Tuesday Roundup: Amalgamation

Sometimes when you put two very different ingredients or styles of cooking together for the first time it is like magic. Beautiful partnerships can be formed like peanut butter and chocolate or you can get dishes like chili mac. Other times you end up with chocolate ice cream and olives or Christmas Hot Dogs and wonder how you ever got to that point. Today’s round up is dedicated to combining what might seem like un-mixey things.

First from Scissors and Spice we have Italian enchiladas. This combination makes a lot of sense to me, I know plenty of Mexican-Italian people so why not combine the two culinary traditions. They both use tomato sauce and delishiousness so I say manga mi amigo!


Next I kind of fell in love with the idea for the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur’s Bloody Mary Biscuits which were inspired by Milwaukee’s Comet Cafe. This means Kelly added olives and vegan bacon into the delicious pastries. I want some!

I also loved Vegtastic Voyage’s idea for Thai Pesto, basically trading out basil for cilantro and pine nuts for peanuts. Along with some other finagling this simple no-measuring recipe sounds like a great idea for those of us that love cilantro in particular and Thai flavors in general. I am going to try it for sure.

Have you checked out My Zoetrope this mofo? Michelle is doing the most wonderful paintings of rescue animals and auctioning them off to raise money for animal sanctuaries. I am in love. I also couldn’t believe that she made a  Graham Cracker Cake which is like smores in cake form! The recipe is from Celine and Joni’s Hearty Vegan and is even more reason why I have to get this book!


I saw Manifest Vegan’s post about Apple Nachos and I almost didn’t want to look since I was picturing apples covered in queso with salsa. Lucky for me, I opened up the post and was astonished to find a beautiful plate of easy desert-y goodness.

But my favorite post for today’s theme is indeed the vegan mac and cheese pizza. Not just because of the brilliance of this concept of comfort food meets comfort food but because it supposed to be served with a side of mac and cheese.Thank you Kelly Garbato for this inspirational post and for your a wonderful combination.

Why does mofo come only once a year?






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Lazy Smurf lives in Texas and blogs over at lazysmurf.wordpress.com ...after she has had a lot of coffee.

9 Responses to Tuesday Roundup: Amalgamation

  1. Dawn says:

    Another lovely roundup! The mofo team is doing such a great job. So intrigued by the mac and cheese pizza. And graham cracker cake? whoa!

  2. Michelle says:

    AHH mac ‘n cheese pizza! Those Apple Nachos! Thanks for including me!

  3. corrina says:

    holy cow. this may be my favorite round-up so far. i want feast on all of it.

  4. celyn says:

    The bloody mary biscuits look and sound ah-mazing!

  5. amy says:

    i only want to eat ALL OF THOSE THINGS. looking good, mofers!

  6. isachandra says:

    I love all of these combos! Creativity is the best.

  7. Amanda says:

    I’d like some of those apple nachos, please! :-)

  8. Holy crap, Smurfy. I think I’ve entered another food dimension.

  9. Those apple nachos have my name on them :-)

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