Beans & Peas

  • Beans & Peas Other Soup

    Lentil & Vegetable Soup

    Lentil Soup is very popular and probably you have your own recipe. Today I used Cumin, Coriander Seeds and Paprika to season the soup, but I sometimes use Curry Powder. It’s quite yummy, but this recipe is not curry flavoured soup. The key ingredient is Lemon Juice. One day, when I ate the leftover Lentil …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Edamame Tabbouleh

    I love Edamame Beans (Young Soy Beans) and I often add them to salads. Frozen Edamame Beans that are already removed from pods are available from many stores in Melbourne. I always stock a bag of them and it is so handy. Do you like Tabbouleh? You might add Chickpeas and Nuts to it. Try …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpea Salad with Chilli & Cumin

    I usually season Chickpea Salad with Salt and Black Pepper, most likely with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Parsley. Today I used Ground Chilli and Ground Cumin for a change, and it was so good. If you enjoy Coriander, add Coriander instead of Parsley. It turns into a totally different salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beans & Peas Sea Vegetables

    Simmered Chickpeas & Kombu (Kelp)

    I would have used Soy Beans for this dish, but I couldn’t find Large Dried Soy Beans. Chickpeas are always a great substitute. You can use Canned Chickpeas OR Edamame Beans instead. If you do so, you need to alter the cooking time. Kombu (Kelp) might be an unfamiliar sea vegetable for you. I like …

  • Beans & Peas Fish

    Cannellini (White Beans) & Tuna Salad

    Beans are not expensive and nutritious. As food prices soar, it might be a good idea to start eating more Beans. This is a super simple salad of Beans. I added a small can of Tuna as well. Chickpeas and other Beans can be used, but I used Cannellini (White Beans). You may wish to …

  • Beans & Peas Other Soup

    Creamy Edamame Soup

    ‘Edamame’ are young Soy Beans. In Melbourne where I live, Frozen Edamame Beans, that are already removed from pods, are widely available these days. ‘Edamame’ are sometimes mashed into paste and used for many dishes, even for sweets. Today I made them into this simple soup. Very nutritious, filling, and delicious with crusty bread. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas

    Green Falafel with Peas

    To make Falafel, you need to use uncooked Chickpeas. Because the protein of Chickpeas hardens when heated, the soft mixture of processed Chickpeas and other ingredients firms up when cooked. These Green Falafel are made with Chickpeas and Frozen Peas. You can smell and taste Peas as well. Absolutely delicious! Makes 30 balls Ingredients 1 …

  • Beans & Peas Tempura

    Broad Beans Tempura

    It’s springtime in Melbourne. At a local green grocer, I saw fresh Broad Beans that were quite large, and I couldn’t resist buying them. I often use fresh Broad Beans for salads and pasta dishes, but today I made them into Tempura. It takes time to prepare Broad Beans, but I enjoy doing that because …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Lentil Salad

    Canned Beans are very handy to stock in the pantry. Using them, a nice salad like this one can be made very easily. You may wish to cook Lentils by yourself as it doesn’t take long to cook them. I still enjoy using Canned Lentils. Today I used Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Carrot, Red Capsicum and …

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