14 August 2011

Mushroom Crepe

Mushroom Crepes appear as a recovery item in the Paper Mario series.  Generally, recovery items from this series are the kind of fare you might find in a Japanese diner, albeit one which specialised in turtle and mushroom plates.  It's made from an Ultra Shroom and a Cake Mix, or a Shroom Shake and a Cake Mix in the Thousand-Year Door.  Heals 30 HP, filling and delicious.

18 June 2011

Chozo Chorizo

The Chozo are an ancient race of bird-people responsible for the technology and training that make Samus Aran space's most famous bounty hunter.  Chorizo is a spicy, pepper-based Spanish sausage with regional variations in Latin America.  Is this a version of chorizo made by Chozo, or out of Chozo (which I imagine would have a taste somewhere between pork and chicken)?  Neither: the names sound similar, that's all.  The names sound similar.  

Young vegetarian cooks are often told that tofu is a food which will absorb the flavors of anything it is cooked with, "like magic!"  This is a vicious lie, designed to drive novices away from the vegetarian lifestyle.  Tofu is damn near inert when unprocessed, and requires freezing, boiling, compressing, stretching on a rack, or rolling downhill in a nail-studded barrel before it will become porous to flavor.  This recipe takes advantage of the relative impermeability of tofu to create a pleasing variance of color in the sausages, similar to real ground chozo.  I mean chuck, ground chuck. 

14 May 2011

Over here, stranger...

Resident Evil 4: Golden Tofu with Mixed Herb Rice

I thought I'd start with a recipe inspired by one of the best games: Resident Evil 4.  A dinner that'll recharge your batteries whether you're human or ganado (zombies love Tofu, famously).  Heals to full and increases max health (best save it until you're low on HP).