My Legume Love Affair

Chickpea and chorizo stew

Thumbnail image for Chickpea and chorizo stew December 9, 2009

Wouldn’t it be good if life could always be as simple as it is on holiday? No panic about switching off the alarm and going back to sleep for an hour. No having to make sandwiches for lunch in the morning while you are still half asleep. No energy-sapping commute with miserable fellow-commuters. No worrying about […]

Click here for a full portion

Pea, feta cheese and basil frittata

November 5, 2009

During World War II, 67,000 Italian prisoners of war mainly from the conflict in North Africa were sent out to South Africa where they were mainly housed in the Zonderwater POW camp in what was then the Transvaal. (You can read more about the camp here – but suffice to say that after the war the Camp Commandant Prinsloo […]

Click here for a full portion

My Legume Love Affair #16 – the roundup

November 3, 2009

As some of you know, I write a fortnightly food column for Food24.  They are great about letting me write whatever I like, so I have tremendous freedom to write about whatever interests me or crosses my path that week.  A while back, I was chatting to Michelle, a fab fellow-South African who works at my gym […]

Click here for a full portion

Chickpea salad with tomatoes, basil and feta

October 26, 2009

  Hands up - who’s heard of a mondegreen? Nope, I hadn’t either, until I discovered the wonderful world of blogging five years ago.  Obviously, the majority of blogs I read were food blogs, but I also followed a number of fascinating non-food blogs, one of which was the witty, erudite and always fascinating Language Log. […]

Click here for a full portion

Announcing My Legume Love Affair – the 16th helping

October 6, 2009

And so I’m back… from outer space the Munich Oktoberfest, having consumed my quota of excellent beer and rotisserie chicken for at least the next twelve months.  It also looks like the frenzied work that Val, Giz and I have been doing in the final push to get the BloggerAid cookbook ready for printing is […]

Click here for a full portion

Chickpea & paprika crostini

April 29, 2009

  Right – who’s up for a little chickpea quiz (written by sterretjie101 over at  No peeking at the answers now…  Let’s see who REALLY loves this legume. 1. The chickpea belongs to the legume family in the plant kingdom. According to the species classification, what animal does the humble pea resemble? a) Shrew […]

Click here for a full portion

Spanish chicken bake with butter beans, chorizo and olives

February 26, 2009

I always wonder how some dishes got their names – particularly names that ascribe a certain national heritage to a dish, but which dish you won’t find on a single menu in its alleged coutry of origin. I have a recipe which I got from a friend in high school or shortly afterwards, and which my […]

Click here for a full portion

blog counter