I have a hard time creating original, or even semi-original, recipes. My Evernote account is now up to 2,334 notes, almost all of them recipes and every day new and delicious sounding ideas fill my Google Reader. I love to cook, but I don’t like to waste food, so I’d rather make someone else’s great idea than try to invent one of my own. Nevertheless, I really do want to increase the amount of original recipes on Relishments so I recently tried creating my own variation of chickpea pot pie.
My variation was surprisingly successful for a first try. I was pleasantly surprised with myself and scheduled a future recreation of the pie and post sharing the recipe. And then I lost the recipe.
I looked high and low—in the binder I keep my blogging stuff in, in the pile of paper recipes I’ve recently made but not gotten around to filing yet, in the papers on my desk. My chickpea pot pie recipe was nowhere to be found. I did the best I could to rewrite it, but decided to put if off until I was less annoyed with myself.
And then I found it, being used as a bookmark in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Why wasn’t that the first place I looked? So I made it again last night with a few more minor tweaks, and now I share it with you. This meat-free pot pie is a mixture of vegetables, beans and sauce in a very flaky crust. Though it’s a bit more involved than some of my recipes, chickpea pot pie is hearty, filling and perfect for this not-quite-warm-out-yet weather.
From now on, all recipes in development are going into my blogging binder. Remind me of that next time I can’t find one.