These fantastic falafels are deliciously fresh, light and spicy, combining crunchy carrot with creamy Quinoa Flakes
and nutty Carlin Peas
. We love Fava Bean Falafel
but can't fault these for a change. This recipe was created by Niki of food blog Rebel Recipes
, who we met at the Soil Association BOOM Awards, where she carried off the award for best food blog - well deserved!
When we discovered food writer Aine Carlin we couldn't resist sending her some of our carlin peas
. She was delighted to find she shared her name with a pea (after all, her blog is called PeaSoup
!) and quickly put our gift to good use
Sue, who looks after our bookkeeping, is a great baker - in fact she teaches bread making all over Norfolk and Suffolk at her Bread Workshops
. Naturally we were delighted when she brought in some of these delicious Carlin pea
(or black badgers, brown badgers, grey peas, maple peas, black peas...) make a great substitute for Puy lentils or chickpeas in salads, stews, curries and dips
, but traditionally they're eaten 'parched' - particularly in the north of England and especially on Bonfire Night.
With a nod to the famous Ärtsoppa, traditionally served in Swedish homes on a Thursday evening, Lindsey Dickson of The Eating Tree
has come up with a warming whole yellow pea
Lizzy Hughes of the Our Lizzy vegetarian cookery school in Malvern, Worcestershire sent us this mouth-watering recipe for a spicy and colourful summer salad of our "Black Badger" Carlin Peas.
Remaining firm when cooked, Hodmedod's British-grown Whole Yellow and Blue Peas have a texture and delicate sweet flavour that is ideal in South Asian cookery.