“I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
~Dr Hannibal Lecter, “The Silence of the Lambs”
As I started to write this post, this quote came to mind. I remember going to see this great movie with my friend, Susie, and we clung to each other the whole time!
In case you are worried…no… I’m not cooking liver! I did, however, cook fava beans for the first time ever! Have you ever even seen a fava bean?? Those suckers are huge! (Or “yuge”, if you are following current politics.)
The tempeh was easy to do; basically cut according to the instructions, marinate for an hour or more, and grill or broil. I actually seared on high heat in my cast iron pot which worked just as well. I will admit that, despite actually purchasing fresh thyme, I just ended up using dried. Minus the oil, I followed the fava beans recipe as is and both made for a delicious, hearty meal.
One more new recipe, also from Isa… Good Gravy Bowl with Broccoli & Seitan. The gravy is delicious; I actually doubled the gravy so I had some left over to top a baked potato for lunch. My only challenges with this recipe were related to poor planning. I felt like I used a lot of pots for this recipe for some reason and I didn’t plan the usage correctly. When I realized that I forgot to cook the quinoa, I only had a small pot available and I made a mess on the stove! So plan ahead! 🙂
“Quid pro quo, Clarice. Quid pro quo.” What delicious plant-based recipes have you tried lately?
IMDb: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)