MoFo'n Humble Pie (Mushroom and Ale Pie)
What [insert well known person] would eat if they were vegan.I'm not gonna waste a lot of breath on the "well known" person I chose to write about, because, truthfully, he's a dick. I don't know anyone who thinks that Trump is a viable candidate for the big seat. I know they're out there, but I just don't associate with the type of person that would support him. Trump (and his hair) have been in the news a lot lately; partly because he's the GOP front-runner (which I don't understand), but mainly because of the stupid ass shit that comes out of his tiny, hateful mouth. He's got some barbaric things to say about immigration, women, opposing GOP candidate, Jeb Bush's wife, President Obama's heritage, Hilary Clinton, and it seems like no topic is sacred, not even The Pope. I could continue on the topic of messed up stuff Trump's done/said but I won't because this dude doesn't deserve the time and effort.
I will point out that these articles seem to all have a common theme: the man can't apologize for shit. He can't even admit he was wrong when he's called out in public, on national news, for the horrible things he says. He never apologizes, or in anyway acknowledges that maybe his statements weren't necessary. No! He stands by his comments and he believes that what he is saying is morally right (or he wants you to believe that he believes that).
This is why I have chosen Trump for this post. I believe, if he was vegan, he would have actual compassion for someone, or something, other than himself. I believe even if he still made these types of ridiculously offensive, racist, sexist, comments he would have the compassion that would allow him to acknowledge his wrong doing and maybe even apologize. He'd finally eat a slice of humble pie.
If Trump were vegan he'd be all too familiar with Humble Pie. Apparently, it was a pretty popular dish back in the Medieval times (you know the barbaric time that Trump's mind seems to be stuck in). Word on the street is the English aristocracy loved their venison, but wasn't to keen on the deer's entrails, so they'd pass down the humble (entrails) to the poor peasants. The peasants weren't big fans of the entrails either, but they were poor and starving, so they boiled the stomach and other organs in dark beer and then stuffed it in a pie crust. It became known as Humble Pie.
Nowadays, it seems that the main ingredient of humble pie has morphed into steak and has taken on the name Steak and Ale Pie (oooh how boring). Seems like the only thing associated with humble pie these days is when you tell someone to eat a slice: apologize/acknowledge wrong doing.
"To eat humble pie, in common usage, is to apologize and face humiliation for a serious error. Humble pie, or umble pie, is also a term for a variety of pastries based on medieval meat pies."I'd love to see Trump eat a slice (which if he were vegan he totally would cause it's D E L I C I O U S), then, ideally, he'd feel so guilty for spreading so much hate, vitriol, and a generally bigoted message, that he dropped out the race for POTUS and donate all his money and assets to Planned Parenthood.
What?! A girl can dream, can't she?
2 lbs crimini mushrooms, diced
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp montreal steak seasoning
2 1/4 c dark beer, divided
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp red wine
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp peanut butter
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 oz dried shiitake mushrooms
1/2 tsp salt
your favorite pie crust
- Preheat to 350
- In a big sauce pan, saute your onions until they start to brown and then add in your fresh mushrooms, garlic, thyme, coriander, liquid smoke, and montreal steak seasoning and let cook until the mushrooms release their liquids and cook out.
- Add in 2 cups of beer, the wine, soy sauce, peanut butter, nooch, dried shrooms, and salt. Simmer over med-high heat for about 12-15 minutes.
- Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of beer and cornstarch and add to the mushroom filling. It'll start getting thick now. Cook it until it's the perfect amount of thick for you.
- Line a greased 8" cast iron with your bottom crust, top with mushroom mixture, and put the top on it. Cut a slit in the top crust to let steam out and bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure to let that shit cool down before you eat it, ok? It's gonna be hot AF.
Here's another delicious "meat" pie called Tourtiere. It's a traditional French-Canadian pork pie that we eat every Christmas Eve (the vegan version of course).
Tomorrow, I'm going to share my favorite cuisine and it's not going to be very surprising.
ICYMI, here's MoFo'n Day 23 - I baked an apple using a candle in honor of Mabon, The Autumn Equinox (a.k.a Second Harvest). Check it out: here.
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