Gluten Free Pea Fritters (vegan and nut free)
Which came first… the recipe or the blog?
I feel a little giggly and silly writing a pea fritters recipe for my blog that is called Pea Fritters! 3 whole years ago, I had a sudden light bulb moment over dinner. “I’m going to start a blog!” I declared! I had only ever read one other blog and had absolutely no idea how to even set up a blog. But after dinner, I looked up wordpress, and registered an account. But this little blog of mine needed a name…. I looked at my computer screen and the 10 different tabs I had open. One of them was for a recipe for pea fritters. “That’s it! Pea Fritters!” And so my blog was born! I never did make that recipe though and the 3 years passed and I happened to have some leftover chickpea flour from a camping trip. I decided to make pea fritters for the very first time! They were a winner! I finally had a recipe to match my blog!
Pea Fritters early days
When I first started Pea Fritters, our daughter was about 8 months old and just starting to eat solid foods more regularly. We did baby led weaning and I wanted to share our journey of feeding our daughter this way. My food photography was soooooooo baaaaaaaad and I had no idea about the crazy huge world of blogging. But I would happily jump on the computer after she had gone to bed and share what we had eaten.
A year or so passed and I had a moment to think while my daughter napped in my arms. I was still blogging. I still really enjoyed blogging. For someone who has thousands of big ideas and projects but rarely finishes them, the fact I was still going showed something. I really valued this and enjoyed having this creative outlet. While I was sitting there with my sleeping toddler, I was reading something online and realised people actually took their blogs seriously and even made a living from them! Say what??!! This lit something inside me. A curiosity and a drive to see what I could make of this little blog of mine.
I discovered Pinterest and later on Instagram. I made a Facebook page and even moved my blog off of the free wordpress site and actually paid money to have my very own website! It felt so crazy and so daring to actually spend money on this thing that I had been joyfully sharing for some time.
2 babies, 2 make overs and 2 logos later, here we are. Pea Fritters. We’ve had giveaways, we’ve had high tea and now we even have a shop. No longer just about baby led weaning. More about allergy friendly food. More about food for the whole family. More about looking after ourselves as mothers. Better food photography (but still so so much to learn!). More consistent. But the love and the enthusiasm is still the same. Pea Fritters is my well behaved, quite, sleeping third baby.
A HUGE thank you!
I am gobsmacked that anyone other than my parents read this blog and I want to extend a HUGE heart felt THANK YOU! Thank you for reading my posts. Thank you for making my recipes (and especially a big thank you when you write and tell me they are delicious!). Thank you for sharing this journey of motherhood with me. Thank you for sharing the love.
Will you join me in celebrating by making some delicious Pea Fritters?
Thank you again,
- 1 cup frozen peas
- ½ cup chickpea (besan) flour
- ½ cup non-dairy milk of choice
- ½ tsp stock powder
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- ⅛ tsp turmeric
- olive oil for frying
- coconut yoghurt for dipping
- Mix flour, peas, milk and spices together in a bowl.
- Heat 5mm of oil in a non stick pan (I love my cast iron fry pan to cook these).
- Using a dinner spoon, place one spoon of mixture per fritter into the oil. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side or until golden brown.
- Turn and cook on the other side until golden.
- Remove and allow to cool on some paper towel.
- Serve with coconut yoghurt for dipping.
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