This deliciously moist and light vegan ginger cake from The Cook & Him
is made with our fava bean flour
and is naturally gluten-free. Full of Christmas spices it's a perfect festive treat.
These tempting mini pies are The Cook & Him
's vegan take on a classic lemon meringue, with a fava bean flour pastry and meringue made with aquafaba.
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.
In this high days and holidays dal from Northern India, enriched with butter and cream, Jenny Chandler
substitutes British whole 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.
Split yellow peas
make a wonderfully satisfying dal, prepared in much the same way as the classic chana dal (made with split chickpeas) of India. The peas give a smoother texture than chickpeas but it’s possible to keep a bit of the firmer texture, if preferred, if you keep an eye.
This recipe from The Cook & Him
transforms a simple baguette into these delectable crostini with little more than split fava beans, ricotta, lemon, mint and edamame beans. They're perfect for entertaining - or treat yourself for a weekend lunch.
This inventive pie from Jenny Chandler uses mushy peas
as the heart of a comforting winter pie that makes a meal in itself or imposing side dish.
Spice up your Classic Mushy Peas
with Jenny's Chandler quick but delicious recipe to add a little Moorish pizzazz to good old British marrowfat peas.
Best known as an accompaniment to fish and chips, mushy peas have much more to offer. Here's Jenny Chandler's recipe for simple but sublime classic mushy marrowfat peas, with a solution to achieving a rich green colour without food colouring, and suggestions for mouth-watering ways to serve them.
This vegan fava bean biryani is surprisingly easy to make but served from the cooking pot it provides an impressive, delicious and hearty centrepiece for a Kashmiri feast - or makes a satisfying meal in itself.