Curry Chickpea Patties

Curry chickpea pattiesCurried chickpea patties

This is a high protein, vegetarian snack or meal which is also gluten free.
The coconut flour and chickpeas are high in fibre and the curry spices add flavour as well as being great for digestion and reducing inflammation. The coriander is a wonderful cleanser and the egg and yoghurt pump up the protein. It’s a great one to make ahead as a go to in the fridge when hunger strikes.
1 can Chickpeas
2 tbs Yoghurt
1 Egg
1 tbs Curry powder
1 cup Fresh coriander
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbs Plain gluten free flour
3 tbs Coconut flour
1 Shallot chopped

Process chickpeas in the blender until mashed.
Add yoghurt, curry powder, salt, coriander leaves, shallot and egg and blitz for a few seconds until combined.
Remove mixture from the blender and add flours to thicken.
Take heaped tablespoonfuls and form patties with your hands.
Set aside in fridge to harden.
Heat a fry pan with a little drizzle olive oil. Add the patties and cook for a few minutes until base is browned.
Gently flip and cook the other side.

Enjoy on their own or with salad or as burgers.

Vegan Jelly Stars

Vegan Jelly stars

These healthy jellies are a great alternative to regular jelly.

The secret setting agent is agar agar which is seaweed and therefore a plant based alternative for gelatine.

It doesn’t have the same rubbery texture, it is a little firmer which has its benefits when trying to cut them into shapes and pick up with fingers.

Here’s the ingredients.

4 tbs Agar agar strands

1 1/2cups Apple juice

1/2 cup water

2 tbs xylitol

2 tbs Açai berry powder

Pour the apple juice and water into a saucepan and begin to heat.

Add the agar strands and xylitol and stir until dissolved.

Once dissolved. Take off the heat and add the açai powder. Stir until combined.

Pour the saucepan contents into a heatproof (Pyrex etc ) dish to set.

When cooled slightly, transfer to fridge to harden.

When set it will be quite firm to touch.

Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out your stars.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nb- you can add sliced strawberries to the jelly too.