Home-Made Pizza

This pizza is straight up an example of why I should have learned how to cook, and properly, a long time ago. On a recent trip to my friend’s house, she put us all to shame by serving up these pizza bases and loads of different toppings and we helped ourselves.

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Home-made Veggie Pizza : Copyright Catherine Collins

It was a brilliant idea: as a vegetarian eating in a friends’ house can sometimes be a complete disaster (Though mine are usually very accommodating) and this was great: everybody could tuck in to whatever they liked.

They looked absolutely gorgeous too, and believe me they tasted amazing. Because of the size of them, my friend popped them onto baking sheets and could cook enough for 8 people all at the same time. Voilà.

Definitely one that we will be attempting again I think !

The toppings shown here are mozzarella, sweetcorn, green and red peppers, red onion and some rocket on top. Other toppings that Ró included were pepperoni and chicken for the meat eaters (not shown here).

The rectangular shape of the pizzas meant that she could fit loads into the oven at once, so we were all eating at the same time. Savage idea!

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

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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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