Sunday, February 5, 2017
Super Bowl Nachos!
But even more mind-boggling than all of that was Lady Gaga's Cirque Du Soleil-inspired halftime show. THE DRONE LIGHTS! THE ACROBATICS! I didn't think anyone could top Beyonce's performance last year (because Queen Bey), but I think Gaga came pretty close.
During the first half of the game, I streamed the game on my laptop since I was busy in the kitchen, whipping up a recipe from the Super Bowl chapter in Isa Chandra Moskowitz's The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook. I made a 2017 resolution to cook something from every chapter of the book throughout the year, and so far, so good. I made the Ginger Chocolate Banana Muffins for New Year's and the Cold Sesame Noodle Bundles for Chinese New Year.
I had a hard time selecting something from the Super Bowl chapter since dips and chips and snacky meals are my favorite. Everything looked so good! But I finally settled on these BBQ Nachos.
These are probably the most whole foodiest nachos I've ever had. The "meat" is made with a mixture of lentils and diced bell pepper coated in barbecue sauce. The queso is made from cashews. And the pico is made from scratch. The recipe calls for restaurant-style tortilla chips, but instead, I used my air fryer to make my own chips using corn tortillas.
I just sliced tortillas into wedges, misted with a little olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, and then I air-fried them for 7 minutes. They came out perfectly crispy! And since they were practically oil-free, I ate about twice as many chips as I would have if I were using regular chips.
The Falcons may have lost the Super Bowl. But I won on this meal! Thanks again, Isa!