Creamy chickpea, spinach and zucchini curry

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Last month, my youngest nephew celebrated his seventh birthday.  On the night before his birthday, his mom was putting him to bed and noticed that he seemed a little subdued.  She asked him what was wrong and he replied:  “I’m sad because it’s my last night of being six”.  Mom responded: “But just think – […]

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Chickpea and chorizo stew

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Chicken breasts in a tomato and chickpea sauce on vegetable couscous

May 31, 2004

Here’s what we had for dinner last night – I didn’t want anything to rich and creamy (trying to be virtuous, hahahaha!), I didn’t want anything too fussy and I had 2 chicken breasts in the fridge that needed eating – so here’s the end result. Truly delicious!! CHICKEN BREASTS IN A TOMATO & CHICKPEA […]

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