Cooking is very enjoyable for me at the moment. With the sudden influx of fruit fresh of the tree (or not so fresh any more..) from home, there has been a lot of stewing going on in this household. My first mission was stewed apples, which was a success and I've still got a few more to do. Second was stewing feijoas which I've never done before so I just made it up. The feijoas were a little bitter so I added a bit more sugar than I normally would, and they came out really well. I think I prefer them to fresh ones actually. Ryan likes them too, which is a bonus.
Ryan and I sometimes eat vegetarian. not because we don't want meat, mainly just because we don't mind a lack of meat every now and then. It also slightly lowers our weekly shopping bill... Anyway, this week we had falafel burgers, and rather than buying a falafel mix, I decided to go crazy and try making it myself. I had two recipes, one from an edmonds cooking book and another from an australian woman's weekly book and both had some difficult ingredients so I kind of combined them.
If you every fancy some home-made falafel, give this a go. It's easy and really tasty.
Makes 3 big or 6 small patties - serves 2
300g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp tumeric
salt and pepper
Put it all in a blender and blend.
Cool for about an hour, then shape into patties. Fry each side in hot oil until golden brown.