National Geographic sent some links to lots of fantastic lion pictures, but this one tickled me, it was titled, Yes Lions do have Bad Hair Days. Some of the pictures were surprising, pictures of male lions playing with one another (these two maybe), I thought once they got to a certain age they left to form their own prides. Maybe these two were still quite young. They sure don’t believe in share and share alike when it comes to food, but the dominant male hardly has to do anything, just walk over to the food and everyone else vanishes. The link is HERE and it’s well worth watching.
Talking of lions, there were a couple of pictures on Facebook of a lioness walking up to a car (in a safari park) and pulling open the back door with her mouth. Despite being told, the occupants hadn’t locked all their doors. They were somewhat shell shocked I guess as apparently it took them a while to wake up and drive on. The lioness chased them all the way to the gates. People can be such idiots. There was a video, a while back, of a man getting out of his car to walk over to a pride and take pictures. He never made it back. His family had the pleasure of watching him being mauled to death.
Another vegan recipe. I like white beans and this sounds like a tasty recipe. D’you know, I have some spinach, I might just adapt this recipe using it.
Quick White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and TomatoesSource: Food and Wine
The Good News Low in fat but high in protein, beans are one of Joe Bastianich's favourite ingredients. He uses white beans here, but he also loves making this recipe with chickpeas and flat gigante beans: "The bigger and creamier the beans, the better."
2 pounds Swiss chard large stems discarded and leaves cut crosswise into 2-inch strips
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup canned tomatoes chopped
1 16 ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the chard and simmer over moderate heat until tender, 8 minutes. Drain the greens and gently press out excess water.
In the saucepan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook over moderate heat until the garlic is golden, 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the beans and simmer over moderately high heat for 3 minutes. Add the chard and simmer over moderate heat until the flavours meld, 5 minutes.
Season the stew with salt and serve.
Have a great day