Chickpea Salad Sandwich.

Sounds yummy!

Healthy Living, Healthy Us

Great idea for quick, healthy lunch is making a sandwich.

There are not a lot of options for making your sandwich healthy, delicious and plant based protein packed.

Here is the great recipe which combine all these points: healthy, delicious with plant based protein.

Gluten, dairy free, vegan recipe.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich.

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Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

3 green onions, chopped

1/4 cup finelly chopped pickle

1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper ( I used orange)

2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise ( homemade or store-bought)

1 clove garlic

2 tsp. minced fresh dill

2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp sea salt

In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until flaky in texture. Stir in the celery, green onion, bell pepper, pickles, mayonnaise, and garlic until combined. Add dill and season with the lemon juice and salt.

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Zucchini Chips

We need healthy snack options!

More Than A Dash Of Salt

February 5


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I’ve been looking for a while for a good snack recipe that was both healthy and simple to make. There are a few veggies that I really like and zucchinis are top of that list so it isn’t surprising that my first healthy salt recipe in this blog is a zucchini one!

The salt is added to the zucchini slices to remove the moisture so that they dry out and become nice and crisp in the oven. I found that if I added salt after I put the zucchini slices in the oven, the salt was too overpowering – but if you feel like you can handle more salt after you take them out, go for it!

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This snack was – somewhat unfortunately – loved by others at my place and gobbled up very quickly, so when I came to eat them the next day, I found that they…

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A Simple Carrot Salad

Saving this for a later date…. 😀
My sister and I are so interested!

Sharing The Food We Love

Carrot, Almond and Sultana SaladJane Grigson spends most of her Vegetable Book cooking the various bounty on offer.  Occasionally though you encounter a beautiful salad snuck in the long list of recipes.  This is the perfect example of something simple and effective in its creation. In fact there is no recipe as such, just a suggestion of a way to serve carrots in a salad.  Trusting the cook to follow their instincts, divine.

Simply combine 2 cups grated carrots with 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup toasted flaked or slivered almonds.  Dress with fresh lemon juice and olive oil.

Simple, fresh, elegant and a great change from the standard BBQ salads that you see around at this time of the year. Besides being a wonderful texture and flavour combination it also adds great colour to your table.  Serve with BBQ pork or lamb, or even perhaps a cold roasted chicken.

Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book…

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Photography & My Roommate

Hey everyone! So, after telling her that she should make a blog for awhile, my roommate finally did! Her major is digital photography, so if you guess that’s what her blog is going to be about, then you’re right! It’d be great if you could look at her blog and give her a follow.

Savannah’s Blog

-Nicole

Favorite Color Drabble | Day 19

And now for today’s challenge, a drabble on my favorite color!

It was the color of nobility, and that was why he liked it. That was why he chose it to be at the wedding. Everyone else had thought it was her idea, just like everything else. No one ever believed she would let someone else take control.

His color proved them wrong. It showed he was strong and that she wasn’t everything. The color would be seen all over on the wedding day. The flowers would be the many shades of the color, along with the ties and dresses.

The reason for the wedding was in the color, after all.

Can you guess the color? 😉

If not, I suppose I can tell you.

Purple~

 

Haha,

Nicole

Continuing

So, now I’m continuing on from last night. I ended up not posting again, obviously. However, I did get things updated.

I edited my about page a bit. Included in the changes are links to places where I am…like Twitter and Instagram and all that.

I renamed a couple things on the sidebar (like the about page and categories), just small things. I also changed up my little bio thing that is on the sidebar.

I also updated the Current Song page! Very exciting stuff, right there. The song that I’ve featured there is At First by JJCC (Double JC).

I think this is really all that I have to talk about for now. I plan to get some reviews and things like that up sometime this next week. I feel good about this. Even though I didn’t get this posted last night, it makes me happy to know that I will post at the next available time (like today).

-Nicole

Updatesss!

Hey everyone! Here’s an update for all of you.

I’ve been busy with a lot the past couple of days. However, I have some news for you.

First, I forgot to share when I made it, but I have a Drawing with K-Pop! video up on my YouTube Channel. I hope you go check it out! ❤

Second, I’m currently editing and converting a new video for YouTube. This one is a “How To…” one. I felt like such a dork, but oh well…right? At least I had fun with it and enjoyed it.

