All posts tagged: Lupin food

Three pulses pancake

Sweet lupin beans and their usage as food have troubled me for some time now. In particular, I found (now almost 1.5 years ago) a recipe by “Krümeltiger” for lupin pancakes that kinda gave me an inspiration how to use sweet luipin flour in daily cuisine. Here, you can find my interpretation of the recipe. As I kept on experimenting with this unusual ingredient, I developed a mint-red bell pepper pancake recipe myself which till today remains my favourite recipe for this bean (even when compared to commercial ready-made products – I am proud to announce, it excels). Why all the hazzle? Well, lupines are nutrition-wise very valuable; they are rich in all essential amino acids and tons of other good things. Moreover, they are an agriculturally important alternative to soy beans: they can be cultivated in areas soy beans do not grow; so far, their agricultural production reains more environmentally favourable than soy beans. Wild lupin beans are toxic to humans. In traditional cuisines, they ae prepared in a laborious way to get rid of the toxins, and …

Golden pumpkin Gnocchi (with sweet lupin flour)

The Gnocchi presented here are very special as they have a distinct lovely golden colour. And, I really love their slightly sweet pumpkin taste – a very mild one. The recipe to prepare them is pretty simple but takes some time. I develop it cause I usually buy more pumpkin than I can eat and are left with the thought: “hm, what to do with the rest?”. Well, here comes an original idea. For the recipe you only need 4 main ingredients: 400g pumpkin 120g wheat semolina (a fine grained version – you may need some additional) 60g sweet lupine flour (this can be substituted by corn or wheat flour according to your tastes and preferences) 2 soup spoons of chia seeds Additionally, you need some vegetable oil for frying, water and spices (salt, pepper, chillie, and nutmeg). At least 3 hours before you start the recipe, you need to soak the chia seeds in 100mL water. Add the seeds into the water and than disperse them by a fork. Leave them soaking at room …