This is a great stuffing for those of us looking to cut down on our wheat intake. Chickpeas are a great substitute for bread in this recipe as they are filling, creamy and take on the flavours of the stock and vegetables, just like bread would do. You can use this recipe to stuff poultry, or cook it in its own dish.
Not only are low-fat lentils richer in protein than most other pulses, but their slightly smoky flavour makes a great base for this tasty nut roast, packed with colourful vegetables and served with a quick tomato sauce.
Brown rice, lentils, breadcrumbs, onions and tomatoes are combined with eggs and herbs and then baked. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes, if desired.