I got up this morning, fixed myself a cup of coffee and some leftover chickpea vegetable hash and sat down at the computer to have breakfast while catching up on some of my favourite podcasts. I noticed a new show from cookbook author Dino Sarma's Alternative Vegan podcast and had a listen. I love this podcast, particularly because Dino tends to focus on using the very basics for vegan cooking. There's no room for expensive processed vegan substitutes in his kitchen, nor is there room for meat substitutes like tofu, tempeh and seitan. Instead, he uses fresh produce, legumes and nuts to create tasty dishes that often reflect his South Asian roots and his love of improvisational cooking. His recent show focuses on how to roast chickpeas and the different things you can do with them, leaving you antsy to go roast and use your own. Check out his blog and pick up his book, too.