Greens and Beans Tartines

Recipe courtesy of Psychologies Magazine (September 2019) and taken from “The Forest Feast Mediterranean” by Erin Gleeson.

Bean Tartines

Step One : Fry four thick slices of rustic French-style bread (live sourdough) on a medium heat in a pan with some olive oil and butter, until golden on both sides.  Remove the bread from the pan, but keep it hot.

Step Two : In the pan, place three garlic cloves, 100g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, four large chard stalks, leaves and stems cut into thin ribbons and the juice of a lemon (plus a sprinkle of oil olive, salt and pepper)

Step Three : Saute for two minutes on a low to medium-low heat, until the beans are warmed and the greens wilted.  Pile the mix onto the toasted bread slices and top with a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Enjoy warm.

Pumpkin, Chickpea and Brown Rice Balls with Labne and Roasted Carrots

Recipe courtesy of Psychologies Magazine (October 2016) and taken from “Life in Balance” by Donna Hay“.

Pumpkin and chick pea balls

Serves : 4

Ingredients :
400g butternut pumpkin (butternut squash), peeled, seeded and chopped
24 heirloom baby carrots
2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cups (400g) cooked brown rice
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tblsp finely grated lemon rind
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground sumac, plus extra for sprinkling
1 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cut (40g) sesame seeds
Labne (yogurt cheese or Greek yogurt), to serve
Mint leaves and watercress (optional) to serve

Step One : Preheat oven to 200oC / 400oF / Gas Mark 6.  Place the butternut and carrots on a large baking tray.  Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat.  Roast for 20 minutes or until golden and tender.

Step Two : Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and roughly mash with a fork.  Add the butternut, rice, chilli, lemon rind, garlic, sumac and coriander, plus salt and pepper, and mix well to combine.  Divide and shape the mixture into tablespoon-size balls and flatten slightly.  Press into the sesame seeds to coat and brush with extra oil.

Step Three : Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and roast, turning halfway, for 20 minutes or until golden.  Sprinkle with extra sumac and serve with the carrots, labne, mint and watercress.

Courgette Ribbon, White Bean Smash and Pesto Bruschetta

Recipe courtesy of Psychologies Magazine (Spring 2019) and taken from The Yoga Kitchen Plan by Kimberly Parsons.

Elevating toast to a nourishing light meal, this easy-to-prepare flavour hit is rich in protein and bursting with goodness. The vegan pesto is magic!

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Serves : 2

Ingredients:
1 large courgette, thinly sliced into ribbons
1 x 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
Sea salt flakes, to serve
2 lime wedges, to serve

For the Vegan Pesto:-
1 large bunch basil leaves, plus extra to serve
1 small bunch coriander
30g pine nuts or kernels, toasted
35g raw pistachio nuts
120ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Step One : To make the vegan pesto, place all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth. Set aside.

Step Two : Place the courgette ribbons and beans in a large bowl, add a quarter of the pesto and toss to coat.

Step Three : Spread the remaining pesto onto the slices of toast and top with the courgette ribbons and beans.

Step Four : Drizzle with olive oil, scatter over some extra basil leaves and sea salt flakes and serve with lime wedges.

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