All posts tagged: chickpeas

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chickpeas

Now look here, I know I’ve taken the piss out of the pumpkin spice craze in my time. But I’m growing as a person every day and this months personal growth just happens to include the acceptance – nay, embracement – of autumns most popular spice mix. If you really want to just get right into autumn, really get in there, but don’t want to drink gallons of hot chocolate and eat far too much cake, this recipe has got your back. It’s the best of both worlds, really. A teenie little bit sweet, crack-level (I presume, I’m more of a heroin girl myself) (kidding) addictive and yet, not too bad for you at all. I guess what I’m really trying to say here is, please don’t hate me for succumbing to pumpkin spice. It was only a matter of time, we all knew it. I made a batch of the spice mix as described in this recipe. If you can’t be arsed to click on that, it’s 3 tbsps ground cinnamon, 2 tsps ground …

Quick and Easy Avocado Houmous

Love houmous? Skip the next sentence and be glad you’ve arrived at this recipe. Don’t like houmous? Fair enough, we’re not all chickpea people, but have you tried avocado houmous? If not, you need to. As with pretty much everything, home made houmous tastes way better than branded stuff, and this takes less time to make than it would to stand in a queue at the  checkout to buy some – in a nutshell, this is a must try. If you’re still not convinced, it might be worth noting that chickpeas (the headline act of houmous) are ridiculously good for you, they’re a great source of protein and iron, they lower cholesterol  and due to their high fiber content they’re good for weight loss. I must have convinced you by now. 200g can chickpeas 2 tbsps tahini juice 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic 3 tbsps good olive oil 3 tbsps water 1 tsp good sea salt 1 generous shake cumin 1 generous shake paprika 1 avocado Chop your garlic finely and cube your avocado. Put all …