Kidney Bean Tostadas

This is one of those dishes that I point to when people ask me, “Oh you’re a vegetarian? What do you eat?” Or the less polite “Must be all salads, hohoho (cue a “friendly” pat on the shoulder or equivalent)“  Or “Rabbit food!” No way is this rabbit food. These tostadas (adapted from Good Food BBC’s black bean tostada recipe) are delicious. Not being a fan of black beans however, I substitute kidney beans (they’re easier to get) and my topping of preference is chopped tomatoes with mozzarella and yellow peppers.

Kidney Bean Tostadas

Catherine Collins Copyright All rights reserved

Catherine Collins Copyright All Rights reserved

Catherine Collins Copyright All Rights reserved

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Why I hate Coffee

Coffee, for me, is never a good idea. I don’t like the taste of it. It’s too strong. I don’t like milk either, so I lace it with sugar. Mistake #1. I also, for whatever strange reason, tend to drink it fast. Mistake #2. And, I only ever ever drink it when I’m stressed out and have a lot of work to do. Does it ever help ? Yeah, that’d be a firm no.

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Chickpea Salad

This is going to be the first post in my series of recipes, for the vegan/vegetarians among you out there. I’m a vegetarian myself, but a lot of the recipes that I make are vegan, so I’ll tag them as such. I’m also a student: an undomesticated one: so don’t expect too much from these. Basically most of my recipes are the fast type of cooking, though if you are vegetarian or vegan and you’re a student, I really recommend making a big dish on a Sunday, and saving it for a few days, throwing it into your lunchbox 😉

Anyway, my chickpea salad!!

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