Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing

Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing

First of all, these tostadas are pretty messy. If you’re not keen on getting food all over your fingers, make tacos instead, they should be just as good.

A few weeks ago Meatless Monday ended up being a meatless week. On Tuesday, I made some vegetarian black bean tostadas which I served with a coriander dressing. They were fucking amazing.

I’m definitely going to be trying these again, the next time I make them I’ll add spiced shredded chicken to see what they’re like.

if you decide to make tostadas you can make your own, or buy them pre-made like we did.

Here is the recipe – if you decide to try it, let me know what you thought.

Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
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Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
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Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
Tostadas
Coriander Dressing
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. For the dressing, place all ingredients In a small food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Set aside
  2. Add a little oil to a large pan and once heated add the onion. Cook tuntil translucent then add the corn and cook until it is slightly brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes, and cook until slightly softened then add the beans and cook until they are heated through.
  4. To serve, place the bean mixture on your tostadas, with a bit of the coriander dressing, and serve with your favourite toppings (we used sour cream and homemade guacamole)
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Spinach and Kale with Chickpeas and Fried Egg

Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

Meatless Monday is something I’m trying to get in the habit of, as I feel that Phillip and I eat a little too much meat. For dinner this week, I whipped up a spinach and kale chickpea stew, which was topped with a fried egg.

I’m not a usually fan of chickpeas, but this meal? It was fucking amazing – so much so, that I had leftovers for lunch on Tuesday (minus the egg, because I really couldn’t be stuffed frying an egg and then washing the pan out afterward).

Today, I wanted to share the recipe with you guys, if you decide to make it, let me know what you thought.

Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
Spinach and Kale with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
Spinach and Kale with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add 1 of the minced garlic cloves and stir until it begins to brown. Add the spinach and kale, coat in garlic and cook until wilted. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same pot heat 2 Tbsp of oil and add the remaining garlic cloves and the onion. Cook until the onion is translucent then add the spices and stir to coat the onion.
  3. Add tomato and chickpeas; stir to coat and then bring the tomato juice to a simmer and allow the juice to reduce a little. At this stage, you can add a little salt and pepper to season, if you would like.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, and simmer for around 25 - 30 minutes. Mash a few chickpeas with a potato masher during this time and cook until the sauce is thickened. Fold in the spinach and kale,
  5. Add a little oil to a frying pan and heat until it begins to shimmer. Crack 2 eggs into the pan (make sure the oil is hot, i cracked my eggs prematurely and they got stuck to the pan) and using a large spoon, baste whites with oil until they have set and the edges are crunchy and golden brown.
  6. To serve spoon chickpea stew into bowls and top with a fried egg.
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Spiced Prawn Tacos

spiced prawn tacos

Today, I’m going to share a recipe for spiced prawn tacos with you, I feel I need to start this post off by saying that when I first saw this combo of spices and prawns, I wasn’t expecting great things (cinnamon and prawns, what the hell?!)

To be honest, I thought there was no way it was going to work, and my first thought was that it was going to taste like shit…

I’ll pretty much try anything though, so pushing my doubt aside, I decided to give it shot. I’m glad I did, because holy crap, these tacos were fantastic (I actually ended making bigger batch of the spice mix, so I’ve always got some on hand)

If you make these – I hope you enjoy them, and if you do, let me know what you thought of the spice/prawn combo.

Spiced Prawn Tacos
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A recipe for spiced prawn tacos, using cinnamon, cardamom and ginger; this recipe spicy, a little salty and would be great paired with a beer.
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 corn tortillas 15 - 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 corn tortillas 15 - 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 40 minutes
Spiced Prawn Tacos
Print Recipe
A recipe for spiced prawn tacos, using cinnamon, cardamom and ginger; this recipe spicy, a little salty and would be great paired with a beer.
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 corn tortillas 15 - 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 - 6 corn tortillas 15 - 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 40 minutes
Ingredients
Taco Filling
Spice Mix
Servings: corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. In a small container, combine the spices and set aside. Then chop the prawns, place in a small bowl and cover in as much of the spice mix as you would like (it's completely up to you)
  2. Add a glug of oil and the onions to a frying pan. Cook on a medium high heat stirring occasionally until the onions start to sizzle a little. Add the tomatoes and continue cooking until onions are translucent.
  3. Add the prawns to the pan, stirring occasionally until thooked through. Remove from the heat and serve tacos with guacamole, coriander and sour cream.
Recipe Notes
  • When adding the tomatoes, add some chives or spring onions to add some more flavour.
  • We use corn tortillas, and steam them in non-stick pan without using oil (if you want yours a little crispier, you can fry them in oil until soft)
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Taking Stock – My Life Right Now

Taking Stock

It’s been a while since I last here last, and with good reason too; we’re in the middle of a pretty big move, and we’ve been busy packing up and painting this place (I posting moving vlogs on my youtube channel, and you can check them out here if you would like).

Seeing as big things are happening in my life at the moment, I thought that it would be a great time to do another taking stock post, mainly so I can get all my thoughts and feelings out, because not gonna lie, I’m kind of overwhelmed at the moment… Continue reading →

Bathtime: Lush Review

Lush Review

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while, know that I LOVE Lush (I even worked at one of the lush mall kiosks a few years ago. So when I got an email asking if I would like to test and review some of the Mother’s Day products, I had to say yes.

Due to delivery issues the Mother’s Day products took about a month to get to me (this wasn’t Lush’s fault btw, delivering to apartments can be a pain in the ass, but it turns out that delivering to parcel pods, especially over multiple courier companies is an even bigger pain). In the meantime the guys at Lush sent out another box of goodies for me to review, which I was super excited about, I didn’t know what was going to be in the package, as I wanted it to be a surprise, and I wasn’t expecting anything else to be sent out after the issues with the initial package and I’m still super grateful and surprised.

Thanks to the guys at Lush, my bathroom smells AMAZING, and I’m incredibly relaxed (our bedroom is also covered in glitter, seriously a little glitter gets everywhere)

For today’s post, I wanted to share the goodies I have received/tested, and what I thought about them with you. Continue reading →