Social media snacks

Log on to any of your social media pages and you’ll be tripping over links to fast food recipes, many of them are healthy and nutritious, we’ve had a fair bit of success replicating some of those BuzzFeed quick recipes. I’m unsure whether we are generally losing our attention span for reading recipes, but those fast how-to videos are fun to watch and full of great ideas for lunchtime.

Facebook friend Matthew Hirtes (The Hon Mr Gran Canaria) highlighted one yesterday, a veggie burger using red beans, so I gave it a go today with moderate success, and a little frustration!

Basically, my error lay in changing a few of the ingredients, that old problem of available pantry stock and living in the middle of fecking nowhere. Here’s what we did: (in brackets are my added extras)

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Blend a jar of cooked red beans, soaked Quinoa (I used Bulgur Wheat) seasoning, herbs, chopped onion, (garlic, chili flakes and a drop or 4 of hot sauce) sesame seeds, lemon juice. Shape into patty rounds and fry in a little olive oil.

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BUT…My mix was too wet, so I also rolled them in dried breadcrumbs.

Fry in a shallow griddle pan in olive oil with a little more patience than I had 🙂

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Basically, then eat as you would with a burger and the usual relish, toppings and whatnot. Thanks Matthew. I think. 🙂

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A supper date…

…at our English friends house – they were here for 3 weeks and had the neighbours in fora chinwag and a chomp! Pete and Carole always put out a huge selection of nice food, so I cobbled together a quick tray to take – this one is Moroccan in flavour, and is quick to make up, the Spanish friends didn´t touch it though – too foreign!

Hummus, here´s my recipe some juicy dates, crudities and a little cous cous mixed with mint and cucumber, onion and tomato.  Shape the cous cous in a circle – it looks better, and add a few pitta slices, and a bowl of local olives made pretty with a leaf from the tree and a wedge of lemon….hey presto! Apologies for the pic – I think I had the wrong setting on, but you get the picture!

a little bit of everything