Will update soon …I swear

20140429-112755.jpgI miss my blog, I miss being able to sit down and happily type away random stuff that enters my head. I’ve been working in a local newspaper since October and I find after a day of writing and sourcing and stressing the last thing I want to do is write more. But it’s important for me to get back into it since my internship ends here in July.

I’m starting a new fitness regime (well I have been relatively good since the new year) and I’m going to try my best to document it here!

 

 

Brink Magazine

This is my final year project in Dublin Institute of Technology, we created a magazine aimed at young professionals. I wrote five feature articles on various different topics including emigration, entrepreneurship and language learning. I enjoyed the process, I felt I did a lot of the work for the magazine content wise and my grade didn’t reflect that which was annoying!!

Have a browse and tell me what you think!!

Here’s the link: http://wp.me/a2AkVI-9J

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Aforementioned Falafel Recipe!

Falafel
Can of chickpeas
1 onion
1-2 cloves of garlic (Depending on how garlic-y you want it)
Bunch Fresh Coriander
Fresh Chilli (Or flakes) ( optional)
2 tsps of Cumin Powder
2 tsps of Coriander Powder
Salt & Pepper
Flour (To bind)

Method:
1. Drain chickpeas and dump into saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to boil…… boil for about 15 mins and then simmer for 20 mins or so.

2. Dice your onion and garlic coriander and chilli.

3. Drain chickpeas and put in a bowl, add all chopped veg and spices.

4. Using either your hands, a fork or my personal favourite a hand blender, whizz all ingredients until they form a paste. The blender really works well here.

5. Add a couple fo tablespoons of flour-spelt- gluten free, ect to the mix to bind it together so that you can work with it.

6. Roll into balls, about 2inchs x 2inches and get ready to cook!

7. You can either fry bake or grill these falafels. To be honest they tast much better fried- or grilled than baked, the texture changes when it’s baked and it’s too hard- avoid it I say.

8. I recently got a George Foreman grill which is fantastic because it flattens your falafel into burger patties and cooks them super quick! Otherrwise just flatten the balls into patties and fry in the oil of your choice, probably extra virgin or coconut!

And that’s it! They’re so so tasty just like Melissa’s Save the Cow burgers and they’re perfect in a wholemeal pitta bread with salad and a little dash of sweet chilli! YUM!Image