Thursday, November 10, 2016

VeganMoFo 2016 #10: Fusion Food



10th: Fusion Food – Take two cuisines and make them work together.

When Fusion is the goal, I know where to turn. My copy of Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen bu Joni Marie Newman will not steer me wrong! I was flicking through it (there are so many yummy things), and the recipe for Not-Chows caught my eye. Nachos, but with an Asian twist to the toppings.

Not-Chows: Take tortilla chips, and layer them with a refreshing bean and veggie mix and a miso mustard cheese sauce. Sounds pretty great to me! The bean mix has black beans, carrots, peas, corn, broccoli (I blanched it), scallions and fresh coriander, and I added in some celery rather than capsicum or crunch. It makes a nice counterpoint to the very rich cheese sauce. The cheese sauce is coconut milk based, and I used a blend of light coconut milk and oat milk, though it was still a bit too coconut-fatty for me. Next time I would make it with a thick soy milk. The bean mixture is tossed with a light dressing, and I would recommend draining it before topping the chips with it. The dressing pooled on the bottom of the plate and the lower chips got a bit soggy. Oh, I left out the jalapeno as well, so it was spice free.
Rating: Not-Chows :), Sauce on its own :| (only because of my coconut issues)

Not-Chows


What would your fun fusion nacho topping be?

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

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Today we meet spunky little Max again, my second kitty of only six weeks. Here is a photo of him hiding under the coffee table.

5 comments:

  1. Yum! I have that book and haven't pulled it down in awhile. Need to make these! I'm craving something carby and comforting to help me through these tough times.

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    1. Carby and comforting is definitely needed these days. :(

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  2. Oooh nice! Sorry the sauce wasn't so great for you.
    I like all of the veggies on the nachos. I'm not sure what I would put on fusion nachos... I'm not super creative with fusion food, I tend to just make typical boring things haha ;)

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    1. I don't think your food is boring!
      I did enjoy the veggies on the nachos, it made them practically health food!

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  3. I think I've seen a "vietnamese" nacho before. I don't think it had any cheese, but a peanut sauce over the chips with fresh herbs and veggies and stuff that you would put on pad thai.

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