I thought it might be nice to share a little of our vegan lifestyle and the food we eat; maybe some recipes from time-to-time. Friends often ask 'but what do you eat' or 'where do you get your protein from' and coupled with the fact that as a family we're trying to make a conscious effort to avoid palm oil (it's in many things!) instead sticking to good, simple, healthful meals... I thought I could keep a log.
We spend a lot of time in our small caravan in the South of England. When the sun is shining – which it is to unbelievable levels in the UK right now! – it seems criminal to live in a house.
You see, naturally we’re outdoor people… we love to hand-wash our meagre wardrobe in buckets, catch our energy from the sun, cook and eat outside whenever we can... so being at our caravan in good weather is bliss. And of course, the simple life goes hand-in-hand with good simple healthy food.
We never feel better than when we’re living like this.
Tonight we made chickpea burgers served with new potatoes, broccoli (picked up from the honesty table around the corner) and a good drizzle of tahini.
Simple, nutritious, delicious.
Here’s our Chickpea Burger recipe:
1 can of chickpeas
1 small onion
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
1/4 cup milled flaxseed
S&P to taste
Cumin to taste
Good Squeeze of lemon juice
Water to mix
What to do
~ Finely chop or blend (because we live mostly without electricity we use a hand blender something like this and it works a treat) the chickpeas, onion and carrot, place them into a bowl and stir. I do each ingredient separately as my blender is quite small and then combine in a bowl
~ Add your seasoning to taste.
~ Stir in the flour & flaxseed and combine well.
~ Add a little water and a good squeeze of lemon juice (the mixture should be fairly dry and sturdy… not sloppy).
Pop large spoonfuls of the mixture into a lightly oiled pan, press down to make burger shapes and cook on a medium heat until nicely browned.
We LOVE these!
** Broccoli and tahini (sesame) are good sources of calcium.
** Milled Flax is great for Omega 3s.
** Tahini is also great for B Vitamins.
** Chickpeas are great for protein and lots of vitamins and minerals.
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