knitwit

Cold days + tiredness + idle hands = knitting time! I still only know how to make scarves, but I’ve been experimenting with some different stitch patterns. Working on this one at the moment –

Image from: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/mockcable.htm

Unfortunately it’s not turning out as nicely as in the picture!

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I’ve been eating some delicious (although simple) meals lately…

My go-to vegetarian dish – chickpeas with spinach in cocout milk – tis very quick and easy to make:

-Dice 1 yellow onion and mince some ginger. I usually use about a 1/2-inch piece. Cook in a large frying pan over medium heat in 1 Tbsp olive oil.
-Chop up some vegetables. I used a green pepper and a zucchini. Add to pan and cook about 5 min.
-Add 1 19-oz can diced tomatoes and let it bubble bubble toil and trouble.
-When it’s nice and bubbly, add 1 can chickpeas and several large handfuls of spinach, ripped into manageable pieces. Cook about 5 min.
-Lower the heat and add 1 small can coconut milk, 2 tsp curry powder, and a pinch of cumin. You can add more spinach at this point too.
-Cook over very low heat 5-10 min, then serve over brown rice, topped with whichever fresh herbs strike your fancy. I went with parsley, as always.
YUM.

And here we have a lazy-girl dinner – rotini pasta with broccoli and green peas:

Boring, but it works.  Anything with broccoli is worth eating, in my books!

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Sean the Vegan Friend cooked the most delicious dinner yesterday – chickpea cutlets with a mustard-caper sauce from the Veganomican served with brown rice and sitr-fried onions and mushrooms. Most excellent! We also made peanut-butter cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Also most excellent. I have one waiting in the fridge for dessert 🙂

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