So a funny thing happened on the way to this blog. Train derailment. I have a Vegan Essentials order, with crucial ingredients, that was supposed to arrive on Friday. However, the tracking had "trail derailment" listed for Friday! I can't get mad at that at all. It just means, Mandy Moore Movie Sunday has arrived!
|kentucky fried tofu, baby!|
Mandy plays Sally Kendoo, an AD contestant with dreams of stardom at any costs. Grant pretty much plays Simon Cowell. Golzari plays a jihadist with a love for Broadway plays. I told you this thing was weird.
When making the menu, I had to think of what the American dream is. Decidedly, I think it's combo meals. And since this is the land of cultural fusion, I opted to grab something from the culture of the three main leads (Moore, Grant, and Golzari). Oh, but it's wrapped up in a very American package.
|beer battered tofu, southern green beans, hummus potatoes|
Bomb Explosive Menu
Bucket of Fun (Vegan Brunch Beer Battered Tofu)
Southerners Kendoo Green Beans
The beer battered 'fu is, obvi, for Grant's character. I dredged it in flour to make sure the batter stuck to it. I also sprinkled on some malt vinegar. Golzari's character is from the Middle East, though I don't think they ever say where. Things that remind me of that cuisine: kebabs, hummus, parsley, lemon, mint. When I saw the Sabra recipe, I knew I had to make it. Sabra is the only store bought hummus I can eat with a spoon. SO good. Finally, Mandy's character is this small town, Southern girl. I decided to make Southern green beans (onion, garlic, tempeh bacon, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper) because it was easy. I even used...GASP...canned!
This was a fun one! I especially love the graphic I begged Era to make for me! Tomorrow, I'll be making something from The Gambia!