OMG, Barack Obama is coming over because he knows you make awesome vegan food! What are you going to make?
If President Obama was actually coming over for dinner, I’d be cool with that, because that would mean we’re friends, and my friends are always welcome, especially to eat. If it’s just a drop in eating, my friends are stuck with whatever I’ve concocted for that meal with VegKid chanting somewhere “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit,” but if it’s a planned feed opportunity, like this hypothetical Obama sitch, then I’ll make something special just for you. That something special might be a vegan rendition of your favorite childhood meal, if you need comforting; it might be a celebratory dinner for your birthday, or a recent accomplishment you’ve made. In the President’s case, we’re celebrating some recent accomplishments.
This summer the prez has been busy working hard on a lot of things, one of particular controversy, the Iran nuclear deal. The deal limits Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for lifting sanctions on the country. Most Dems think a deal’s better than no deal. But the GOP thinks it doesn’t go far enough in preventing Iran from building a nuke…and that there should be no deal, period. So the GOP wrote up a resolution to kill it. That resolution went to a vote Thursday, September 10th, and Senate Dems shut it down and made sure it did not pass go. This means President Obama won’t have to take out his veto stamp, since the GOP resolution is now off the table. The nuclear deal will be formally adopted next month. This is a big policy win for President Obama at the cost of some big-time drama, but it can now be added to his lengthy list of successes. He’s got that L-word on his mind: legacy and to celebrate I’m making him Iranian food for dinner.
So Iran’s really into Kuku Sabzi. It’s an omelette so stiff with herbs that it is practically viridescent (I learned a new word). It's traditionally served for Norouz, which is the Persian New Year and the dish symbolizes rebirth (the green herbs - sourced from our local farmer's market) and fertility and happiness (the eggs - which I'm obvs not using) for the year to come. I thought it was pretty fitting.
Hypothetical Obama went vegan and made me the White House Executive Chef after he had seconds.
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 package of silken tofu
2 tbsp cashew milk
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp yurmeric
pinch black salt1/2 c minced cilantro
1/2 c minced flat-leaf parsley
1/2 c minced fresh dill
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
1 c walnut pieces
- preheat to 350.
- In your blender, combine the tofu, garlic, milk, nooch, cornstarch, onion powder, turmeric, and black salt. Blend it up.
- Fold in the herbs and walnuts and pour into a spring form pan.
- Pop in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the omelette is set.
- Serve with a cucumber salad, rice, flat bread, and/or your favorite unflavored vegan yogurt.
What would you make for President Obama?Tomorrow: My favorite late Summer food, see y'all there.
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