Disclosure: I help Niagara Presents with media relations. However, this is not a sponsored post. I was not asked nor paid to write it, nor was I given any free product to use in the creation of this recipe for smashed chickpeas with spinach and harissa on toast.
One of the most valuable lessons I learned from a cookbook has nothing to do with cookery.
It was in Tara O’Brady’s gorgeous tome, Seven Spoons, where, woven into a recipe for a hamburger, I found the nugget about how Tara makes a point of making herself a good lunch each day. The burger in question could be made quickly, which made it a perfect candidate for lunch, but it was far from the afterthought to which we often relegate our midday nosh.
It resonated with me, office worker at the time, who scoured the fridge every morning for leftovers. If my search turned up nothing, it was rushed cafeteria fare at high noon.