fun leisure ideas for fun at home
Eating enjoyment is a moving target,
pursue your taste - pursue the yum.

If a recipe calls for an ingredient not available where you normally shop, you can try this list of sources for uncommon foods and kitchen tools.

title here:

Tomato bell pepper chestnut mash:


3/8 cup water
1/4 cup chickpea flour
2 ounces fresh potato
1/8 cup chestnut flour
  or 2 tablespoons raw tahini
  or 1/8 cup raw sunflower seed butter
  or 1/8 cup non cooked walnut butter
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoon sugar, (1 tablespoon if using 6 ounces tomato 
  for 2 servings)
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 ounces green bell pepper 
6 ounces fresh tomato if serving 2, 
  or one large serving for one with 3 oz tomato
Process 4 ounces bell pepper into a coarse slaw.

Put the bell pepper into a microwaveable bowl.

Add 3/8 cup water.

Heat on full power for 2 minutes 40 seconds, then 5 minutes on low (15 percent) power.

Peel the potato.

Process into a coarse slaw.

Add the potato to the bowl with the bell pepper.

Add the chickpea powder to the bowl.


Heat, covered, until boiling hot, about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Put the hot mixture into a metal pan.

Set the metal pan in cold water to cool for several minutes.

Into the processor put the 1 tablespoon oil, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Add the cooled chickpea/bell pepper/potato mixture to the processor.

Run until desired smoothness is achieved, perhaps 2 minutes.

If mixture doesn't flow when processing add 1 ounce of the tomato at a time, until mixture flows.

Put the processor contents into a mixing and/or portion bowl.

Add 1/3 cup tomato, 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour, and 1/8 cup chestnut flour.


If using fresh tomato:
Cut the tomato into 1/4 inch pieces.
Add the tomato to the bowl with the bell pepper mixture.


Makes 1 serving large enough for a large meal, but taste fatigue may reduce flavor before finishing such a large serving, perhaps best used as 2 servings, each one half of a large meal.

Has a pretty light green color.

Tangy from the tomato, definite bell pepper flavor, garbanzo moderates flavor intensity, stiff mash/pudding consistency.

go to button Back to Easy Recipes Unusual Recipes Blog
go to button Back Unusual ingredients table of contents
go to button To LeisureIdeas Home
seek out the unusual, look over the wall Take the time to increase your pleasure. Indulge yourself with health food and health promoting activities. Good health gives you the energy to get more pleasure from all the enjoyable experiences of living.