These are a great starter that will keep the whole family happy, including the kids! A recipe I knocked up for my 6-year-old son, now we all eat them. Easy to make and great served with some cherry tomatoes.
I found several spiced nut recipes on the internet some time ago. This was one in a group I saved, but the source did not transfer with the recipes. I made these peanuts for Christmas for a friend & she loved them. I did have to sample them before I packaged them & decided it was a good thing I was giving them away or I would have eaten them all myself! Update: I forgot to mention that I also zested the limes before juicing them & tossed the zest with the spices & peanuts. I just couldn't see wasting all that wonderful flavour.
"There it is!" said Bryan. Oh the excitement of seeing Spring come to the hills of this farm. Bore bees were busy digging holes inside of the greenhouse and buzzing around while Bryan was venturing into the Spring garden to scope out the new plants. We had been patiently waiting for the last several weeks to see these little peas show themselves and now the wait was over. For Bryan; who is a vegan, these snow peas represent a total package. At their easiest, a wash in the vegetable sink in pop directly in mouth. However; quite often after the day has set and night is upon us I quickly make up the dill dip and we just scoop up the dip and use the snow peas for a pleasurable crunch. We have been working on healthy versions and this is it! As always with my recipes, make them your very own, give them your own special memory, and look closely you will see that pea pod looking up at you too.
This recipe was sent to me by my mum,who thought that her beloved grandchildren might enjoy them! The first time I made them they didn't even get a chance to go cold,as the children and I devoured them.I have since made them to take to our local playgroup end of term party,and once again,children and parents alike loved them.They are so simple and delicious,and a great way to get some extra veggies into your children.Perfect for picnics and lunchbags.I often pack a few in a tub for when we go shopping for child friendly snacks.I should imagine that these would be good served warm with pre dinner drinks or as part of a finger buffet.
Great with Salsa, Guacamole, Hummus, whatever you like to dip! Super fast and easy with oil spray. Makes great cinnamon sugar chips for kids and desserts, too. *** Can substitute pita bread for pita chips or corn tortillas for corn chips.
Toasted goat's cheese on toast that has been spread with garlic paste.......and then served on mixed salad leaves - brilliant! I am hooked on Nigel Slater's new programme, "Simple Suppers", where he prepares and cooks food just the way I like it...........fresh, seasonal, unpretentious, flexible and hearty. This is one of Nigel's "Inspirational" recipes that was shown on his first programme. In the absence of ciabatta bread, I would be inclined to use any rustic bread........with lots of body! (Recipe from NIgel Slater's Simple Suppers and the Digin site.)
I created this recipe because I had too much basil left over from another recipe. It turned out fantastic and now it's on my list of favorites. You can substitute the tahini (roasted sesame paste) for almond butter, it will give it a nice, full nutty flavor. I serve it as an appetizer with oven roasted vegetables. To make the chickpeas easier to digest, I soak them in water for about 10 minutes and then remove their little skin. It takes a while but really is worth it if you have a sensitive stomach.
Did you know that for the ancient Egyptians, beans were seen as a symbol of reincarnation and that they represented the rebirth of spring each year? I found this fabulous recipe for a Moroccan broad bean dip in the first edition - September 2005 - of the new Australian magazine 'Notebook: ideas for living'. It was part of an article on peas and beans. The 'cooking time' specified below does not include the 20 minutes cooling time in the refrigerator, necessary for allowing the flavours to blend. When I made this, I used frozen broad beans, thawed; they were baby beans so they didn't need peeling; and I used cumin because I haven't yet tracked down any ras el hanout. I also used 4 cloves of garlic - which is what I've included here in the ingredients; the original recipe had 1 clove of garlic.