Coraline: Breakfast in the Other World

Here is one of my favorite scenes, in one of my all-time favorite stop motion films that inspired this rule-breaker (non-Disney) bound and Fictional Foods post.

Placement of mushrooms was a fun way to replicate the animated version of this meal. My use of mushrooms is typically limited but I decided to stay true to the breakfast Other Mother serves in this scene and it has since become one of my favorite omelettes! Very savory!

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour

In this Season 5, Episode 1 of Doctor Who we have the first full episode with Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor, post regeneration. The Doctor crashed his tardis near the home of young Amelia Pond. They meet and once realizing he’s famished he begins to try and figure out what his new body is craving.

Young Pond obliges with all sorts of different foods. Lastly offering carrots to which The Doctor ungratefully declines. He suddenly realizes what he has a hankering for! Fishfingers & Custard…

Beignets Inspired by Princess Tiana

When getting ready and inspired to recreate traditional New Orleans beignets, I had all intentions of making a beautiful yeast dough. Unfortunately, my yeast was expired, like by a long a lot (oops) … During Quarantine, I don’t make a habit of going to the store casually or for 1-2 things so, I had to pivot and be creative.

I landed on using ready-made puff pastry dough (cut into 3×3 in squares and shallow fried). I would bump these semi-home made beignets up with a scratch made golden syrup to mimic Tiana’s honey drizzle, pre-powdered sugar. I used this recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking (quartered it) and was really happy with the turn out, thrilled actually! Consistency, color, taste were all on point.

After shallow frying beignets to a beautiful golden brown, I drizzled with golden syrup, and sprinkled with powedered sugar. That is it. Just a fun and simple Fictional Food recreation.

Wishing you a moment of magic and whimsy today! You got this!

Try the Grey Stuff, It’s Delicious.

We’ve been hearing about the grey stuff being worthy of a taste for nearly 3 decades now. Disney released an official recipe that was a bit involved and heavy for my taste, so I decided to simplify and lighten it up! See recipe below.

The Grey Stuff

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
  • 7 oreos

What I did:

  • whipped cream and sugar in bowl until stiff peaks
  • added room temp cream cheese and vanilla, stir to combine
  • add finely crushed oreos (can be crushed in food processor or powerful blender

After all ingredients are combined you can eat right away or chill for 20minutes to be able to pipe nicely. Enjoy!!

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Hi Dad Soup

Fictional Food Nerds Series

A Goofy Movie isn’t a nerd classic; A Goofy Movie is a Black nerd classic. A Goofy Movie is unequivocally the Blackest Disney movie of all time.” When I read the words of this article written by Black Nerd Problems a few years ago along with others cherishing ‘A Goofy Movie’, I immediately began to unpack and more full comprehend my own connection to this 1995 Disney Classic.

For my homage to one of the greats, in my Fictional Food Nerds Series, I recreated my version of Goofy and Maxie’s ‘Hi Dad Soup’. Mine was a Chicken Leg Butternut Squash Alphabet soup with sauteed broccolini, that quite frankly had the body and unctuous quality that could actually be called a stew.

Chicken Butternut Squash Hi Dad Soup
Ingredients:

  • 5-6 seasoned chicken legs
  • 1/2 cup each of onions, celery, carrot
  • 2 boxes low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups medium diced butternut squash
  • 1/2 tsp garlic 
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprike
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • a few sprigs of thyme 

What I did:

  • Brown 5-6 seasoned chicken legs in heavy pot with olive oil1/2 cup each of onions, celery, carrot
  • Remove chicken, set aside2 cups medium diced butternut squash
  • Add onions, celery, carrot in same pot to soften1/2 tsp smoked paprike
  • Add vegetable broth & butternut squash
  • season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add spices/herbs (garlic, paprika, turmeric, thyme)
  • Bring soup to a boil, once boiling lower heat to medium and add Alphabet soup at very end as to not over cook