My mouth is on fire.Not literally, but metaphorically, but maybe also literally.Both? Maybe? I made a mac and cheese and decided I would kick it up several notches by basically adding hot peppers and other ingredients to basically make sure my mouth felt like the burning flames of Hell.I succeeded in this plan.
Mind you, I am not one for hot food.So, I really have no valid reason or excuse for doing this, other than possible mental derangement.Also, add to that the fact that I have not ate in a few days,as I have been wallowing in a depression, and now my mouth to my intestines are on fire.
Okay, I am more than likely being a bit over the top, as is customary with me, and I am sure some hot food enthusiast will say it is not even hot.Well, whatever, dude.Whatever, buddy.It was hot for me, and seeing how I am talking about me, then I can say it is hot.
- A box of macaroni, cooked and ready to go.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- 1 hot pepper, chopped up.
- 1 long green pepper, chopped up.
- A cup of diced green onion.
- 1 and 1/4 cup of Daiya Cheddar.
- 1/2 and 1/4 cup of Mozza Daiya.Keep them separated.
- 3 tablespoons of soy milk.
- 2 tablespoon of yeast.
- 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper.
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
- 1 teaspoon of cumin.
- A few dashes of pepper.
- A few dashes of salt.
- 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs.
So, you will want to begin by heating up your oven to 375 degrees. Just do it.Now, eat up the olive oil in a pan, and over medium heat,saute the peppers and green onion till they soften.
Toss in the pasta, lower heat to simmer, add the seasonings, Daiya cheddar, and the half a cup of Daiya Mozza.You can also add the yeast and the soy milk.
Place this into a casserole dish, mixing the bread crumbs with the remaining Daiya Mozza, and top off the macaroni with this.Put a lid on it, and cook it for 25 minutes, remove the lid, and cook another 25 minutes.
You are done.Good for you.I do not know, I guess it is good for you, unless your mouth melts off.I doubt that, I am fairly pathetically feeble when it comes to hot or spicy food.
I was going to make tempeh based sloppy joes the other night, then I changed my mind about half way in.Okay, more like about 4 minutes into beginning to chop up ingredients for it.
I tend to do that on occasion; I have trouble making up my mind, even well into the actual cooking process.It is just the cross I have to bare.Fell no pity for me, please.
One day I hope that this will change, but I will not hold my breathe.Which is a wise idea on my part, as I do not wish to suffocate.Who would wish to suffocate?Well, I suppose that singer of INXS and that ‘Kill Bill” actor did, but that seems rare.
What am I talking about? A recipe.
- Cup and a half of mushrooms, chopped.
- 1 onion, sliced and diced.
- 2 tablespoons of mince garlic.
- A full piece of tempeh, I forget the size details, just use the whole thing.I diced mine somewhat small.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- 2 tablespoons of corn starch.
- 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes.
- 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- 2 tablespoons of Braggs Liquid Aminos or soy sauce.
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable stock.
Grab your trusted skillet, and heat the oil up.Stir and cook the onions and garlic, for 5 minutes.Toss in your tempeh and cook for another 5 minutes.Now add your mushrooms.Cook and stir for 5 or so minutes.I hate overcooked mushrooms, so be alert to that possible situation.
While that is going on; Mix the Braggs, lemon juice, stock, sugar, red pepper flakes, and starch.
Add salt and pepper to your skillet.Pour in the mix you have just made.Stir till it thickens a bit.
I served mine over some couscous, because I like couscous.Do what you want with it, it is your fucking food.