chickpeas

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Chickpeas & Broccoli

    I first made this dish by accident. I made ‘Goma-ae’ Broccoli the other day. ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce, which is made of Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. I frequently make it using a variety of vegetables. However, this time, the sauce was too much for the …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach Salad with Hummus Dressing

    I wanted to used up the leftover Hummus and made it into a salad dressing. Then I dressed Baby Spinach with the Hummus Dressing. For a colour, I also added Carrot. The salad was not bad, but it was lacking something. And the something was Onion!!! If you are not a fan of fresh Onion, …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Hummus Dressing

    If you have some leftover Hummus, you can use it to make this salad dressing. Hummus already has great flavour, you only need to make the texture suitable to dress the salad vegetables. This is a yummy and nutritious salad dressing. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons Hummus1 tablespoon Oil *e.g. Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, …

  • Beans & Peas Fish

    Chickpeas & Salmon Cakes

    You don’t need to cook Potatoes to make these fish cakes. Using Canned Chickpeas and Canned Salmon, these healthy fish cakes are quick and easy to make. No need to coat them with Egg and Breadcrumbs either. If you want to make these fish cake more nutritious, you can add finely chopped Vegetables such as …

  • Vegetables

    Super Tabbouleh

    A variety of packed salads are available from supermarket stores these days. The other day I saw a very attractive salad looked like Tabbouleh, but it was quite pricey. The salad inspired me to make this ‘Super Tabbouleh’. I added extra ingredients to my ‘Tabbouleh’. Why ‘Super’? Because this salad is packed with good nutrients. …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas & Barley Salad

    I am very fond of Pearl Barley and use it for soups and salads, and I even stir-fry it. I often cook Pearl Barley using my rice cooker. Today I cooked it with Chickpeas. Of course, you can use canned Chickpeas and cook Pearl Barley in a saucepan. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Hash Brown Potatoes & Chickpeas

    I know Hash Browns are not very good for my health, but I love them. This is my attempt to make the ‘not-healthy’ food into ‘less-unhealthy’ food. I added Chickpeas to Hash Browns. To make them crispy, you need a reasonable amount oil to cook, but you can cook them like pancakes, if you don’t …

  • Beans & Peas Bread

    Chickpea Bread

    I had some leftover Buttermilk that I wanted to use up. I decided to bake Cornbread, but I used raw Chickpeas instead of Cornmeal. The result was so good and now I want to share with everyone how I made it. Cake Tin I used 20cm Square Tin Ingredients 1 cup Dry Chickpeas *soaked in …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas Pulp & Vegetables

    Soy Bean Pulp, that is produced in the production of Tofu and Soy Milk, is called ‘Okara’ in Japanese. It is part of the traditional Japanese cuisine. The most popular dish is ‘Unohana’, that is ‘Okara’ cooked with vegetables and seasoned with Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin. I cook it using Chickpea Pulp on the …

  • Beans & Peas Tofu & Soy Protein

    Chickpea Tofu

    I am lucky to have a good access to a variety of Tofu which I love. If I had no access, I would miss Tofu so badly and try to make it by myself. However, it is not easy to make Tofu from Soy Beans. Chickpea Tofu is easy to make if you have dry …

  • Beans & Peas

    Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

    Roasted peas and beans, sometimes fried, are popular snack in Japan. But here in Melbourne where I live, I don’t see them. Nuts are popular, though. I wonder why Australian don’t eat roasted peas and beans. You can find my ‘Healthy Soy Bean Nibbles’ recipe on this website. This is another healthy and inexpensive recipe. …

  • Beans & Peas

    ‘Falafel’ Chickpea Balls

    Since I moved to Australia, I have discovered many different food and ’Falafel’ is one of them. For a long time I didn’t know what they are made from. ‘Falafel’ is something I buy from shops and I never thought it could be so easy. The most important thing is to use uncooked chickpeas and …