Thursday, 2 February 2017
Sure Do Love Those Carrots
I have to confess I thought it was Friday which has thrown the meals out a little bit. This is my picnic and eat at home prep today, from left to right, falalfel, soup and hash. I made the hash on the wrong day, so the fava beans will stay in the freezer a little bit longer, so sad.
When I looked in the pantry yesterday I saw we still had a tin of carlin peas, we bought them with no real plan in mind. So I did a little poking about and found a recipe for spiced carrot falafel from Hodmedod, I suggested to Dan I could make these instead of buying some ready made from the shop, being the delight he is he agreed. I had never eaten carlin peas before last year, although parched peas are a thing in these parts apparently.
They're really simple, just shove everything in the food processor then form into patties and fry, couldn't be easier. I didn't have quinoa flakes so I used oats instead.
They are spicy! I think they'd still be very nice without the chilli flakes to leave them just fragrant rather than hot. We have a couple of wraps from last night's meal plus a red cabbage, beetroot and pesto to go with them, so it should make for a good picnic.
So with these along with carrot and squash soup and carrot filled hash I should be able to see in the dark if nothing else!