Do you watch the British TV show Made in Chelsea?  It is ridiculously hysterical.  My friend Kyllie and I watch it in our own homes and Whatsapp message each other a running commentary throughout the entire show, complete with many, many giggle fits.  Tears, snorts, the works.

Ollie is our favourite character.  If you can watch him without getting a side stitch from laughing so hard, you are a stronger person than us.

After falling in love with the first season, we knew what we had to do.  We pingg‘d up invites, stipulated the dress code, created an array of posh snacks, and before you can say “splendid, old chap”, the Made in Chelsea party was underway!  Fabulous!

The party started early so that we could fit in a spot of croquet before cocktail hour.  This is our best ‘Made in Chelsea’ look.  I was nice and cosy in my Nan’s vintage coat.  Even back in the day she knew faux was the only fur to be seen in, darling.

Round two.  I think I was attempting a posh face but it’s entirely possible I had just sucked on a lemon.

After we’d had enough of the fresh country air we watched a million episodes from the new season of Made in Chelsea whilst dining on cucumber sandwiches and fairy bread, washed down with many flutes of champagne.  Cheers!

Just to mix things up a bit I made spicy chickpeas.  Chickpeas can be fancy, right?  Be honest.

They were incredibly easy to make but a little soft to eat on their own.  If I took them to another party as a snack I’d just roast them for ten minutes or so first so that they were crunchier and better to munch on.  They were perfect mixed in with salad though, and added to spaghetti sauce the next day, they were incredible.  I dare say they’d also make a happy addition to a stir-fry.


  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  1. Combine spices in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the chickpeas for about 10 minutes until they are golden brown.
  3. Add the spice mixture and agave and toss to combine.  Drizzle with tamari, stirring until evenly coated.
  4. Transfer to a plate and cool to room temperature, tossing occasionally to separate.




14 Comments on Spicy Chickpeas – Made in Chelsea

  1. Sarina @ Earthgiven
    August 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm (12 years ago)

    I’ve been meaning to make roasted chickpeas forever! I’ll have to give them a try. Thanks for posting.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm (12 years ago)

      My pleasure and I’d love to hear how they turn out with a bit of roasting. 🙂

  2. Annie
    August 21, 2012 at 4:49 am (12 years ago)

    How cute you all are!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, thank you! It was such a fun day of silliness. 🙂

  3. Kristy
    August 21, 2012 at 5:37 am (12 years ago)

    Can we be BFFs? I want to throw fancy themed-costume parties in honor of my favorite TV show! I’ve not seen Made in Chelsea, but something tells me I need to hunt it down!

    Your chickpeas look pretty fantastic too! I love fancy chickpeas. 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, we sure can! And you definitely need to hunt it down! It is the funniest and most riveting entertainment show I have ever seen. Wildly addictive! Just like fancy chickpeas. 🙂

  4. Jade
    August 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm (12 years ago)

    Umm delicious!! I really want these to just have by me all day at work to snack on/anihilate!! Oh, and I now want to play croquet too 🙂 xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, both very worthwhile pursuits! 🙂 xx

  5. Alaine @ My GF & DF Living
    August 22, 2012 at 9:16 am (12 years ago)

    Roasted chickpeas are the best. I love your spices! These would be the perfect snack.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm (12 years ago)

      Absolutely! Guilt free munching. 🙂

  6. Lindsay is Vegan
    August 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm (12 years ago)

    Ha this looks like so much fun!

  7. Sophie
    August 24, 2012 at 5:18 am (12 years ago)

    You all look very Cool! 🙂 hahahahha!
    Your spicy chickpeas rock! 🙂 Just so tasty too!