Instead of getting too deep into my character flaws, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and flip around in my neglected MySpace page for inspirational material. That's when I found an exchange I had in 2008 with my good friend and the very talented film maker Adam Durand. While discussing plans to get rich quick, he sent his plans...
1. Go to drawer2. Take spoons become a spoon baron3. ?????
I know it's missing a step in there but I have no doubt someday he'll work it out and we'll all find ourselves coming to him if we want to enjoy soup. I am curious though if any of you guys out there have any get rich plans you think are your golden ticket to financial independence that you think are better than Adam's spoon scheme... Please share if you do!
I'll let you think about it while we enjoy this recipe which is totally "money"*** and not just because it's green.
Vegan Chicken & Pasta with Fresh Herbs
- 1 Package of Your Favorite Vegan Chicken ( we used Gardein but you can always use Morningstar Chik'n Strips - yes they are still vegan, LightLife, May Wah, Match Vegan Chicken - made into strips and you can even use pieces of Tofurky if you want)
- 1/2 Cup White Mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 Can Artichoke Hearts (drained)
- 1 Package Medium Sized Pasta Shells (cooked and drained)
- Olive Oil Cooking Spray
- 2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
- 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Capers
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Rosemary
- 2 Teaspoons Fresh Sage
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil
- 1/2 Teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1 Roma Tomato (sliced)
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper
In a glass baking dish, lightly spray your Vegan Chicken with the Olive Oil Cooking Spray. Flip your Vegan Chicken a few times to make sure they are lightly coated. Then toss Mushrooms and Pine Nuts over the top. Put in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Then take the dish out and with a spatula toss the Vegan Chicken, Pine Nuts and Mushrooms and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder over the top. Then put back in the oven. Let bake for another 5-8 minutes. Take out when everything is browned. See below!
|Baked Pine Nuts = JOY!|
Serve with slices of Roma Tomatoes and Black Pepper sprinkled over the top.
*These guys are awesome. I hope they're eating tofu dogs.
** It's possible you all passed out from a rather intense eye-roll just now. It's OK. We'll wait for you.
*** You thought I was going to link to Vince Vaughn there but you see what I did there? Just because I might be a little crazy when it comes to sticking to the plans, I just proved I can also be spontaneous. I know - Poor Dan right? How has he ever figured out this kinda bizarre plan system? Some how he has. (insert 2nd shrug here)