Hello my beautiful friends,
At the beginning of 2016 I set the goal to further explore Vegetarian Cuisine and to ensure that (at least) one day per week I would only eat vegetarian food – No meat or fish!
Since then, I have been trying different recipes and playing with spices (not being always successful I must say…)! However to be honest it was easier than I expected to give up on meat and fish. Nowadays I only have red meat once per week when I am in The Netherlands.
According to the U.S News & World Report, a healthy vegetarian diet promote a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases including heart diseases, cancer and stroke.
You’ll find below my latest vegetarian experiment (easy, tasty and good to have as a meal or a snack). Let me know if you like it and share your experiences on social media with #belivingbeautiful 🙂
For the recipe you’ll need:
- 250g boiled chickpeas
- 6 tb spoons of ground oats
- 2 tb spoons of linseeds
- ½ coffee spoon of saffron of the Indies
- 1/2 coffee spoon of curry
- ½ cup of water
- 1 egg (optional)
- 1 chopped small onion
- 1 grated carrot
- ½ bunch of parsley
- ½ bunch of coriander
- Salt to taste
Note: This recipe makes around 15 pastries depending on the size.
- Bring to boil the chickpeas.
- Mix the chickpeas, linseeds, saffron of the Indies, curry, a pinch of salt and water in a bowl. Use a liquid processor or a hand blender to mince the mixture until you’ll have a thick dough.
- Chop the onion, parsley and coriander. Add the grated carrot. Add this dough to the previous dough and mix it well – add an egg to the final dough.
- Shape the dough (use a table spoon for extra help) and let it bake at 180C for 20 minutes on an oven tray covered with parchment paper.
- Serve and garnish with a salad or take it as a healthy snack on the go.