"boundless plains to share") and should lend a hand to those less fortunate?
- Die Somewhere Else - an opinion piece by William Maley in The Canberra Times. It debunks the myth of the orderly queue in offshore resettlement programs, questions why politicians are focussing on 'solving' the deaths of asylum seekers rather than other deaths in the country, and reminds us of the need to address why people are fleeing their country rather than the so-called "evil" people smugglers.
- Stop the Planes - an article by Tory Shepherd in The Punch It discusses why we feel so much more comfortable with visa overstayers who come by plane than asylum seekers than come by boat even though the former group is far larger and less in need.
- A Unique Look at the Boat People ‘Problem’ in Australia - AntiBogan presents a thought provoking infographic on asylum seekers in Australia and elsewhere.
I am submitting this to Healthy Vegan Fridays #54, an event run by Gabby @ Veggie Nook, Carrie @ Carrie On Vegan, Katherine @ Green Thickies.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Microwave butterscotch pudding with a touch of yellow
Two years ago: Cake pops and some healthy truffles
Three years ago: Nutty fries and other people’s plates
Four years ago: Mexican Rice Soup
Five years ago: Do I dare to cook with one less pear?
Six years ago: Baking cake for climate change
Barley and Lentil Minestrone
Adapted from Apron and Sneakers
150g pearl barley
100g dried green lentils
1 litre vegie stock
1 tsp lavender salt
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cloves garlic (I forgot this but will remember next time)
100g green beans, trimmed and chopped
100g cauliflower florets
400g pumpkin, peeled trimmed and diced
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, diced
100g baby spinach
salt and pepper
pesto or parmesan cheese, to serve (optional)
Place all ingredients into a large stockpot. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 to 1 /12 hours. Check and adjust seasoning. Serve with a dollop of pesto or some finely grated parmesan cheese, if desired. We didn't have pesto so I added Worcestershire sauce but pesto would be preferable.
On the Stereo:
This is My Life: Shirley Bassey