Mexican style vegan black bean stew

imageWith 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

taco shells

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

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 Salad

Shred some lettuce

chop up 2 spring onions, 2 tomatoes and 3 inches of cucumber adding salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime.

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Avocado cream

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.

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load the plate and enjoy.

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Recycled paper cufflinks

Recycled paper cufflinks

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RECYCLED PAPER JEWELLERY

IMG_0057I have been making jewellery from recycled paper for a while and had offcuts of painted surfaces that I didn’t know what to do with them.

So after lots of thought I decided to us them in a paper mosaic and then produce brooches from the designs.

IMG_0056I am please with the outcome and like the richness of the colours. The gold accents brings warmth and glamour to the pieces.IMG_0058I also made a range in sea greens which I love.IMG_0052

They are quite chunky but I think why not make a statement!IMG_0062

They are all available of Etsy.

check out my other designs on Instagram

 

 

 

NEW VENTURE – ON LINE SELLING etsy

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.thumbnail_RevolutionLogo-Final

Handmade recycled paper necklace with original artwork

Made by using recycled greeting cards laminated together with pva and decorated with original artwork cut down to shape.

IMG_1522Here 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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Yupo paper and ink

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.

Vegan Rocky Road

Definitely worth the calories

Recipe

200g dark chocolate

handful of crushed nuts

pk of vegan marshmallows

pk sour cherries

10 vegan biscuits

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

3 tablespoons of maple syrup

Melt chocolate, coconut oil and maple syrup

Add Crushed nuts and biscuits, sour cherries and marshmallows

Mix everything together and put into a dish.

Chill and cut into squares

 

 

Clee Hills

A breath of fresh air – instagram tizzy1718vegan

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.

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