Catupiry com (Veggie) Frango

Posted on August 29, 2013 – 09:51 am

When I volunteer at SEEDS, there is never a shortage of witty and hilarious soundbites. This last time, a certain youth we’ll call ‘Quincy’ declared, “this is like the fanciest lunch we’ve ever had.” I let the youth (and adult coordinators) scrape the last of the catupiry and frango out of the baking dish. And then I let ‘em have it.

“That wasn’t real meat.”

My comment sparked the usual rounds of “wait, wait, wait, that wasn’t meat!?!??!?!?!??!!!!” Which always cracks me up. Because they know that I don’t eat meat and are surprised every time. It always brings a smile to my face because coming from a meat eater to a vegetarian, it’s one of the highest compliments you can pay to the chef!

Catupiry is only the most amazing cheese on the planet. Ok, I wouldn’t go exactly that far, but it is REALLY tasty. So mild, delicious, creamy, and unique, that I drove to DC to get it because I couldn’t find it in the Triangle. Ok, well, I didn’t exactly drive to DC just to get the cheese. I was in DC and found a Brazilian grocery store and picked up the cheese. And this dish… well, it’s embarrassingly easy, but deceptively divine. You can make it with chicken (veggie or real) or shrimp, and I actually bet it would be great with just veggies. I’ve heard folks say that you can substitute cream cheese for caturpiry, but it’s different, so if possible, I would use the real thing. In honor of my favorite country in the world … and in the spirit of Quincy’s rather hilarious monologue about being tricked into eating fake meat… I bring you, Caturpiry com Veggie Frango (Veggie Chicken with Catupiry).

Catupiry com (Veggie) Frango (Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

2 packages Morningstar vegan chik’n strips
1 medium onion–diced
2 cloves garlic–minced
1 container catupiri/catupiry (~ 8oz.)
16 oz. can hearts of palm–sliced
4 Roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup unflavored, unsweetened milk (I used almond)
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro–chopped
cheese to sprinkle on top (Manchego or Parmesan)
salt/pepper
olive oil

Method:

*Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread catupiri/catupiry along bottom and sides of a 9 in. x 13 in. baking dish.

*Saute chik’n 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in frying pan. Set aside. Chop tomatoes into large chunks and puree/blend until smooth, set aside. Chop onions, saute in 2 tablespoons olive oil, cook until soft, add garlic, cook approx. 5 minutes. Add pureed tomatoes. Simmer on medium low for 10 minutes. Add chik’n in shreds to pan. Cook 5 minutes. Combine vegetable broth and milk, dissolve cornstarch, add liquid to pan. Add hearts of palm. Combine. Adjust for salt and pepper.

Source: comowater.com

Some See Jesus on the Cross in Granite Slab...

2008-01-20 08:18:22 by god_is_not_home

...to Be Sold on eBay
TAMPA, Fla. — A granite distributor in Florida expects to fetch a good price for a 400-year-old slab that he says bears an image of Jesus Christ pinned to the cross, according to local affiliate FOX 13.
The distributor — who wished to keep his name private — reported...old on eBay for $28,000 in 2004.
"This isn't the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich sold on eBay," he told FOX 13. "It's quite a substantial piece. And I assume that whoever buys it is going to put it on public display. It is a very interesting natural image."
What was it P.T. Barnum said? Silly Christians. I like the part about the grilled cheese sammich!
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