Next up on the vegan lunch menu was Lynne’s chickpea stew with salad and (the famous and very popular) homemade sun dried tomato bread – seen here smothered in Pure Soya spread.
Here’s how Lynne created this hearty & warming stew:
🌿 Crush 8 cardamom pods, 2 teaspoons of cumin and coriander seeds together and fry gently in 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
🌿 Add 2 medium chopped onions, 1 chopped leek and 4 chopped garlic cloves and gently fry until soft
🌿 Add 2 cans of chopped tomatoes, 2 cans of chick peas and ½ litre of veg stock and simmer for around half hour
🌿 Add a good handful of chopped coriander and season to taste.
🌿 This served 7 people!
Everyone really enjoyed Lynne’s stew, commenting on how tasty it was and how nourishing and filling chickpeas are. Faye has even said she’ll definitely be adding them to her shopping list in the future.
Lynne had also put a lot of thought into her dish and brought in spare Tupperware for us to dish up our own lunch portions. She even made us a special vegan salad dressing!
Personally I think this is a great stew and you can really play around with the main ingredients adding or substituting what ever you fancy or have in your fridge:
🌿 Sweet potato
🌿 Butternut squash
You get the idea…
Be sure to check back soon for details on how Lynne found the experience, including a confession at the end of the week that she’d been drinking wine not knowing if it was vegan or not – Lynne!!!
NEW : As promised, here’s how Lynne got on last week:
“I didn’t find it too hard going as I already have a lot of fruit , veg , grains and pulses in my diet.
It was really nice to have different people bring in a new dish each day so that we all tried something we hadn’t before.
Tofu was one of my surprise likes of the week. I’d tried it once before but found it really bland but Kelly put a very tasty spin on it so my view has now changed and I might be tempted to try again.
Milk alternatives were my other big win of the week and I’m now a convert to Coconut and Almond milk. Hot chocolate made with coconut is amazing!
I’m not a convert but I did enjoy giving it a try.”
Still to come : the bread & dressing recipes.
Tomorrow, Marissa’s sweet potato chilli, with tortilla chips & homemade guacamole!