This week on the show we'll talk about Instant Pot curry, Indian food delivery, and eat Sweet Chili Doritos (yes, they're vegan!).
But first! Dave will laugh at me, and then attempt to make a full grocery order while we record the intro for some reason.
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This week, Dave was definitely super prepared with a headline for y'all.
According to VegNews, an Israeli startup is launching vegan meat that restaurants can create using a 3D printer. This is wild.
From the sound of it, this isn't cultured or lab-grown meat. The printer cartridges just contain the ingredients. Restaurants can monkey around with the protein to fat ratio, too, which seems very cool.
Would you eat 3D printed meat? I am pretty excited to try it!
As we were about to wrap up the news segment, Dave found a second headline that we had to talk about: Beyond Meat is launching new versions of the Beyond Burger.
Honestly, we didn't get very far into this headline, because, honestly, y'all, do we need more vegan burgers? I say that we are all set in the burger department!
What I'd love to see companies like Beyond and Impossible nail next is chicken breasts.
Dave thinks that it's not an either/or situation, though, and is excited for vegan burger innovation to continue.
What do y'all think?
We made Instant Pot curry
We are becoming a curry family, and I could not be more delighted! Dave wanted curry for dinner last week, so I busted out the Instant Pot to make some.
The curry I made was based on my Instant Pot curry tofu soup with some changes:
- yellow curry powder instead of red
- added potatoes
- backed off on the liquid to make it more of a sauce and less of a soup broth
We were completely out of red curry powder and didn't have enough yellow, so this soup was milder than Dave and I would have liked. I'm definitely going to make this again when I have all of the ingredients.
Dave really dug the potatoes in this dish, so I suggested that next time we order Thai food he get massaman curry. Massaman is a mild curry with potatoes, cashews, and avocado in it. It's my favorite Thai curry after red curry.
This week, we got takeout from Planet Bombay, an Indian restaurant in Little Five Points. I've eaten there many times, but Dave is new to Indian Curries, because his stomach has historically been curry averse.
Lately, though, he's having a real pepperaissance, so he decided to give Planet Bombay a shot.
We ordered the achari tofu, my very favorite dish from there. It's a tofu curry with big pieces of Indian pickle in the mix. If you love mango or lemon pickle, I definitely recommend this curry.
We also got their vegetarian thali, which you can get dairy free. They messed up and sent us a lot of dairy dishes, but they immediately fixed it when I called. Great job, Planet Bombay!
The thali included:
- saag aloo, a spinach and potato curry, which was my favorite thing in the mix
- dal with big chunks of tomato in it
- a mixed vegetable curry, which was fine but nothing special
We ordered samosas, which Dave thought was the standout dish. Their samosas are pretty great, so don't skip them!
I also got us papadum and mango chutney. If you haven't had papadum, I recommend it! It's a crispy...sheet?...made from lentil flour. On the show, I describe it as, "a cracker? Even though that's not what they are?" It's more like a chip. Anyway, try it! Dip it in chutney!
Overall, Planet Bombay was a hit for me but not so much for Dave. Despite his pepperaissance, his stomach was not ready for a full on Indian feast.
Next time we get Indian food, we are going to order from Chai Pani. They do Indian street food, and I think some of their dishes will be a bit easier on Dave's tum. Also, their samosa chaat is to die!
Sweet Chili Doritos review
Y'all, Sweet Chili Doritos are a true joy. And yes, they're accidentally vegan!
There used to be two varieties of vegan Doritos, but they've discontinued the Blaze flavor, as far as I can tell. If you happen to find Blaze Doritos, please tell me. I want to eat them!
Dave also shared a cautionary tale of buying a bag of the Salsa Verde Doritos. These are dairy free, but when he got them home, he discovered that they have chicken in them! Why, Frito-Lay??
But back to those sweet, Sweet Chili Doritos. They're a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, and flavor-packed. They're pretty much a staple in our house, and Dave -- hater of nachos -- wants me to make nachos with them.
Stay tuned for that. It's in the works!
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