As part of my push to get back in to meal planning, I went through a small pile of cookbooks to try out new recipes. The kitchen table was cleared for me to work and I got Arthur to sit down and do some of his English grammar work. He complains and moans about it being the most boring thing on earth. That is why I know he is up to no good when he is intently scribbling in his workbook:
That’s my boy. Did any of you pick up on the hip hop dude’s hand in the conductor’s bum? (the “AHHHHH” is supposed to be a scream of surprise…)
Today’s recipe choice was the Chickpea Sensation Patties from Dreena Burton’s “Eat, Drink & Be Vegan”. I am yet to go wrong with a Dreena recipe. I love her books and read through them often. Dreena recently wrote a blog post on finding a balance between motherhood and working. It’s a good read and I found myself nodding along here and there.
Back to the patties. They involve a food processor which always get a thumbs up from me! The most time consuming part was chopping the onions and celery then frying them up a little. In other words, not much work at all. You just moosh everything up in the food processor then fry the patties.
The patties reminded me of the stuffing you’d make for a Christmas dish (without the rosemary). The kitchen was full of warming smells. I really liked them but the kids didn’t, as I expected. Tthat’s okay, they much prefer bland foods and I was an adult before I could handle thyme and rosemary.
I steamed some cubed potatoes then fried them up with a tiny bit of oil and a generous pinch of good Spanish paprika. For Husband, I put some raw carrot, snowpeas and green beans on his plate because that’s the way he eats them. Being a believer in the benefits of raw food, I’m not complaining!