Friday, April 11, 2014

Cookbook Creations: BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and Slaw + NEWS



Before I dive into these babies, I have news.  I PASSED MY LAST ARCHITECTURE REGISTRATION EXAM!!  I know... I know.. I have been moping about for the past week and a half.  I really thought that I'd screwed up my answers at the very last minute, and there was no hope.  Apparently, there was.


So, this means, after 3 years, that I'm done with the 7 tests I had to take to become an architect.  That feels incredibly good!  It has been a long process, full of ups and downs, breaks from testing for medical reasons, and a lot of anxiety.  I'm finally done.  My State Board will review my credentials and I should be issued a license sometime this year.  It's incredibly exciting.  It has been 11 years since I started architecture school, and soon I will be able to officially call myself an architect.



Thank you to everyone for your kind words here last week, and for telling me to keep my head up.  It feels really good.  Now I can use my spare time to cook things, paint and take some photography classes!

Now, on to this cookbook creation:

I love sriracha, and I have been really excited to try things from my Veggie Lover's Sriracha Cookbook, but man, these sliders defeated me.

The texture is great, and they are, of course, spicy.  The slaw is just as hot, so combined together it's a one two punch to the gut.  I tried to cool them off with more vegan mayo and avocado, but it didn't help.



I have never quick pickled anything before, and these red onions (recipe from the book as well) turned out waaaaay too strong in the vinegar department.


The slaw was actually my favorite part.  I think on a quinoa or black bean burger, the slaw would be great.  It's spicy, but if put on a non-spicy base, I think it would be perfect.







Josh has requested more jackfruit concoctions, because the texture is good, but he wasn't sold on this recipe.  These are not for the faint of gut, so chef beware!

I will make some more things from this cookbook before I deem myself a wimp.  I really do love sriracha, but these are over the top.  Some modification to this recipe (less sriracha) might make these a repeater.

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  2. Hooray! I think you will become more famous than Mike Brady!

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