Sunday, June 19, 2011

What About Bob Ka-Bobs?

We watched this last night with our Ka-Bobs and I hadn't seen this movie, probably since the 90's. I remembered it as a silly comedy, which it is, but I didn't remember how hysterical it is! I enjoyed myself so much last night with this movie, and Bill Murray always cracks me up. It's a perfect summer movie, nostalgia movie, and family movie.

Bill Murray plays Bob, a neurotic guy who's anxieties get the best of him sometimes. He found a doctor who can help him, but refuses to because he's on vacation. Bob tracks him down and becomes a persistent annoyance to Dr. Marvin, but an absolute delight to his family and anyone else he comes in contact with. The irony is, Bob improves while Dr. Leo self-destructs. Bob credits his growth to the genius of Dr. Leo Marvin, while Dr. Marvin credits his degradation to Bob. When really we watch these men step by step create their own fates. Very existential for a sweet little 90's comedy.

From 1991, What About Bob?

"Is this some radical new therapy?"
"I'm sailing... I'm sailing!!!"
"Hi, i'm Bob. Would you knock me out please? Just hit me in the face."
"What if I'm looking for a bathroom, I can't find one, and my bladder explodes?"

What about Bob Ka-Bobs?

It's a summer movie, and kabobs are very summer AND it's Father's Day! A big grilling day, perfect for dad to throw on the grill.

Here's what I used on my Ka-Bobs

Jalapeno pepper

Here's the marinade

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pineapple juice
3 TB maple syrup
juice of one lime
2 TB grated ginger
2 cloves of garlic

Put your skewer items in the marinade for a couple of hours in the fridge, put them on your skewers, then grill. I don't have a grill, so I just cooked them in a pan and put them on the skewers after I cooked them.

I served them over coconut arborio rice.

1 cup arborio rice
1 cup water
1 can coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt

Add water, salt and half of the coconut milk to a pot and bring to a boil, add rice and simmer until absorbed. then add the rest of the coconut milk simmer for about a minute or 2.

I topped the Ka-Bobs with a simple teriyaki glaze.

about 1/2 cup soy sauce
about 1/4 cup brown sugar
about 2 TB maple syrup

stir the ingredients and heat on medium in a sauce pan until reduced to a glaze. Drizzle over top of the Ka-Bobs.

This recipe serves about 2 hungry people.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CineGrub Movie Contest!

I thought I'd start off the month of June with a contest for my followers! I'm sure many of you are thinking of what movies you would choose for a CineGrub night. Well, here's your chance! Each of my followers get to nominate one movie. When nominations close, I will then open up a poll so everybody can vote (honors system, no voting for your own movie). I will create recipe(s) for the winning movie and make a post for them toward the end of the month. The winner also has the option of telling me what they want the menu to be. If you don't want to take it that far, you can just leave it all in my hands. Aside from the satisfaction of winning, the winner will also receive a small piece of art inspired by the film, created by yours truly.

The Rules:

- Nominations are restricted to only public followers of Vegan Cinegrub. Shouldn't be a problem if you would like to participate, just hit the follow button, anyone is welcome.

- Only one nomination per person

- Choose one movie other than your own to vote for (when polls open).

Leave your nomination in the comment section below, I will let everyone know when nominations are about to close. Then I'll open up the polls! If this is a success and gets lots of positive feedback, I'll do this contest every month! Good Luck!