And third, I’m working on a new Blog Post & Review for BTS’s new song Skool Luv Affair, which is their comeback song. I’m stuck on it and have a lot to go through still, but it’ll be up within a few days.

 

Bye!

Nicole

Aaaah. Blogging!

Oh wow, is this really two posts in one day? I suppose this could definitely be for not posting everyday like I would like to. So if you’re seeing this before my other post for today, then I’ll let you know what that is. I reviewed the K-Drama Heirs. It’s my first review on something other than a song. I probably could have gone into more detail and such if I knew more about the industry and acting. However, I just know what I like. 😀

This post is to let you know that I’ve updated the Current Song page once again. This song is stuck in my head…it has been for DAYS. BTOB, why you so catchyyyyyy?

I don’t think you’ll hear from me again today. I have training for work that I have to leave for in an hour and a half or so.  I also feel really productive today. I watched the eatyourkimchi live chat this morning (even if I missed half of it because I fell asleep…). Then I wrote my paper that’s due tomorrow at midnight. So happy I don’t have to do that now! And then now there’s two posts for my blog. Yay. And it’s the start of the weekend. Woopwoop.

Toodles,

Nicole

PS: I forgot to include what you might have already noticed. I changed the background and my profile picture. It’s actually me, yes. I also added links to twitter, facebook, etc., on the side so you can see meeeee. Hehe. I also made a Google+ and youtube account for my blog. I think videos would be fun, but eh, I dunno.

Short

This will be a short post, unfortunately. I’ve not posted for the past week or so because I was on vacation/camping.

And now today I’ve been packing because I’m moving on Sunday. It’s really exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.

I really had something planned for this post, but saved it as a draft and forgot about it until just now, and now I’m kind of tired and have a headache, so I don’t really remember what it was going to be about and have no clue what to write.

I think I’ll try to write up a good post tomorrow or maybe Sunday night/Monday if I have time. It really depends on how moving will go.

Plus, I really want to update the current song page, but Stop Girl is still extremely in my head.

Liebster Award?!

First, I have to say that I am amazed that I was nominated for this award…simply because I still cannot believe that people find my blog interesting (and because I’ve had this blog for a very, very short amount of time). But since I have been nominated, I would like to thank The Joys and Worries of an East Asian Lover for the nomination. This really makes me happy, though I find that I’m not sure exactly how to express this in my post. >.>

Anyways, I’ll continue. Before my nomination, I saw this award & other people being nominated. I viewed this from afar, thinking that there would be no way for me to be nominated-but I thought at the same time that this was such a lovely award and a way to bring bloggers together. ^.^

And now I move on. Here are the rules:

  • Make a list of 11 Random Facts about yourself.
  • Answer the Questions that your nominator gave. 
  • Nominate at least 5 more blogs for the award
    • Only nominate blogs that have under 200 followers.
    • Obviously let those blogs know that they’ve been nominated.
    • You can’t tag back bloggers.
  • Come up with at least 5 questions for your nominees.
  • Post the badge on your site.

I think I’ll just begin with the rules/requirements. Thank you again!

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11 Random Facts About Myself:

1. I enjoy a lot of other things besides K-pop. What I mean is, I feel that I’ve only recently become known as a K-pop fan, and others might not know that I enjoy rock music (metal, post-hardcore, etc.) and also Visual Kei music (Japanese rock). And that I don’t like American/main stream pop over here.

2. I’m a big time procrastinator. Seriously, I mainly only get around to doing things if there’s a deadline. Otherwise, I’ll just let time go until I absolutely want to do whatever it is that needed done.

3. I like to write. And not just blog posts (because I’m really becoming to enjoy these). I took creative writing in high school and I write for a newspaper on a forum (as well as being one of the newly appointed managers). Along with writing goes reading. ^.^

4. I really like fantasy/adventure type stuff. Included would be books like the Inheritance Cycle, Lord of the Rings, and of course Harry Potter.

5. I find it really difficult to talk about myself. Really, I’m only on number five and I have no idea what else I’m going to write for the rest of the facts about myself. I don’t find myself that interesting.

6.  I like tattoos and piercings. Though I really don’t have much. I have my ears pierced (the lobes, but they’re gauged) and I have a cartilage piercing on my left ear. No tattoos.

7. I want a flower tattoo. To go along with #6, I want a tattoo of a cherry blossom somewhere. Either like a branch of blossoms or just one. I haven’t really decided yet. I never thought that I would be one to have a tattoo of a flower, but cherry blossoms are my favorite and they have a lot of meaning.

