Chickpea and Chorizo Stew


I really enjoyed watching 'Toast' on tv at Christmas time which is based on the autobiography of chef Nigel Slater. I went on his website after watching it to see if there was anything vegan.

What did catch my eye in the Winter section was a lovely simple recipe for Chickpeas with Chorizo. I veganised it with Redwoods Cheatin Chorizo Style Chunks, in my opinion the best fake meat substitute around. I love putting them in scrambled tofu too. I omitted the dried chillis as the chorizo is spicy enough for me on it's own. I used a tin of tomates instead of fresh, only 1 tin of chickpeas (Suma - the best tinned ones I've found) and my left over Christmas sherry was Harveys rather than a dry style. It was so delicious served with baked sweet potatoes, crusty bread and corn chips. I think this will become at regular dish in my household!

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  1. This sounds delicious, I'll go and check it out. I totally meant to watch Toast but forgot, must catch up on that! My friend's boyfriend works for the BBC and he's pitching for Yottam Ottolenghi to do a cooking show and trying to get a veggie cooking show on tv.There's also a baking one at the moment on the iplayer, and the recipes would be mostly easy to veganise. xx

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  2. Thanks, I'll check that out on iplayer. That would be so cool to finally get a veggie cooking show on tv. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  3. Yummy! There is also a really nice looking recipe that he did for one of his BBC programmes, a vegetable stew cobbler. The recipe for the stew is on the BBC site, but in the episode I caught he turned leftover tomato and aubergine stew into a cobbler with a savoury scone mix on top - delish! Of course it contained milk, cheese, etc, but I'm fairly confident that any vegan worth their salt would be able to knock up/find a savoury scone recipe for the purpose.

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  4. Ooh yes, I saw that episode too. It did look great.

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