Tuesday, May 3, 2011

eat; tabouli inspired chickpea salad

This is a simple salad I create often as it makes a very filling and satisfying meal. It stores really well for a few days 'undressed' and is easy to take with you for work or play and can be made a day ahead. The type of parsley you choose to use is entirely up to you; I prefer the Italian parsley. Also, if you want to make it completely raw, use a cup of dried chickpea that have been soaked in filtered water, overnight and leave out the bulgur wheat. Bulgur wheat can be cooked or soaked, but I like to add this to the salad after simply rinsing it and then leave the salad to soak for a few hours.

Serves 4

What you need;
1/2 bunch of pasley
a handful of mint
1/2 small Spanish onion
2 tomatoes
1 red capsicum (bell pepper)
1 can chickpea (organic please!)
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
1/4 lemon juice
1/4 olive oil
2 Tbs sumac spice
salt and pepper to taste

Start by rinsing the bulgur wheat and set aside to drain well. Chop the onion, tomatoes and red capsicum into small cubes and add to a bowl.

Chop the mint and parsley into fine pieces.

Rinse the can of chickpea under running water and add to the awaiting salad, along with the bulgur wheat. Mix well. At this stage, add a splash of filtered water to the salad, toss again then place in the fridge for at least two hours. Make sure you do not add too much water! Best to add less than to add too much! The bulgur wheat will 'swell up' during this time.

Mix the dressing ingredients together and set aside. When you are ready to eat, pour dressing over salad and serve.

Buon Appetito!

pink; the manual input station

I've been sooooo busy working on my own video this week for an upcoming exhibition that I haven't seen any shows, nor do I have time to write about any pink works! I stumbled across this little beauty by Flong to share with you guys a few weeks ago. All I'll say is I wish my Cranberry and Vodka drinks did this when the bar tender puts ice into it! It is a work that doesn't need any explanations anyway. 

Here is a link to the website to check out more info on it. In the meantime, enjoy the video of the work below.

love; ten things i love this week

1. Hestons Feast! I'm sooooo in love with this guy and completely obsessed with his show to the point where I actually don't make plans on Thursday nights because of it! He has a show on SBS here in Australia but you can check them out here or on youtube. This coming week, he is doing a Fairytale theme, pumpkin and all! Click here to see how he creates Alice In Wonderlands Drink Me potion. LOVE!

2. Having my mum in one of my upcoming video installations wearing a tiara! She walked down the street where she lives with it on as we filmed her. Too funny really! Keep you all posted on eatpinklove's Facebook page of where it will be streaming! LOVE!

3. One of my dearest L.A friends brought my attention to this! How amazing is the idea?!?!? LOVE!

4. Alexander McQueens upcoming show! Wish I was in New York for it! Check this out! LOVE his chessboard show!

5. Op shopping! Thrift Stores to all ye Americans out there! I went for a big binge this week and came home with some great new outfits! I'm heading back to Lala Land for the summer so was on the search for some amazing summer dresses. Can't wait to wear them! LOVE!

6. Hula hoops! I gotta get me one soon! Check out the benefits of practicing hula hooping here. LOVE!

7. My friend glo's (she likes to use a little 'g' when writing her name!) latest post on how to make a green smoothie! She beat me to it and did a mighty fine job at it! Check it out here. LOVE!

8. My friend Sam. She knows I love anything heart shaped and sent me a photo of her thumb with chipped nail polish that happened to be in the shape of a heart! LOVE!

9. Pleasantville! What a lully movie! I watched this last week at a friends place while eating popcorn. LOVE!

10. I know Easter is over, but I am loving biting into the ears of chocolate bunnies this week! Check out this video on how to kill a chocolate bunny! LOVE!