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Black-eyed bean falafel

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I made some delicious falafel this week. I used black-eyed beans instead of the more traditional chickpea. I like the colour variation and I prefer the flavour.

The other ingredients are onion, garlic, mint, coriander – fresh and ground, cumin, cayenne, and a bit of lemon juice. Shape into balls or fritters and shallow fry in olive or vegetable oil, or bake in the oven.

I made a bumper batch and we ate them in a variety of ways over the week. Plain with homemade tzatziki, wrapped in lettuce leaves with hummus or full pita pocket style choc full of veges, hummus and tzatziki.

What’s not to love!

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Chargrilled Eggplant Pasta

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It’s been a while since I did a food post – mainly because I’m usually so looking forward to eating that I can’t wait even half a minute to take a photograph!

A foodie friend of mine, Olive, makes a lovely bruschetta with eggplant and mint and one day while I was humming and hah-ing about what to cook for dinner I decided to take the idea and make a main meal with it.

It’s a very basic dinner with hardly any ingredients but it’s fast become a household favourite. It’s also a useful dish to cook for a Taoist friend who doesn’t eat garlic, onion, leek or chives.

I chargrill slices of eggplant with mint (fresh or dried) and chilli flakes. Then I combine it with cooked pasta of my choice and crumbled up feta cheese if we have it in the fridge.

Super easy and super delicious.

[As you’ve probably guessed I tend to cook a little by instinct but if you ever want an actual recipe, please let me know and I’ll endeavor to write one!]