Sunday, 14 October 2012

Something New Days 20-22: Switching it up!

Well, despite being quite ill for the last few days, I've managed to do some new things!

Yeah yeah, so Thursday (day 20) was just "staying in bed all day" - not the first time I've ever done it, but definitely something different. If you're one of those people who finds it hard to just "do nothing", who can't forgive themselves for wasting valuable time when there are things to be done out there, then you'll understand how hard it was for me to let myself just be lazy and watch episodes of Glee all day! Heheh.

By Friday, I wasn't feeling much better, but was bored and hungry, so I decided to try a new recipe  again. I found this lovely vegan burger recipe at for sweet potato and white bean burgers, so I got going. It seems that Tesco is one of the only places in Prague that sells sweet potato, so I bought enough to last a while... it's quite easy, really. You bake the sweet potato for 45 minutes or so, skin it and mash it together with white beans, seasoning, and - as the recipe recommended - a little bit of agave (or maple syrup) and tahini. I added more flour than it recommended to keep the mixture together, and as I'd forgotten to buy breadcrumbs, we stuck a few slices in a blender and used that to coat it. Cover your patties in breadcrumbs and shallow fry them until they look crispy, and put on a bun with toppings of your choice - we tried ajvar (which is a spicy paste made with peppers that we discovered in Serbia) and avocado. The burgers did fall apart a bit but they were lovely!

Saturday, day 22 - despite feeling rough, Jeff and I decided to switch things up in our apartment and swap the location of our rooms. We have a bedroom and a living room (plus a tiny kitchen) but, just for the fun of it, we swapped them around! This took all day, of course, but it meant that I could throw away a lot of things that we didn't need, and now the place looks much tidier. A bit of furniture re-arranging can make your place feel like new!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gwyneth! Just popped over from CSL to check out your blog - this recipe sounds pretty tasty! Will add to my "To Try" folder and let you know when I've given it a go!