It's Hafla time or you've decided to go out into the great outdoors and set up tents and build a fire. So what do you feed everyone? Sporadically I'll post a few of my favourite 'feeding the five thousand' recipes which call for little more than a few ingredients, two large cooking pots and a fire (AGA's, electricity and gas are fine too!). Note the lack of quantities - everything is chucked according to 1) What ingredients you have 2) How many people there are 3) Personal taste The first is one of my family's favourites and takes hardly any time to prepare.
[glow=red,2,300]Spinach and Chick Peas (Garbanzo beans)[/glow] Onions - chopped Spinach - I use frozen at home, defrosted and drained Cooked Chick Peas - canned is fine Dill - to taste Lemon juice.
Simply soften the onion however you prefer (I use olive oil), add the chick peas and dill (to taste), add the well-drained spinach and cook until spinach is tender. Add lemon juice to taste. Serve with your favourite rice
Olive Oil Onions - chopped Chillies - I use dried red chillies Fresh Coriander (Cilantro) - chopped Fresh Parsley - preferably 'flat-leaf', chopped Cinnamon - ground is better if you're eating in the dark! Cooked Chick Peas Cooked rice - either 'brown' or basmati works best
Fry the onions in the oil. Don't let them go brown. Add the chillies, cinnamon and chick peas. Heat through then add the rice, coriander and parsley. Heat through and serve with slices of cucumber, tomato and lemon (I don't put salt in food but if you prefer to then add it after all the ingredients are in the pan)