Good Dinosaur is by far the most disappointing Disney/Pixar movie for me. I LOVE dinosaurs and have since I was little. When I heard that they were making a movie starring dinosaurs, and answering the question “What if the meteor never hit,” my mind raced with all the awesome possibilities this movie could contain. And then the movie came out…and it was a sloppy, generic boy and “dog” movie with dinosaurs for some reason. The fact that they were dinosaurs didn’t really even show in the movie. They could have been gorillas and the movie would have been the same.
That all said, it wasn’t a HORRIBLE movie, but I’d actually say its on par with Home on the Range.
When I first saw Big Hero 6, I came out of it and said, “If I were 10 years old, that movie would be my favorite movie of all time times infinity.” I absolutely love Big Hero 6. Watching it again made me love it even more. It has to be in my top 10 favorite Disney movies of all time. One of my favorite things about it is the setting, San Fransokyo. I was excited to make some yummy Japanese foods. I was going to make some mochi, but I couldn’t get Azuki beans in time. I might make a special one-off post just for that though.
I have always wanted to make Ramen that wasn’t instant. Sadly, I didn’t do too well. I had to substitute some ingredients, and I must have not done well. Here’s the recipe in its unsubstituted form. Try it, see if you like it better.
Prepare fish first. Cover fish with salt and leave for 1 hour. Then, rinse off salt and put it into the freezer. Once frozen, defrost and use for sushi.
Wash the rice until the water rinses clear.
Drain the rice in a colander and let it stand for 30 minutes.
Place the rice in a pot or rice cooker, and add 3 cups of water or follow the instructions on a rice cooker.
Remove the cover, place a damp towel over the rice, and let cool for 10 minutes.
You can find sushi vinegar prepared at a grocery story or you can easily make it by pouring the vinegar, sugar and salt into a pan under low heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
Pour sushi vinegar over cooked rice and mix it gently. You can do this in a wooden bowl for making sushi rice or in your rice cooker by turning off the cooker and pouring the vinegar and mixing gently and evenly and leaving it until it cools down to room temperature.
Slice the fish very thinly into bite-sized pieces.
Hand-mold fingers of rice and place a thin slices of fish on the top.
Eat with soy sauce and wasabi
Most of the food was really good. I was happy to be able to make some new types of foods!
The new Winnie the Pooh movie is severely underrated. I think it is the funniest Disney movie since Emperor’s New Groove. There are so many great lines. Sadly, there aren’t too many foods shown. So we decided to make a fall inspired honey pumpkin recipe.
Pumpkin tomato cabbage. Carrots, gord
Huny Punkin Squares
This is a perfect recipe for this time of the year. It is very similar to pumpkin pie.
We’re back and in a new place! The new kitchen is so much bigger and nicer than our old kitchen! What a better way to break in the new kitchen than with food from Toy Story 3! There wasn’t much food to make, but it was a good ease in. Let me tell you, it is a lot easier to make tortillas when you have lots of counter space. I think I might be allergic to the last part of Toy Story 3. My eyes start to swell and I discharge fluids from my eyes and nose. My throat tightens and it makes it hard to breath. Luckily it passes as the credits roll.
On the same note, the beginning of Up elicits the same reaction. As well as the end of the 1st act of the Lion King…..
Quick links: Stuffed Lobster Tail | Deep Fried Shrimp | Whoopie Pie | Red Velvet Cake | Link 5 | Verdict We’re back with the last week of Princess and the Frog! It’s been a blast to make these recipes. All the food today comes from Tiana’s song sequence about her restaurant. The food was delicious! Remember to support us on Patreon! Foods… Continue reading »
We’re skipping a week this week so that we can prep for Princess and the Frog. There’s a LOT of good food in there, so get excited. Yesterday was National Rum Day, so to celebrate, enjoy this delicious recipe inspired by Peter Pan.
Red wine vinagre
Peanut or Canola oil
Chopped Vine-ripe Tomato
crushed or pureed pineapple
Sea salt, pepper, cumin, basil to taste
Bring rum, shallots, coconut water and vinegar to boil in heavy small saucepan.
Reduce heat to low and simmer about 5 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and cover.
Let stand at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 400 fahrenheit.
Place each russet potato on separate sheet of foil, rub in oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and wrap tightly.
Bake about 1 hour.
Remove foil; cool to just warm, about 20 minutes.
Cut lengthwise in half.
Scoop flesh into medium microwave-safe bowl, leaving 1/4-inch-thick potato shell.
Add the canola/peanut oil and milk to russet potato in bowl; mash well.
Stir in creme fraiche.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Loosely cover shells and filling separately and let stand at room temperature.
Rewarm russet potato shells, then filling.
Stir anchovy paste into filling; season with sea salt and pepper.
Mound filling in shells.
Place tomatoes on top.
Place 21⁄2 fl oz water and cod fillets in heavy large skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover; steam over medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, rewarm rum-shallot reduction over medium-low heat.
Add coconut oil and pineapple, alternating 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking continue whisking until beurre rouge is thick (do not overheat or sauce may separate).
Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon sauce onto 4 plates.
Place russet potato on the remaining side.
Arrange the cod strips atop sauce on each plate; sprinkle with cumin and basil.
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Also, get ready for the next 5 weeks where we’ll be diving through all the food from Ratatouille!
Just keep swimmin’ just keep swimmin! This week we had the privilege of watching Finding Nemo. One of the greatest Pixar movies of all time. This was only the second movie not to show any food. So we’re making some food that will make you sad after watching the movie.
None. Fish are friends not food.
Fish and Chips
So…even though fish are friends and not food, we made fish and chips. It’s all thanks to Marlin’s quote at the first of the movie when Nemo goes to school. “They’ve just got to grow up som – THE DROP OFF? THEY’RE GOING TO THE DROP OFF? WHAT ARE YOU, INSANE? WHY DON’T WE FRY THEM UP NOW AND SERVE THEM WITH CHIPS? ”
So here’s a recipe for fish and chips (beer battered of course, this is Australia).
This week we’re doing something a little different because we’ve been traveling in Medellin, Colombia. We’ve eaten some amazing foods here, but the best have been Medellin’s own Arepas. You can check out some other yummy South American recipes in our Saludos Amigos and Three Cabelleros post.