Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad with Spiced Citrus Dressing

  Marion Cotillard (photog. Mario Testino) / via my Pinterest   I feel like legumes deserve an apology from me. For so long the dodgy, mass produced versions of legume salads that lurk in the corners of supermarket delis, constituted the sum total of my legume-salading experience and it put me off big time. I…

Midweek Meltdown Roasted Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

Image via We Heart It   Oh hell yes. File this one under “salads that make you go mmm”. This recipe features some of my current favourite foodthings: chickpeas, roasted pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. They come together to create a substantial salad that will fill you right up and get you charging towards the…

Roasted Pumpkin Topped Rice Bake

  Grumpy Cat via Ffffound This is a simple, light tasting bake that is great for a weeknight winter dinner huddled around the heater. We’ve been doing a lot of that lately, up in the Wellington hills! As well as being delicious, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds add an extra punch of protein, vitamins and…

Three-Way Chickpea Carrot Salad with Fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing

Image via Ffffound |   I offer this belly-rubbing recipe in lieu of the promised post about eating vegan in provincial New Zealand, which was abandoned when I realised that eating vegan well in the provinces involves exactly the same thing as eating vegan well in any NZ city: prepare to do it yourself and…

Badass Chickpeas & Carrots with Roasted Asparagus

Via Ffffound   This is my latest fast and tasty legume creation, complemented by juicy roasted asparagus. To round out an awesome meal, add a handful of green leaves dolloped with tangy homemade tofu mayo. Chickpeas are one of the most versatile foods around, and undeniably one of the healthiest, being packed with protein, iron,…

Tahini-Tomato Chickpea Casserole (+ Why Do Dried Legumes Rule?)

By Russ Mills, via Ffffound We had this for dinner last night with a big dollop of smashed pumpkin. Simple, delicious, wholesome goodness. It was rhe first time I have ever prepared legumes from dried, instead of using canned ones. They taste much cleanerfresherbetter, which makes sense when you think about it. Also, it is…

Sarah’s Delicious Chilli (Lissa’s Way) + Bonus Vegan Quesadillas

Via Ffffound The original recipe is from the amazing How It All Vegan. My version has a tweaked bean lineup and a few quantity changes to make it a lil more sassy. This is one of my favourite recipes. It is ridiculously easy to cook and makes A LOT so, unless you’re feeding an entourage, there will…

Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy & Lissa’s Easy As F*ck Roast Potatoes

Via Ffffound If you need a comfort food knockout punch for skeptics, this is the one. Even your bogan friends will love this. Yes, really. The world needs more kickass vegan condiments. Awesome wholefood condiments are one area of kitchen wizardry that I haven’t explored much yet. This gravy is one of my favourites so far…