Recipes for British Beans, Peas & Quinoa
This recipe for deliciously succulent and juicy vegan bean and beetroot burgers comes from Claire Thomson's The Art of the Larder
, one of our favourite cookbooks. While the recipe originally called for canned black beans Claire recommends using any of our canned red haricot beans, whole fava beans or even carlin peas - and either flaked quinoa or naked barley flakes substitute well for the rolled oats.
Quiche is one of the great summer dishes, but for those following a vegan or gluten-free diet a good quiche is hard to come by. This is where our friends at The Cook and Him
blog come in, with this delicious vegan, gluten free caramelised leek, red onion, and vegan "cheese" quiche with a crust made from Hodmedod's Fava Bean Flour
In this high days and holidays dal from Northern India, enriched with butter and cream, Jenny Chandler
substitutes British whole red lentils
and red haricot beans
for the traditional black urad dal and red kidney beans. As Jenny says, "the result is just heaven", perfect as a stand alone main dish with a little rice or a flatbread alongside or great as a player in an indulgent spread.
Christine McFadden's new book Flour is a tour de four, comprehensively covering flours of every kind, from almond to yam. Among the recipes for pea flour
, fava bean flour
and quinoa flour
is this excellent plum and frangipane tart made with "the most beautiful melt-in-the-mouth" yellow pea flour