Winter has come, and other than the fact that Game of Thrones season is near (Don’t tell me you didn’t think about that when I mentioned winter!) it is also time to organize the closets and put away all the old stuff. But if you’re anything like me, there are probably one or two t-shirts in your wardrobe that you love so much, but they’re either torn, old, or have permanent stains on them. We can’t let them go, and we can’t have them back. We bury them deep in our closets, hopelessly wishing for the day when the scientists finally come up with a product that magically cleans away all stains, or when a prophet rises that can miraculously repair old clothes. We just sit, hug our dear clothes, and wait.
But it doesn’t have to be like that.
It’s too soon to give up hope.
And I have an idea.
Do you like kittens?
How would you feel if those ugly stains on your clothes suddenly disappeared, and a cute kitty replaced them?
I am gonna teach you how to repair old clothes, and hide the ugly parts with a cute kitty!
Metal boxes, gorgeous tins, jewelry boxes, they are everywhere. You see lots of them with flower designs these days. “Shabby chic” is in, and with it comes the love for light blue, pink, and flowery boxes. Flowers have been present in Persian paintings and designs for a very, very long time. And these gorgeous boxes remind me of them.
You know, they are actually not that hard to make. In fact, I am going to teach you how to build one. It’s so simple, a piece of cake, and the result looks just adorable!! And guess what, this is a green & eco-friendly DIY, you can recycle that old wooden box you’ve had around for ages, or the one with ugly paintings, or the nostalgic one that belonged to your grandma!! Yay to recycling!
I’m so excited to share this with you! So enough from me, go down and check out the tutorial for this eco-friendly DIY yourself!
If you are a Paul McCartney fan, if you’re a vegan McCartney fan, or you’re a vegan who is familiar with veganish hashtags, then you probably know about Meat Free Mondays.
If you don’t belong to any of those groups, I’m gonna explain you what it’s all about. Although I really shouldn’t because you really have to be punished if you don’t like the Beatles! Paul (I’m a fan, I can call his first name) started this campaign, so that if you can’t/don’t want to omit meat from your whole life, at least you can omit it from one day of it. He himself cooks a vegan recipe each Monday and shares the pictures on his Facebook (you should totally check them out, he’s got a fancy kitchen!)
So…as today is also a Monday, I am here to teach you a vegan recipe! This is a traditional Persian dish. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the dish EVERY Iranian guy loves shamelessly, and that is a favorite of many girls: Ghormeh Sabzi! And no, it’s not that hard to pronounce once you know that “Ghormeh” means pot roast beef and “Sabzi” means veggies. As today we want to see what it’s like to be a vegetarian, I have found you a variation of the recipe from here, but I’m gonna make some changes in it. This vegan recipe replaces meat with mushrooms. And in a weird way, it tastes the same as the one with meat!
Normally, Ghormeh Sabzi is served with rice. So I’ve also included a little guide for that at the end. It’s better if you prepare both rice and Ghormeh Sabzi at the same time, so that you can serve the whole thing hot and fresh off the stove.