Thursday, September 24, 2015

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

       
Today's Mofo prompt is what well known person of our choice would eat if they were a vegan. I knew from the jump who my well known person would be! Cenk Uygur host of  the Young Turks on YouTube. I absolutely love The Young Turks, they cover stories that you definitely do not hear about on mainstream media, and they kept me sane when I was living in Fox News loving Erie PA. And when I had certain conservative family members attempt to make me feel bad for my opinions, I needed to see that I wasn't dumb, or alone in my thoughts.
Cenk Uygur is that person you want with you when people are trashing your beliefs. He is an attorney who practiced in Washington D.C. and New York, so no one can try to throw legal speak at him and confuse him, he also used to be a conservative republican, so he is well versed in their mind-set. You don't very often meet adults who have changed like that. Most people I meet tend to stick with what they know, what they were taught, and never question any other way of thinking. So, he's extremely intelligent, and he is extremely passionate, and he is definitely a warrior. He is someone that I greatly admire, and truth be told, I'm kind of madly in love with him. I am drawn to his passion, and strength and intelligence, and I love people who speak spontaneously, from the heart and refuse to sell out, or change who they are.
So, enough about my schoolgirl crush, let's move onto vegan food. Cenk is someone who I believe would easily become a vegan if he learned enough about what really goes on in the farming industry. He loathes greed and cruelty, and he is a warrior for the underdog, so it makes more sense for him to be vegan than not. I hear him talk about In and Out burgers, and ice cream and such. I know he's a runner, and goes to the gym, so I think he eats healthy most of the time, but has In and Out burgers and nutty buddies and ice cream for treats. I suspect he would eat that way more often if it were healthy! Ha. So, I decided to make a vegan cheeseburger with special sauce, and fries to show that vegans can chow down on some grease and junk too!
I decided to go with the Amy's Quarter pound burger to try and be really fast food, and super size about it. i made a special sauce with Just Mayo, sweet relish, and ketchup. It seems from some research that In and Out's "secret sauce" is very similar to the "special sauce" that McCruel uses.
Look at that kind burger!
The whole shebang!

I served the burger with some curly fries, and it was so naughty and delicious! Truth be told, the Amy's burgers were a little dry for my taste, so I;m glad this was imaginary. When I do meet Cenk, I will serve this meal using either The Beast Burger, or Gardein's Beefless Burger. I feel like both of those burgers are pleasing to those that want that real BURGER experience.
Simply the best!
I knew I would have to have some type of dessert, and I thought of making a shake, but I didn't want to pulverize the delicious dark chocolate covered cashews! So, in my mind Cenk and I would share this right out of the tub, and he would be shocked at how decadent this vegan food was, and I would tell him of the dark days of being vegan, when the only ice cream option was soy! We'll laugh, we'll bond, and the delicious vegan food will speak for itself, and he will realize that as a progressive thinker, it's just not worth it to support the meat and dairy industry. Especially because he doesn't have to sacrifice taste to do what's right! If you look up some of his going ballistic videos, you will see what I mean when I say he would be a passionate, amazing warrior for the animals.
I will leave you today with a beautiful shot of  Spada Lake in Snohomish County, not too far away from Seattle. Breathing in car fumes every day, and living in a concrete jungle really makes you appreciate nature.
Not one of my cats!


19 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVED this post! If I didn't know it was your blog I would have thought that my co-worker and friend posted this! LOL Excellent post! And I'm totally with you - on so many levels :)

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  2. Ha, that's so awesome! I'm glad you liked it. Ihave been looking for a way to write about my love/obsession for Cenk, and how I would love to turn him on to vegan food!

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    1. BTW...sooooo telling my co-worker and friend that you posted this...she may be reading it right now...teehee

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    2. That's so awesome. I might start a Cenk fan club!

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  3. Sam (Jenn's work pal)September 24, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Hey! Jenn's co-worker and friend, here! I LOVE Cenk, and this post was dead on about him! Love your writing style! While I'm not vegan, I'm always fascinated with how creative and thoughtful vegan meals tend to be! Awesome post! (and hi, Jenn!)

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    1. LOL OMG Sam you are awesome! And don't let Sam kid you - I think she's in LOVE with Cenk, too! Actually I know it!

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    2. Wow, thanks for reading! I;m so happy to met(?) someone else who love Cenk! I love when he goes off the rails. It's always intense and I guess it helps that I always agree! Ha!

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    3. Sam (Jenn's work pal)September 24, 2015 at 10:42 AM

      He IS pretty handsome! I also love the fact that he tried being on MSNBC, but was way TOO HONEST to cut it on mainstream news!

      p.s., my newest TYT crush is Ben Mankiewicz -- funny and thoughtful, love it!

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    4. I love that too! I just really respect him so much! And I love Ben too. I watch a lot of What The Flick! I really love everyone on TYT. It's so nice to meet like minded people!

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    5. Ok girls! I think I will have start including BOTH of you on my political funnies emails :) teehee!

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    6. That helps, right! yogadogwalker@hotmail.com

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  4. Awesome post; the dinner looks great & I love the nature photos at the end! :D

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  5. Sounds like a really cool guy. Good to see someone doing alternative to the mainstream news stuff.

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  6. He is a cool guy. He's up there with Jon Stewart!

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  7. Great post. Tried to comment on the favorite cuisine post but it wont let me. Your Bibimbop looks so good as well. You are eating some great stuff.

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  8. Oh no, technical issues, my worst nightmare! I will try to fix it, and hopefully not make it worse. Ha. Thank you. I am obsessed with Bibimbap! I just realized that usually it's served with a fried egg on top, so next time i migh sprinkle some black salt on some of the tofu!

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