of Carlin Peas? Lancastrians will know exactly what they are, but likely if you’re from down south like me, these were total news.

Carlin peas, aka maple peas, aka black badgers, aka pigeon peas, aka brown peas – are a British grown classic (medievally speaking) that make a great substitute to the chick pea. Enjoyed on bonfire night in the north, with lashing of vinegar – wiki’s words!

Imagine that, an air mile free (in the UK) chickpea and bean alternative. Great news huh, for salads, soups, stews, brownies, and…. chilli’s.

A four bean/pea chilli, which we’ll grant ya, does rack the air mile count back up again but it all helps, innit. And it’s vegan.  With air miles on the membrane, we opted for freekeh instead of the go to quinoa, the results were pleasing. This is a fail safe recipe from Jamie’s 15 minute meals, and delicious. We’ve said 30mins cuz we’re not as quick as Jamie – but it does cook in 15mins.

Tuck in.  Continue reading “Carlin Pea Chilli”

Pumpkin Hummus

Now then, this isn’t pumpkin flavoured chick pea hummus, this is hummus made from pumpkin.

And oh boy, reckon it’s better than the chick pea version. Yep.

Now, you know we love hummus so much we’re prepared to peel every bloomin’ chick pea to achieve that smooth consistency we crave, so these are big words, but that’s one of the reasons this dish beats the better known version, it’s so damn easy, and really, really good. And veegs! Continue reading “Pumpkin Hummus”

K-fries

K-fries, of the meat-free variety. Cuz k-fries usually comes complete with beef bulgogi, a quintessentially Korean dish, meaning ‘fire meat’. But enuff about that given we’ve taken it out, it isn’t missed!

A Korean-American hybrid, obvs, these are nachos’ cool young cuz.

Oven french fries, kimchi, quickled red chilli, spring onions, and coriander, dripping in cheese and sour cream, what more could you ask for? Perfect sharing street food.  Continue reading “K-fries”

Leia Cake

Here it is! The centrepiece of Maz Kanata’s Tapas.

So Leia Cake. Aka chickpea fritters with beetroot, mozzarella and pink peppercorn sauce. These are the fluffiest, lightiest fritters we’ve ever come across. On account of the method, a new one on us for fritters. Continue reading “Leia Cake”

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