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Shredded Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Shredded Carrot and Chickpea Salad

July 25

My market stall neighbours sell healthy snacks. I always think it is funny standing there as they describe their flourless, sugarless treats and I look down at my bagels, filled with (glorious) gluten, white flour and sugar. I am, however, always surprised when we share a customer, but I guess in the end, you can’t argue with tastiness whether it’s a healthy snack or more of a treat. A whole section of their snacks is various flavours of roasted chickpeas. Until they came around, I totally forgot about these little guys, which are in many ways the perfect savoury snack. I used to love making them and sprinkling them over homemade hummus. They are simple, easy to make, customizable, pretty filling, healthy and crunchy. So, last week, I made a batch of slightly spicy, salty chickpeas and threw them in a salad, which turned a simple bowl of tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber into a light, summer meal.

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Edible Garden

August 8

I bought a small terrarium last weekend. Basically it’s a small glass bowl that has a little garden inside of it. The first thing I said when I saw it was: how hard is it to kill this? (because if it is easy to kill, I inevitably will). The answer was that it was pretty hard to kill, so the second thing I said was: I’ll take it. Since I am working from home, I thought that it would be nice company for me. Is that crazy? Am I finally losing it? In the end, it makes me smile when I look at it, so it is now my most loved work companion.

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Chickpea Veggie Burger

August 5

Whenever I am thinking of what to make for dinner, I always forget about veggie burgers. I don’t know why because it is a filling, relatively easy and versatile meal. I used to always have some in my freezer ready for a quick and satisfying dinner, but I haven’t made any since we moved. I used to make fava bean burgers from Ottolenghi’s cooking Plenty all the time, but the last time I made them they were a bit off so I decided to go a different route.

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