This year, as I will have some more time on my hands, I am experimenting with new things. That includes spending more time in the Kitchen. Although I did not do Food & Nutrition in secondary school, I have been cooking since I was about 13 when my mother took me and said “this is how you cut up a chicken”. I don’t eat meat anymore, so I am experimenting with both raw foods and vegetarian and vegan dishes. I was so pleased to find this recipe on Twitter and even more pleased when I recognized I had ALL the ingredients in my fridge. Yes, even Chickpea Flour! Who da h*ll has Chickpea Flour in their fridge???? A non-meat eater like me of course!
First issue though was….does my oven work? A call to the former tenant (a friend) returned a voicemail. Went upstairs to the Landlord but what he told me did not work. Thank goodness for a toaster oven, which I had resisted buying but a friend insisted and she’s usually right. It saved the day. Once you get a feeling, you just gotta go with the feeling, else the feeling might not ever appear again!
The food processor is a recent purchase too, and without it, this dish would have been difficult. The first thing I caught before I started, was the quantities in the recipe would be too much for my little food processor. I had to halve everything. That was a test in itself! At each stage of the process, I took photos because I was so proud of my culinary prowess. I had thought my skills were rusty, but like riding a bicycle, you don’t forget. The album on flickr can be viewed here Hope you enjoy it as much as I had fun making a mess in the Kitchen.