This movie is when I realized how absolutely fantastic Paul Rudd is. He is master of the awkward funny. I seriously did not recognize him at first in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Gah! I've loved this man since Clueless (which is tied with Fight Club for my favorite movie of all time). I talk too much.
Party Like It's 1981 Menu
Don't Go Past Avenue A Deviled Tofu (vegan deviled eggs)
Better Than Crab Dip (Kmouse's spinach-artichoke dip)
The Virgin Hates It Hot Wingz (in theory, at least)
Uh oh! Whose glasses are in my spinach-artichoke dip?
By the way, you should seriously make that dip. It is so freaking delicious! This will be at every party I throw from now until the end of time. I was also going to make the DEOTS tempeh wingz (scroll down), but I ran out of light and time. I'm making them tomorrow and I'll be sure to take a picture.
Now onto the deviled tofu. I originally had this brilliant (ha ha) idea about making the egg yolk part out of beans. The texture is very similar. I even did a mofo entry about it last year and ever'thing. I even did that google thing to make sure I wasn't jacking anybody's idea. I only ever saw a handful of deviled tofu recipes and they all called for shaping tofu and using tofu as the yolk base. That just wigs me out. Tofu on tofu is just unnatural. So here's my recipe (I used the vegsource boiling method for the tofu...sorta):
New and Improved Deviled Tofu
UPDATE: an updated recipe can be found here.
1 lb tofu, drained and cut into 24 squares
1/4 cup white vinegar
pinch of salt
15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup Vegenaise (or any vegan mayo)
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
pinch of turmeric (enough to make it yellow)
1/2 Tbsp dill relish
black salt (also known as kala namak) to taste
paprika (for garnish)
Bring water, vinegar, and salt to a boil. Add tofu and boil for a couple of minutes. You might need to do this in batches. Carefully remove the tofu slices and drain. Once they are drained and cool enough to handle, transfer to a platter and refrigerate.
Blend beans, Vegenaise, mustard, and turmeric in a food processor until smooth. Combine bean mixture and dill relish in a mixing bowl. Add black salt to taste. Refrigerate until it thickens up, about 35 minutes. Make sure you cover the bowl with something or your fridge will smell like eggs. Blech.
Pipe bean mixture onto the tofu squares and sprinkle with paprika right before serving.
This stuff doesn't just have to go on tofu. Pipe it into cherry tomatoes or even on bell pepper strips. It's really good. This is my idea of some good party food!
What's your favorite thing to serve at a party?