When I was thinking of ideas for Vegan MoFo, I knew I had to include my love of movies somewhere in the mix. What better way than to mix movies and food? You can’t have one without the other (at least in my world). So, my crazy brain had the idea of watching a movie and making food from said movie. Easy enough, right? I start with one of my favorite movies of all time: Anchorman.
You’ve all seen it. You all know the words. You all know that “I’m kind of a big deal” and “You know I don’t speak Spanish” are hilarious (and those are only from the beginning of the movie). But one line popped out at me when this Film & Food Friday idea happened: “This burrito is delicious but it is filling.” If you have no clue what I’m talking about, go watch the movie and then come back. If you don’t have that kind of time, check it out here.
You guessed correctly what this means: burrito time! After work last night, I ran to the store for the proper ingredients: tortillas, guac, chips, pico, lettuce, and sriracha. Then it was time to decide what I wanted on the inside of my delicious burrito. I had some cashews soaking (Always Be Soaking) from the morning, so I whipped up the DELICIOUS cheese sauce from Oh She Glows. That Big Buddha Bowl, by the way, was one of the very first things I made as a vegan and I crave it fortnightly.
I pan seared some tempeh, broccoli, black beans, and jalapeno from my garden. I added some Schezuan sauce to up the spice a tad. Time to fill that burrito up!
The tempeh mixture went first, then I added some pico on top, then some lettuce, then some sriracha, then some cheese sauce. You see where this is going: this burrito was made to slay local villages.
I couldn’t stop there, though. I had extra cheese sauce and was super greedy. So I threw down some chips, poured some cheese sauce on top and added some pico. On the side was some vegan sour cream and guac. This, friends, became so much more than I ever dreamed it would become. You don’t need some restaurant to tell you what you can and cannot have in your burrito. You want caramelized onions? You shall have caramelized onions. You want diced potatoes? Then dammit, you shall have diced potatoes. The burrito is your oyster, or something like that.
Oh, and for added fun, my mom asked that I post pictures of what they ate for dinner last night. This would be pan fried pork chops, peas, and homemade mashed potatoes. These are no ordinary mashed potatoes, however. Do you see the tiny piece of butter after my mom cut the stick? That’s what stays put. She puts the remaining 3/4 of the stick into the potatoes. Then she adds evaporated milk. And maybe they want to add more butter to the potatoes afterwards…ya know, to go totally insane. Sigh. God bless the USA.
Great news for us Atlantans! PlantBasedATL and your truly will be bringing an amazing documentary to the big screen:
Cowspiracy will be playing at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema on October 16th at 7:30 pm. Check out this website to buy tickets (they are $13), they go on sale at midnight tonight: https://www.tugg.com/go/5wkgbf. SO EXCITING! Happy Friday, everyone!