There is a new cookbook in my kitchen — I know, I'm already buried in them — but it's an interesting and inspiring one. It's all about chickpea flour which is one of my favorite ingredients. The Chickpea Flour Cookbook: Healthy Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes to Power Every Meal of the Day by Camilla V. Saulsbury is certainly the first cookbook I've come across focusing on chickpea flour. Over 80 recipes are featured for any time of day. Breakfast, breads, snacks, sides, entrées and even desserts. They all happen to be gluten-free, grain-free and soya-free. And because chickpea flour is the focus, all of the recipes are high in protein which is important for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Most of the recipes are suitable for vegans too, and those that contain dairy are usually accompanied with suggestions on how to make the recipe vegan.
Who knew there could be so many recipes for chickpea flour?
The first recipe I tried was this moist and satisfying bread that is really more like a savory cake. The addition of tangy sun-dried tomatoes and earthy spinach makes each bite a taste experience that you won't soon forget. It's wonderful for breakfast, lunch, as a snack, or as an accompaniment for a main dinner dish.
I received a copy for possible mention or review on my blog. A bonus for my readers is that I am able to offer a copy to one lucky reader in the US or Canada. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post by November 30. I will choose a random winner. Please do leave an email address so I can contact you if happen to win.
As always, the opinions expressed here are my own.
|Chickpea Flour Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from The Chickpea Flour Cookbook: Healthy Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes to Power Every Meal of the Day
Published on November 6, 2015
Soft, moist savory gluten-free and protein-rich bread made with chickpea flour, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach
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Other recipes using chickpea flour from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen to enjoy:
Chickpea Flour (Besan) Crêpes with Spinach
Chickpea Flour Dumplings Simmered in a Spicy Yogurt Sauce
Chickpea Flour Pancakes (Pudla) with Crushed Peas, Ginger, Chilies and Cilantro
Basmati Rice Spiked with Chickpea Flour Dumplings