We really do live on chickpeas and chocolate in our flat. They are permanently on our shopping list, the Bio 70% dark chocolate and those squat tins of chickpeas. (While soaking and cooking them is admirable and more economical, I have never been organised enough to do so.) My flatmate eats them plain with olive oil and salt. I found a new recipe for a spicy chickpea salad in the Avoca cookbook, that I made with barley. It was a perfect prepare-ahead salad, robust and complex. But I thought I had written about them too much – after all, they are in my:
- kitchen cupboard pancakes
- roasted eggplant curry
- colourful and comforting curry
- brunch guide (simple red pepper hummus)
- essential guide to the kitchen cupboard
They turn up at almost every dinner party I have, especially if impromptu, in the guise of a quick hummus or as a roasted, salty snack. So they were my obvious choice for the 1 ingredient – 3 ways competition on They Draw And Cook. A site I have been meaning to submit to for years now. It is not so easy, making a comprehensible recipe into graphic form. This is my first attempt. Individual chickpeas are very satisfying to draw! But I need to work on my illustration and I will certainly be trying another recipe sometime soon. Check out their other artists for dinner inspiration – or try They Draw And Travel for a new way to explore the world.