Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I Heart Foodie Bloggers




I had the great pleasure of making dinner, not for two yesterday, but for three. My amazing and wonderful teacher-partner, turned, wicked, cool friend - Kim, came round for dinner last night. Of course we got in some good old fashioned rubric making, but, the best part was being able to feed a non-veg*n a meal that she was happy with!

I was in a heartfilled mood, still carried by the love I have for my foodie bloggers, so I decided to make a dish that I could metaphorically give to everyone of you wonderful readers out there. My Chickpea Heart Patties weren't just for Kim, they were for all of you too!!!

These were dead simple, and the whole meal was quick, easy and very satisfying.

Chickpea Heart Patties
(they don't have to be done in the shape of hearts....but......)

1 can of chickpeas (I used the really good ones from Spain)
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1 tsp of olive oil
any herbies or spicies that you want to put in your hearts
some elbow greese (take OFF your engagement rings) to mush it all together by hand.
1 super duper cute heart shaped cookie cuter

I mushed all of the ingredients together (after Sylvia did her typical trick of stealing at least five chickpeas) and formed little patties on the cutting board, which I then cut out with the heart shape. I added the little hearts to the cookie sheet and placed the pan to a nicely pre-heated 350 oven. I let each side cook for about 10 minutes. They were amazingly crispy on the outside, and the perfect texture on the inside. Yum Yum!


Kim and I got a lot of work done, helped Kevin finish a bottle of wine, and made plans for our upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving dinner (which we are hosting at my place this coming Sunday!!!)

With last week's tragedy, I didn't get a chance to post my 'new' tasty treat: Seaseme Spread on Rice Cakes with cute little cranberries. Delicious.



Really looking forward to catching up on everyone's wonderful blogs!

27 comments:

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Really glad you're back :o)

seitanismymotor said...

You are so sweet! Glad you are back and feeling a bit better.

Celine said...

your heart-shaped patties are so adorable!

Virginia said...

those are just too too cute!

jessy said...

i really love the heart shaped chickpea yummies! Sylvia = too cute stealing chickpeas! awwwwww! that's awesome that your friend loved the meal you made - i love when omnis love the vegan tasties! makes me so happy! squeeeeeeeeee! canadian thanksgiving dinner sounds fun - i can't wait to see the food spread! yay! and the combination of sesame spread with cranberries sounds delightful! you're always got such yummy eats! hooray!

River said...

I want to put the herbies and spicies in my heart and the hearts in my belly! :D
Sylvia is so cute! A chickpea stealing cat!

Lauren said...

Those heart shaped patties are so cute! I love chickpea patties in any form!

jelymo said...

i hope you're feeling better cowgirl, and thanks for the compliment on grieving. truly, there's not 'wrong' way to grieve--i guess not grieving would be 'wrong', but everyone is different. anyway, i have a whole box of cookie cutters to put to good use for some chickpea cutlets!lovely presentation!

...barbara... said...

love the hearts and the heart filled post....
looks scrumptious....
i will be hosting a potluck canadian thanksgiving this year on sunday too...
if you have any ideas to share i would love to hear them :)

tofuparty said...

Beautiful and very nice idea for making heart shaped cutlets. Cooking and eating is way more fun like this.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Nice "love" patties, hehe. And yay for rice cakes! my favorite snack/occasional dinner!

VeganView said...

Those patties are absolutely adorable. I bet they were delicious as well!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

those hearts are delightful! Sounds like a great evening for you too.

vegannifer said...

Yippee for chickpea hearts! It's always fun to cook for friends.

I love your rice cake snack. My evening snack is a thin rice cake with peanut butter and banana slices on top. It's delicious every time!

Can't wait to hear about Thanksgiving Sunday!

Bianca said...

Awww! We heart you too Vegan Cowgirl! Those are just too cute. And I'm glad to see you're feeling a little better!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Haha, what an awesome gift! The hearts are adorable -- and I've been looking to make some of V-con's Chickpea Cutlets, but this recipe looks like it will certainly satisfy my craving! These are even simpler! Thanks.

Peggy the Veggie said...

Glad you're back! And those chickpea patties look super yummy, I like how basic the recipe is too :D Hope your Thanksgiving goes well!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww they are so cute! I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say, "We heart you!"

alaina said...

i love it! they're so cute and yummy looking.

shellyfish said...

So adorable! And I dig the kitty love! Glad things are looking up :)

Penny said...

Thank you! Heart shaped anything is simply wonderful.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I love the shaped patties! adorable!

Anonymous said...

As the recepient of the yummy beanie buddies, I can attest that they were in fact delicious!! Thanks for introducing me to the wonderful world of vegan food!! :) Kim

Katie said...

Chickpeas are great! That is so funny that your cat likes them. Mine is picky, she won't even eat cat treats or canned yummies like tuna, etc.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

SO cute! I love it.

Tofu Hunter said...

So sorry to hear about loosing your family dog, that is a difficult thing to experience.

(big ol change of topic)

I'm really looking forward to making these chickpea patties! Thanks for posting.

Veggie said...

My cat would eat chickpeas when he was a kitten, but he won't eat them now.