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Hi. I have 3 kids (8,6 and 2) and a fairly fussy husband when it comes to food. In the shop the other day I was feeling brave and adventurous and bought a couple of tins of chickpeas. However, I am not sure what to do with them! I have searched online and found lots of curry recipes, but was wondering if anyone had any other ideas of how to cook/hide them in something yummy! We are 90% veggie (kids and DH have meat once a week) and I want to make sure we get enough of everything, especially as DD1 is suffering with constipation at the moment.

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I saw this the other day and bookmarked it to try—it looks a bit fiddly but possibly delicious:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/24/felicity-cloake-veggie-scotch-egg-recipe

But our favourite standbys are just an easy curry—onions, garlic, ginger, & tomatoes for the base; curry spices; chickpeas and potatoes—or a chickpea-and-rice salad (chickpeas, cooked rice, whatever raw or roasted veggies you like, a few herbs, a mustardy vinaigrette dressing, a sprinkling of cheese if you fancy).

There was a really yummy looking chickpea and sweet potato stew recipe in recent Greenparent issue. I meant to copy it down but have just given the issue away!

Falafels!

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We’re having chick pea patties for tea which are yummy with salad and sweet chilli sauce. DH found recipe on the interweb somewhere. There are a few but we do an oven baked one. grin

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chickpea and oat biscuits
http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-With-Chickpeas-Recipezaar?columns=4&position=4/22

yum

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Oh the biscuits sound great. I’m not sure you can wrong with hummus either!

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Roasted! In olive oil and salt and they go crunchy. They are an ace snack as they are, I like them in salads too.

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Seconding chickpea patties, this is the recipe I use http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5605/ though I prefer it with Tzatziki (yum).

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Falafel, Chickpea patties, hummus, spicy chickpeas with rice, in a couscous salad with red pepper and salad onion, with rocket, lemon juice and sausage as a pasta sauce or add to a stew.

Moroccan style, in a vegetable tagine: they are delicious. I have also stir-fried them with noodles and made the ubiquitous curries and hummus with them.

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