I Hope everyone is enjoying a nice chilled out Sunday today. The weather here in Essex is still on the chilly side, although slightly better than it was yesterday.

So this little blog is another food post! Honestly when I first started lifestylelisa 3 years ago the last thing I ever thought I would be blogging about is food! But since lockdown descended on us I have found myself in the kitchen more and more trying out different Pinterest recipe’s.

Today’s recipe is for a delicious easy Moroccan chickpea stew. I found it of course on Pinterest and it fits my criteria perfectly (easy and relatively healthy!) I cooked this Saturday night for mine and Lukes dinner and lets just say there were no leftovers what so ever!!

This was a perfect Saturday night dine-in dinner, quick to make, healthy and it tasted so good!

Moroccan Chickpea Stew recipe (Recipe from A Simple Palate on Pinterest, not my recipe)

1 small diced onion, 1 garlic clove minced (I used lazy garlic instead as I didn’t have a clove in the fridge) 1 can of tinned tomatoes, 1 can of chickpeas, 2 tbsp of tomato paste (I had no idea what tomato paste was, but from my research I knew it wasn’t the same as tomato purée as it’s thicker? I’m still not entirely sure, but anyway I used instead passata, which worked really well) 1tsp each of tumeric, paprika, garam masala, 1 tbsp of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

For the first time in a long time I didn’t throw everything into my slow cooker! I cooked all this as I went along in my pan! Start by frying off the onion in a small amount of oil (I literally use bare minimum) I then added in my chickpeas, garlic and tomato’s, let them simmer for a while before adding the spices, and passata. Stirring is the key here to make sure it has a thick consistency rather that watery. I must admit I added a little bit more cayenne pepper and garam masala than the menu states, but it’s down to personal taste, so whatever is to your liking. Finally I served with rice and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.

The end result was mouth watering!

Moroccan Chickpea Stew