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A walk through the hood

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Okay let’s settle this first. I saw the dress in white and gold for a whole morning, until I don’t know what happened but suddenly I could only see it in blue and black. What even is life?

For today’s blog post I thought it might be cool to show you around this neighbourhood of mine. I moved here last December and can now call myself a proud Coolminion. Coolmine is located somewhere between Clonsilla and Blanchardstown in Dublin 15. It doesn’t have that many interesting features, but it is supposedly kinda close-ish to a castle. Only a 30 minute walk from where I live, and if I wanted to take a bus out there it would take me around 40 minutes to get there. Dublin buses are special. Since the weather has been quite fierce for the last few weeks, I’ll save the castle for a non-rainy day and will report back to you guys later.

I discovered the #1 Takeaway Restaurant just after Lent had started. Bollocks. I hadn’t given up on some food in particular, but I did promise myself to not get any takeaways. Only a month and a bit to go, no biggie. Welcome to the hood, bro. SAM_0699 SAM_0714 SAM_0742 SAM_0707 SAM_0732 SAM_0698 SAM_0718 SAM_0739 SAM_0748

My week in sandwiches

SAM_0449(Originally I wrote down “My week in sambos” as a title for this blog, because I like the Irish slang word sambo much better than the word sandwich. It sounds adorable. But, “My week in sambos” would sound as if I was gonna describe a groovy holiday on some Greek island and that would be a tad misleading.)

Well hi there.

When I look around on other blogs I see a lot of “My week in…” and “My month in…” articles flying about. I usually enjoy those myself and wanted to jump on this bandwagon, only to realise that it would probably result in a blog full of pictures of me sitting at my desk in work or sitting in a bus on my way to dance class and that would get quite tedious quite soon.

Since I have a thing for sandwich and playing around with fillings and toppings lately (this phase comes back to me every so often), I thought this might be one aspect of my life that would be amusing to document and share. Give me a shout if it is!

Some of these sambos were homemade, some of them were snatched up from the canteen in work. All of them were fondly devoured by moi.

(Btw this was the week from 11 – 17 October as I’m a bit behind at the moment.)

Saturday BrunchSAM_0172Wholegrain toast with half a chopped up red chilli pepper sautéed in a bit of butter, a few handfuls 0f baby leaf spinach thrown in and scrambled with two eggs and a tiny bit of cream –  and some goat’s cheese on top.
So this is a recipe I got from one of those Women Health mags and this dish is supposed to be great before or after work-outs. I wouldn’t know about that yet, but it did fuel my saturday afternoon of catching up on all kinds of series pretty darn good.

Sunday Breakfast 
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Wholegrain toast with Meridian Peanut Butter, some cinnamon and some slices of banana.
I was told that if I wanted to master all of my dances out at competitions that I should really start eating bananas. I’m not thoroughly convinced but thought it couldn’t hurt to give it a try. Since I don’t like bananas and haven’t eaten them in quite a while, I thought I’d start off eating them combined with something else rather then eating them just like that. This combo was actually surprisingly tasty.

Monday Lunch
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Brown bread with some tomato-relish (called Betanzjan). Find the recipe here.
I took some of the tomato-relish I had made that weekend with me to work and grabbed two slices of bread from the canteen (I had eaten the other one before realising this was sandwich-week and pictures should be taken, soz). For some reason, I always feel more grown-uppish when I bring food with me to work.

Tuesday Lunch
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A good aul’ ham sambo.
Grabbed it from the canteen. True story.

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White roll with brie, ham, cranberry relish and a slice of pear.
This is by far my favourite sambo from the canteen. They used to have this combo on a wrap also which was even more awesome because then you could toast them for a bit and the brie would all melt and… Oh god. Try it.

Thursday Dinner-Ish
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Multi-seed “sandwich thin roll” with three fishfingers, some garlic mayonaise, ketchup and some baby leaf spinach.
At the moment, this is the mother of all homemade comfort foods for me. Got the idea from a cookbook from Nadia Sawalha and adjusted it to my taste and it is the absolute bees knees. Had it on a night where I wasn’t really hungry for dinner but still got a bit peckish later on.  This one is probs my favourite of the bunch, with the spinach/scramble one as a close second. Btw don’t you just love it when you take a picture and it comes out all blue and you have no idea why?

Friday Lunch
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White roll with tuna, mayonaise, sweet corn, slices of tomato and some lettuce.
This roll just looked too shabby to be true so I decided to center the etiquette in the picture, which doesn’t look quite like art either. I liked this sandwich though the bread itself was awfully chewy and tough to get through. Also, if I’d decide to make this one myself I’d probably throw in some more tomato and swap the mayo for some yogurt.

Would you make any of these and what’s your favourite sandwich? Lemmeknow guys, I’m an insatiable sandwich recipe fanatic.

Roar.