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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Fresh fennel salad with lime

This is a lighter dish than what we have been eating of late.  Make it as a spring tapas, or as a side salad, it’s good enough on it’s own with some crusty bread for a light lunch.  http://www.30minutedinnerparty.com/2010/fresh-fennel-salad-with-parmesan-recipe 

So, describe your food!

A comprehensive list of often used Spanish Food words –  I found it really useful so am sharing with you! Pass it on…

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Getting Arty-farty

Neighbours in for an unplanned drink? Don’t panic….quick tapas are the best tapas, what’s in season? Tomatoes right now…here’s how to make them arty farty in 2 minutes!

By the way, the balsamic reduction can be made in half an hour over the stove, or by popping to Lidl like me – it’s with the ketchup!

3 arty blobs of balsamic reduction

 

draw a sharp point of a knife quickly down

With chopped Tomatoes, crushed garlic and olive oil. ¿Quieres Tapas?