These protein packed flavourful morsels make a perfect  lunch or  supper the day before a race. 


1 tin of chickpeas or any other bean (drained)

1 clove of crushed garlic

2 chopped chillies or 1/2 tsp chili powder

Chopped celery leaves (take them off the tops of your celery stalks) 

1 tsp marjoram

1 tbsp smoked paprika

½ tsp hot paprika

1 tbsp turmeric

1 tsp black pepper 

1tsp lemon juice

¼ tsp salt

Bread crumbs (optional)


Put everything in your food processor and blend with the S blade until it forms a thick paste.

Shape into small palm sized balls. Roll in bread crumbs if you wish but this is not necessary.

Bake at 180 for 20 – 30 mins until hot through. 

Serve them up in soft pitta breads with mashed avocado or hummus and lots of salsa and fresh veg bits of your choice.