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Mid-Week Chickpea & Corn Pie

October 21, 2013

 Some Design

I have been watching this fictional sci-fi programme which explores if our lives were already planned out for us or if our lives are designed by us.  I have always wondered how different my life would be if I made different decisions, how much my life’s design would have changed.  Sometimes I tend to think that I make mistakes quite often, but I have always had a plan or some ambition so when the design I envision starts to take shape it is important I am ready.  Practical, filling food is a part of this.  You need to know how to make lasting meals for your family so you have more time to do the things that can help you achieve your goals.  This pie is very nutritious, lasts and is easily adaptable.  Perfect when you have tonnes of work to get through.  Sweetcorn, chickpeas and creamy potato.  I was not in the mood for the suggested vegetables so I changed the recipe to suit my needs.

This recipe was adapted from Carol Bowen’s The Vegetarian Cookbook (Chancellor Press, 1991).

Potato Sweetcorn Thing

Ingredients:

1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 onion (peeled and chopped), 225g tinned chickpeas (drained), 4 large carrots (peeled and chopped), 300g plum tomatoes, 200g tinned sweetcorn (drained), 450g potatoes (peeled and boiled), 2 tbsps milk, English mustard, salt and pepper, a handful of grated mature cheddar.

Method:

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat.
2. Fry the onion chickpeas and carrots for 10 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes and mash into the saucepan.
4. Add the tinned sweetcorn.
5. When the chickpeas have been cooked through remove the vegetables from the flame.
6. Meanwhile mash the potatoes in a bowl.
7. And the milk and mix until the potatoes are creamy.
8. Add a little mustard and season to taste with salt and pepper.
9. Pour the chickpeas and other vegetables into the bottom of an oven proof dish
10. Spread the mash potatoes over the top.
11. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
12. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for 25 minutes.

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