Snowflake Challenge, Day 7
In your own space, share something non-fannish about yourself. A passion or a hobby or a talent, something that people might not know about you. We are more than just our fandoms.
Some of you already know this, because I post recipes from time to time, but I love to cook. Which is kind of weird when I think about it, because I'm a terribly lazy person in general, and cooking from scratch requires a lot of time and patience and prep work. I find that sort of thing irritating in other areas of my life, but I don't mind peeling potatoes for ten minutes if I'm going to get some soup out of it in the end.
I think I really just enjoy it on a creative level. A good 50% of my meals start out as 'what can I make with a bag of X, a can of Y, and some leftover Z,' or 'I should probably finish A and B before it goes bad.' I also have a tendency to treat recipes as basic guidelines. I'm more or less vegan, but I find vegan websites and magazines super frustrating for a whole myriad of reasons, the biggest being that their recipes are usually written by people with unlimited means. I can't afford pink Himalayan rock salt or virgin Peruvian saffron threads, or whatever. I'm also not a big fan of fake meat, so. I usually look at one of their recipes and say 'that looks good, let's see if I can do it with ramen noodles and canned peas.'
Since I have you here, below follows my recipe for Black Beans and Brown Rice. It's super easy, and if you use boil-in-bag rice, it's also super quick.( om nom nom )