Hey guys! Hope you had a good weekend. We really utilized our “Iron Chef” skills on the food this weekend. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
First – Cam’s ‘healthy’ lunch from Friday. Just to show off the fantastic Asian snacks we can procure in BrisVegas:
Trident Hot and Spicy Soup with ‘Chicken’ nuggets (from Burlington in the valley), Cabbage dumplings (Burlington) and Dim Sims (from the supermarket near the former Magic Wok). I shudder to think how much sodium was contained on this plate before the soy sauce was added!
I was inspired, after viewing everyone’s blogs on the VWAV cookbook challenge to find a recipe that I hadn’t made in that awesome tome. I came up with the “Orecchiette with Cherry Tomatoes and Kalamata Tapenade”. Why did I wait more than 2 years to try this? It’s fantastic in the original dish (I even found the right pasta):
I added extra parsley for prettiness.
But we also tried it on bread (on Isa’s suggestion in the cookbook). Witness the glory that is Tofutti Cream Cheese Kalamata Tapenade poppy seed bagels. Seriously. You HAVE to try this. We had this for dinner on Sunday night and I had to have it again for breakfast today. (I even exclaimed the virtues of it on Facebook).
It’s like heaven on bread WITH OLIVES! Could I be more excited about a food?
And to finish, even though this was dinner on Friday night, we have pie filling. ‘Beef’ and ‘bacon’ pie filling. Cam said he fried an onion and added casserole mince and sliced Sanitarium luncheon. Then he added ‘beef’ stock and a rather large quantity of liquid smoke (and I think a little gravy powder). To top it off we added a slice of Toffuti American sliced cheeze and put in the pie maker. It’s near to impossible to take a photo of a pie without destroying it, so you’ll have to imagine the awesomeness. Here’s a rather unattractive picture of the filling:
It’s really only good when you serve it straight away so you can mix the toffuti into the rest of the filling.
I’m having fun being a MoFo. Thanks for all of your comments. They’re a great pickup while I’m writing assignments!