With all these ingredients it could only be vegan black bean stew with tacos. So easy to make but packed with loads of flavour and texture.
Black Bean Stew
1 can of black beans
1 onion chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 stick of celery chopped
large handful of mushrooms sliced
half a yellow pepper chopped
handful of mini sweetcorn sliced
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 red chilli chopped
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of coriander
salt and pepper
spray of oil
Violife cheese sliced
spray pan with oil and cooked onions, carrots and celery for 5 minutes then add mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn, garlic, and spices. cook for a further five minutes then add tomatoes and 2 cups of water, cook slowly over a low heat for twenty minutes. Season to taste.
While the stew is cooking make the side dishes
Shred some lettuce
chop up 2 spring onions, 2 tomatoes and 3 inches of cucumber adding salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime.
Mash 1 avocado and add lemon and salt.
Cashew sour cream
1 cup of cashews
1 and a half cups of water
Half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Add the water to the cashews and place in the microwave for 4 minutes. Allow to cool then add lemon and salt and pepper, blitz with a hand blender.
Place the taco shells into the oven for 4 minutes on a medium heat.
Today I have finally jumped into the unknown. I have been creating jewellery using recycled paper and card and seem to have amassed quite a collection. Which raises the question “WHAT SHALL I DO WITH ALL THIS JEWELLERY?”
Etsy!! well that’s what everyone tells me. So after a bit of persuasion I caved in. I have to say with great trepidation. Will anyone like my work? Will I sell anything? Will people think I am showing off? Is my work any good? etc
Well I have done it now, so Revolution Crafted Jewellery now has a home in Etsy but I couldn’t use my chosen name because it was to long. I go under the name Revolutioncj – which I don’t like. So do I change the name to something else? Oh I just don’t know. I think I am going to suck it and see.
Wish me luck, I hope I don’t embarass myself. But nothing ventured nothing gained.
Made by using recycled greeting cards laminated together with pva and decorated with original artwork cut down to shape.
Here are a range of brooches and necklaces made in the same way using different shapes to add interest and style. Worn with scarves, beret, collar or on a lapel they look lovely. No one else will have the same item of jewellery which is a nice thought, who wants to look like everyone else.
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Playing with new materials is always fun. Yupo and ink is new to me but many seem to have been using it for a while. I thought it looks easy but I was wrong. Learning how the ink is going to react can be fun but also frustrating. I have made some interesting surfaces that I have started to use for jewellery and I intend to make some trinket boxes.
So back to the joy of the unknown, if you haven’t tried yupo and you love to experiment with art give it a go.
What wonderful colours, I feel inspired to create a painting of this view, or maybe a textile piece. I never can resist stopping the car and pulling over to take photographs that inspire me to be creative. Sometimes it’s worth taking a moment and being thankful.
Another area of natural beauty well worth getting in the car for and donning on walking boots to recharge the old batteries. I would imagine when snow falls this view would be outstanding. When you are a the top it really does feel like you are on top of the world.