Day 4: Tell about a weird food combo that you love
Today's Vegan Month of Food topic is a tough one for me. I mean, really, is there any food combo that's just too weird? It will be super fun to click around and see what everyone else in the vegan world considers 'weird.' (use #veganmofo or #vgnmf15 on instagram or twitter or facebook or google)
|I kept tasting that weird little piece, just to make sure.|
I think a carrot hot dog might qualify as 'weird,' especially for you non-vegans out there. It's like combining all the totally nasty stuff in a 'real' hot dog with all the natural stuff in a carrot. Is that weird? Not too weird for me. I think it's WEIRD to eat the ingredients in a 'real' hot dog. Trust me, these little carrot weirdos are super tasty and completely free of all the 'weird' stuff you might encounter at a meat-eaters BBQ.
Here's what you need:
(from Clean Eating Veggie Girl)
2 large carrots, peeled, cut to the length of a hot dog bun
1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C water
1 T rice vinegar
1 T sesame oil
1/2 T cider vinegar
dash liquid smoke
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 t dried ginger
1/4 t black pepper
1/8 t granulated onion powder
Here's what you do:
Simmer the carrots till fork tender, but not mushy. Whisk together the marinade and allow carrots to marinate for 24 hours. (Ziplock bag works great here)
Brown the carrots in a tiny bit of oil, drizzling in some extra marinade if desired. They should get nice and soft and brown, with small burned places.
Serve with the usual suspects. :) Weird, right?