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.
Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to make you appreciate the simpler things in life. For me this week, that simple thing was electricity, lost as a result of snow.
While doing an assignment for college recently, I wandered the streets of Dublin, Galway and Kildare with a microphone asking people whether they thought an eco-friendly Christmas was possible. What I got was an entire range of ideas that I had never thought of, and I think that I will share.
I decided to put up this post in conjunction with my “Why I hate coffee”, post, although this piece is going to be more of an informative piece about different types of tea, and less of an opinion piece. Here, I’ll look at some of the technicalities of tea, and the benefits and downsides (though I don’t think there are any) to drinking it.
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.
The DSPCA are calling on everyone to get knitting for the animals at the shelter this Christmas season. In a new campaign highlighted at the RDS Stitch and Knit Show, the DSPCA want knitters (and people who can just about hold two needles) to get knitting dog coats and cat toys for their rescue animals.
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!!