Spiced Chickpea and Carrot Sandwich Filler Recipe

Don't you just love tucking into a well endowed sandwich?

A sandwich on soft brown bread just layered up with lots of fillings like this one. Yes, I hear you cry, well me too.

Today I decided to make my own filling and as I have lots of tins of chickpeas in my store cupboard it seemed like a good place to start, but it needed some spice too. I wasn't planning on making hummus.

Although don't get me wrong I love hummus, but I wanted a more substantial filling for my sandwich, something I could really bite into.


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Best Ever Vegan Sloppy Joes Recipe

An easy recipe for vegan sloppy joes studded with red pepper and spiced up with paprika and cumin. Serve on a toasted bun with cream cheese and grated cheddar (vegan or veggie, it's up to you).

I've seen and heard people talking about sloppy joes for years. I've always planned to make them, but I never got around to it. I was stuck in that eternal loop. Don't those look good? I have to try them! Then nothing. I know, I know I should just get on with it.

I made them.

....and the crowd cheers!

And........ THEY. ARE. AWESOME!

They were easy to make and so tasty! It was such a treat.

I toasted my rolls and spread them generously with cream cheese (Violife of course darling!), filled them with lots of the savoury mince and topped it with some dairy-free cheddar. Mmmmmm! Of course if you are vegetarian feel free to use standard cream cheese and cheddar.


Vegan Sausage Birra - a Crock-Pot recipe for slow cooking

Vegan Sausage Birra - a Crock-Pot recipe for slow cooking

What is a birra?

You may be asking what a birra is. I did. In fact I had to Google it to find out what a birra is and it turns out it's just a recipe containing beer. So it definitely sounds much fancier than it is.

What we have here is a sort of sausage stew. The sausages and onions are slow cooked in a spicy tomato beer sauce. It's actually really tasty.

I took a quick photo of it as you can see, before I lost the light. It gets dark so quickly at this time of year, doesn't it? It's the bane of food bloggers lives. Photos taken in artificial light are just awful (unless you have a properly equipped photography studio with expensive lights), so we always take our photos in daylight and there's just not enough of it in Scotland in November.

Once I'd finished taking my photos I popped the birra back in the slow cooker to keep warm while I cooked some potatoes and peas.

Well I say potatoes and peas, but I was too busy looking at my photos and left Graham to see to the potatoes. I totally forgot to remind him about the peas, so we just ate this sausage stew with mash. It was still comforting and very tasty, even without the veg.



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