8. Although I think I’m kind of an artsy person, I like business. I really don’t think that art and business are two things that a person would be seriously into, but I am. Ever since I was little, I thought it’d be neat to own my own business (though the type of business has changed a lot). And I like art-hello, I want to go into web design. That’s still art and I’m going to be going to an art school for it. However, I don’t still want to own my own business, but I still luffles the business field. On top of web design, I like to draw.

9. I don’t like ‘normal’. This is one reason I don’t think anyone would be interested in my blog. I’ve been told I’m normal one too many times to the point where I feel that I’m too normal to actually be of any interest to anyone…and so I’ve come to despise the term normal.

10. I have a few different favorite movie series. The Mummy series (consisting of The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Return of the Dragon Emperor) are great. I love ancient Egyptian stuff (along with Greek and of course East Asian stuff) and this love started when I was little (the first movie came out in 1999) and I’ve seen them a million times. Though I don’t like the third one really at all-you can’t just go and get a new actress for one of the lead roles! Along with that series is the Pirates of the Caribbean series. I like Johnny Depp and pirates. xD And then of course, I’ve already mentioned Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

11. I LOVE chocolate. Really, my love of chocolate stuffs<3. I don’t really like white chocolate though, but I’m a big fan of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. I like sweet and not so sweet things. ^.^ And it’s just not chocolate, it can be any chocolate flavored things like brownies or a chocolate ice cream or cookies or pie or cake or anything. I love it.

Questions from the Nominator:

1. What is one sure shot thing according to you, which can help, at least, to incline other people’s interest towards your interest (K-pop, J-pop, anime, drama etc. etc.)? I think that to help other people become more interested in K-pop is to explain more to foreign people (I’m really thinking of Americans here since this is where I am/know about) that they’re not always right or the best and that there are other things that are awesome out there, even if they are different than what they’re used to.
2. You want to open a club related to East Asian culture specifically related to dramas, anime manga in your school. How will you convince your very strict principal who doesn’t believe in anything else other than studies and for him, it’s all waste of time? I would convince the principal by explaining how studying the other culture is a helpful study to understanding people and excelling internationally. I think that’d definitely work.
3. The world is about to end. What is the first thing that comes to your mind reading the sentence related to your interest and what might be the reason for that? I’ve seriously confused myself over this question, but I’ll answer it anyways. I think ‘is there a way to save the idols?’ Simply because they’re the ones working so hard and performing for all of the fans’ benefit. They deserve to be saved and hopefully be idols for a new civilization after the world ends.
4. What is that one thing you find very difficult to explain people related to your interest other than why are you interested at all? Hm…this is a hard question to answer. I find explaining to others is the difficult part. I guess it’s hard to explain what I find so different about K-pop compared to over here and how I like it so much more. And when I talk about K-pop, it all started as just the music and then it formed into a whole thing about Korean-ness and how their customs seem more respectful, etc.
5. Why did you start taking interest in your field (related to your blog)? Is there any particular reason or you just began casually and your interest just grew? First, my blog is about my learning, etc. But here I’ll talk about my interest in Korea, K-pop, and the Korean language. Even though I don’t know any other language besides English fluently, I really like languages and how different they are from each other. I like Korea because it’s unique and so much different from here. I really don’t like America all that much. And then K-pop is unlike anything else I’ve ever seen/heard/talked about. It’s amazing. I think that over time my love for these three related things just kept growing to me want to learn the language, continue to love K-pop, and move to South Korea.

My Five Questions:

1. What is the story behind starting your blog about your interest/topic?

2. What are your favorite foods or type of food?

3. Do you think that you’ll receive enough blogging experience to apply it to your life/everyday things?

4. Do you think your blog is/will be interesting to others? Why or why not?

5. What exactly is the topic you absolutely love or are interested in? Do you think you blog about it accurately? If not, do you plan to?

Bloggers I Nominate:

1. Carol

2. PursuingREAL

*So, I know this is only two people and not five…but I don’t really know many people yet to nominate. And there are others I would nominate, but they have already been nominated or the one has way too many followers to be nominated.

Ahhhh. This is such a long post and includes so many things. The Liebster Award is really quite awesome and hopefully it gets passed around to so many more people/blogs.