During this month, one of my goals was to cook from a cookbook I haven't before. I don't have a lot of those but I am ashamed to admit there are a couple. I chose Hot Damn and Hell Yeah, Recipes for Hungry Banditos by Ryan Splint and Vanessa. I picked this up from Food Fight Grocery when I placed an order with them a while ago for the Vegan Passport. We were taking our first trip to Greece and were preparing for people to not understand that we didn't any animal stuff to eat. Turns out, over all people understood just fine. Just about everyone speaks enough English to communicate this but the passport is still a good thing to have around just in case.
Anyway back to the book. I've had it for over a year and looked at it from time to time but never got around to making anything from it. It's a cool little book actually. One half is Hot Damn and Hell Yeah but you flip it over and it's another book, The Dirty South Cookbook. I'll have to make something from this too.
I figured I should go for something kinda unhealthy. Why not right? I had a craving for mashed taters and comfort food. I seem to get this craving often actually. Here's what I went for . . .
I would buy this book for this plate of food alone. It was that good. The tofu marinade flavored the inside while the crispy lightly spiced fried outside made for happy mouth times. The vegetables were a quick and easy side dish to pile on top of my mashed taters. The gravy was the perfect diner quick basic gravy. Holy cows this was tasty. I shared this with my husband, who I share most of my food with. he also enjoyed it. Enough so he made a comment that would not be appropriate to share with the general public but it was complimentary anyway.
This book is pretty fun to look at besides cook from. The descriptions are written with a bit of a southern twang. The illustrations are da bomb diggity. I couldn't find any examples online (I didn't look super hard, maybe they are out there) but they're pretty cool anyway. I'm not going to try and describe them. You should just get the book.