Couscous Eggplant Salad

This has been a popular choice in our cafe lately. It’s a tasty, hearty salad. It takes a bit longer to make, but it’s worth the effort, and leftovers travel well in a sealed container for lunch the next day.

Sprouted Chickpea Salad

We’ve had this for lunch several times recently, it’s packed with flavour and colourful. The nutty tahini flavour complements the chickpeas to make a hearty, satisfying salad. Tahini is one of the best sources of calcium, as well as being  high in iron, potassium, and magnesium. Chickpeas give a great package deal of protein and fibre.

How to Cook Chickpeas and Other Legumes

Chickpeas are high in fibre and protein, they definitely beat hunger, keeping you satisfied for longer and are said to be beneficial for healthy cholesterol and heart health among other benefits! They are very versatile, and if you cook them from scratch they are also very economical.

Chickpea Patties

Here it is! The long awaited chickpea patties recipe. These patties are tasty, nutritious and contain protein and fibre from the chickpeas. There are three parts to preparing the mixture: Cooking the chickpeas (or you can open a can) Cooking the brown rice Preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Chickpea Curry

Tasty and satisfying with the goodness of chickpeas and flavour base from ginger, garlic, turmeric and cumin. The grated lime (or lemon) zest just gives it that final twang.

Hummus

Such a great go-to food. Satisfying, economical and so healthful. If you cook your own chickpeas from scratch it becomes super economical, just store the extra cooked chickpeas in the freezer for next time! Great served on good bread with a hearty soup for a warming meal.