Posts Tagged ‘Chickpeas’

big peas and beans day


That cook book I was talking about
yesterday advised me to introduce a peas and beans day. You pick a day, put all the dried peas and beans you like in water, let them soak for at least 12 hours and then cook all of them  at once (separately, of course). Then you freeze them down in smaller portions. That way you’ll always have some peas and beans ready to use. Smart, huh?

So now I’m cooking chickpeas and lima beans. Will have another peas and beans day tomorrow (bad planning, I know) with kidney beans, mung beans and some black eyed beans. After that I should be fully prepared for some delicious stews, soups and curries :-)




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flexitarian

Studying health and nutrition you come across 1 or 2 vegetarians. Vegetarians always have fascinated me. Don’t know why. I find they’re lifestyle very interesting. Inspired by a fellow student I went out to buy a vegetarian cook book (for those of you who speak Danish – or want to learn-, I can really recommend it!). Now, I expected recipes with tofu, tofu and tofu. Luckily, only two tofu recipes. Not that I have tasted it, but I find myself having an aversion to it. Maybe I will be proved wrong at some point.

Inspired by the book and advised by my fellow student I’m gonna try to eat vegetarian style throughout this week. I have a strong feeling, that I could never be a full-time vegetarian (I just learned to love fish) but I would love to see how my body feels after a green treatment. I can really see myself being a flexitarian, though.

So last night I made a chickpeas curry with tons of spices served on rice. Very tasty and very filling. Definitely a keeper!