My Legume Love Affair #88 - October 2015

It's my pleasure to once again be hosting MLLA. This is edition #88. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share a legume creation and thanks as always to Susan for starting this event that I have now been administrating since 2013. A special thanks to our guests hosts too for helping us keep this event going for so long and of course to all of the contributors over the years.

Help me to make it to edition #100. I am looking for guest hosts for 2016. Send me an email or leave a comment on this post if you are interested in hosting.

And now onto some mouthwatering recipes. We have 12 delicious creations this time around. Chickpeas were certainly popular this month.

Chana Saag
from Sara of The Green Genie. Chickpeas and spinach shine in this dish along with tamarind for a bit of sourness and coconut nectar for a wee bit of sweetness.

chickpea burger
submitted by Divya of Sprinkle Some Salt. Chickpeas are always a favorite and they are great turned into vegetarian patties with some spice. Top with sliced onion and tomato or whatever suits your fancy.

punjabi chole
offered up from Asiya of Yummy Indian Kitchen. Chickpeas certainly are a popular legume and this lovely dish is made in a traditional style and served up with fried poori bread. Yes please.

green and white chili
from Janet of The Taste Space. I'd love to cuddle up with a bowl of this chili on a cold night. Lots of legumes in this zesty and spicy bowl, including cannellini beans and chickpeas. Add some spinach and corn and you are in for a healthy meal.

spelt falafel
from Kirsten of Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours. I never can resist falafel and here it's served up with freshly made spelt breads and tahini sauce. Now that's an ideal meal.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
This is my contribution this month and this recipe is a crowd pleaser. Black beans, sweet potato, brown rice, spinach and black olives are wrapped in corn tortillas and baked in a rich homemade tomato sauce and topped with avocado cream sauce.

creamy hummus
submitted by Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. It's certainly true that you can never have enough recipes for hummus. With some freshly toasted and ground cumin, along with a bit of cayenne, this incredibly creamy hummus likely won't last long.

aubergine meatballs
shared by Jen of Chardonnay and Samphire. I adore little bites and these "meatballs" featuring borlotti beans, aubergine and oats served up with a chunky tomato sauce have my mouthwatering.

offered up by KP of Myriad Musings. Chana dal is the shining legume in this mostly traditional deep fried delight with a sweet and spicy filling that was prepared in celebration of Saraswathi Puja. I'm intrigued by these little bites of goodness.

Butternut Squash and butterbean soup
shared by Linzi of Lancashire Food. Just the sort of soup to warm your bones on a cold autumn evening, this lovely soup features butterbeans and squash and just a bit of chili for some heat. Use pumpkin if you have some instead of the butternut variety.

chickpea flour roll
shared by Sadhna of Herbs, Spices and Tradition. I've always wanted to make these elegant chickpea bites that include yogurt and then made into a paste and gently wrapped and filled with chilies, coconut and seeds. The trick for these is to get the cooking time right.

pumpkin falafel
submitted by Jagruti of Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey. I never tire of falafel and these healthy roasted ones include pumpkin, heat from chilies and earthy aromatic spices along with chickpeas and fresh herbs. Simply divine.

And that concludes the October 2015 roundup. Sadhna of Herbs, Spices and Tradition is hosting the November 2015 edition - #89. Be sure to visit her site for details and join in the legume fun.

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