This summer, you can complete your sensory exposure to the art of cooking with these song suggestions, one paired with a mouthwatering entrée, and the other with a classy dessert to round out the night. These songs were some of the top-performing singles in 1967, and we’ll be shocked if playing them on repeat doesn’t spice up the kitchen and add the proverbial cherry on top of these dishes!
R-E-S-P-E-C-T These Vegan Cauliflower Hot Wings
- A small head of cauliflower
- Almond milk
- Rice flour
- Coconut oil
- Hot sauce
- Hear the gentle hum of the oven as you preheat it to 400°F/205°C, then lay parchment paper on a single baking sheet.
- Wash and chop a small head of cauliflower into smaller-than-bite-sized chunks.
- In a medium bowl, combine ⅔ cup water and ½ cup of almond milk with a cup of rice flour.
- Mix well, then toss all the cauliflower niblets into the batter and stir them around.
- Once coated, use a slotted spoon to transfer them onto the baking sheet, then into the oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes, tossing halfway.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with ¾ cups of your favorite medium hot sauce.
- Mix, then combine with the sizzling floret bites and bake for 10 more minutes.
- Presto! With your choice of dipping sauce (I’d go for a vegan blue cheese dressing), let the heat sock it to you!
Brown Eyed Girl Black Bean Brownies
- Dark chocolate chips
- 15oz can of black beans
- 3 small bananas
- Brown sugar
- Baking Cacoa
- Vanilla extract
- Start by mixing ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips with a 15 oz can of rinsed and drained black beans in a food processor or blender.
- Add in three small mashed bananas, ⅔ cup brown sugar, ½ cup of baking cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Process again, as you let the blender sing along, “sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la la-tee-da.”
- Hear the crinkle of parchment paper as you place it on an 8-inch square-shaped casserole dish.
- Pour in the batter, then top with another ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips (there are your brown eyes!) and bake at 350°F/180°C for at least 20 minutes.