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Easy & yummy. And nearly guiltless!!!
Roasted Cauliflower Bites
1 head of cauliflower cut into small florets
1/4 cup olive oil (more or less – depending on the size of the head of cauliflower)
Toss the cauliflower in just enough oil to lightly coat all the florets & add some S&P.
Roast at 400 degrees for about an hour – turning 3 or 4 times in the process.
Serve with sriracha ketchup! DEVOUR!
1/2 cup ketchup
2 TBS sriracha (more or less – depending on your heat tolerance)
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp rice vinegar
Mix that shit up! Should last in the fridge a week or more.
OK – first of all – my book reading in Pasadena is THIS SUNDAY! COME ON OUT!
Secondly – a vegan friend of mine, Ethan, was in town this week promoting veganism for the Humane League on the Warped tour.
I finally had a companion (or 5 – as he was traveling with 4 peers) to try out a place I have been DYING to try – Doomie’s Home Cooking!!!! It is right in my hood & it is vegan but not healthy vegan. It is greasy, comfort food at its best. Check out the menu.
Impressed? Me, too! And as if this were not enough – Doomie’s has over 150 items on the “secret menu.” Among them – a vegan BIG MAC!!!!
The kids Ethan was traveling with were quite aware of the secrets at Doomie’s and they ordered a Dinosaur Egg. I am not quite sure what it is but here is what it looked like.
I think it involves something like mashed potatoes & cheese in a deep fried ball with gravy – but I am unclear. One of them ordered the Big Mac – but with fried chicken instead of burgers.
The secret menu includes anything you want them to make from the ingredients they have on hand & every sandwich is available served between two grilled cheeses rather than just bread or a bun. Ethan opted for some kinda fried chicken sandwich between two grilled cheeses. Here it is & here he is trying to fit it in his mouth.
We all sampled the fried shrimp & they were VERY convincing!
I cannot recommend this place highly enough!!!! I am taking the carnivorous Badass Miles Miller there when he visits in two weeks & I am going to convert that son-of-a-bitch to loving the fake meats as much as the cruelty-ridden real meat he subsists upon.
Zits popping out of our faces from grease consumption, we staggered back out into the sunlight – blinking away the brightness & weaving from sudden onset food comas. And I thought! OMG! I have some people I can drag to another place I have been DYING to try – Good Times at Davey Wayne’s. It, too, is right in my hood and – likely because they were to food-drunk to resist – my companions agreed to go there with me.
The entry is hidden in this little alley garage sale thing.
At first, I was later told by my vegan companions, that as I spoke to the doorman seated there, they feared I was stopping in the alley to buy drugs. LOL! Never fear! I was just being carded. Because behind that refrigerator door –
is Davey Wayne’s! Pull the fridge door open & it isn’t condiments & produce you find. No! You find STAIRS! That lead you into this 70’s awesomeness!
See the giant Jenga game in the outdoor area? This place fucking rules! We were there at the crack of broad-daylight-5pm – on a MONDAY – and there were like 20 or 30 people there. Just enough so it felt populated but there was still tons of room & many seating options.
The bartenders were friendly (that matters) – and one mustachioed gent agreed to mix me up a Last Word cocktail by my directions – as he was unfamiliar with the drink. Here is his:
I am a huge fan of this cocktail & it was one of the things I posted on DAY ONE of my blog’s life. Here is my Last Word effort
And here is one from the Capital Bar & Grill in Little Rock.
The Last Word set me back $10 but that seemed fair to me & the whole experience was tremendous!!! I very much recommend both Doomie’s and Davey Wayne’s to all! Your cool factor will rise immensely.