A brief summary of this Blog – Am I Mr.Potato Head?

I’ve tried writing this post a couple of times now, and just cannot seem to get it quite right. This is just a small, hopefully short, post in which I’ll try to sum up some of my aims and plans for ‘The Glass Doubloon’, just so you can see what’s going on.

I will obviously continue to create, and write about TV and Film food. I absolutely love it, and I don’t think you’ll ever find a plain recipe on here, I aim to always add some of my illustrative, creative flair, to make this blog unlike most other ‘health’ or ‘veggie’ websites out there. My aim is to inject some actual fun into veggie food, rather than listing the apparent eighty-five benefits of a handful of spinach, I aim to display the sheer amount of enjoyment you can have eating veggie. Continue reading “A brief summary of this Blog – Am I Mr.Potato Head?”

Pasta Aglio e Olio – A Chef Recipe

Ever since watching the movie ‘Chef’ in the cinema upon its release, I’ve been obsessed with El Jefe’s garlic pasta.

The specific pasta I’m talking about, is the pasta Carl makes for Molly in his apartment. It’s such an amazing scene, and for someone like me, who is all about food and flavour, it was instantly intriguing. Somehow it manages to be a really sensual scene, the sounds, the pictures, the attentiveness is just perfect. It’s probably one of my favourite scenes in the entire movie!

So I decided to give Carl’s Pasta Aglio e Olio a go, and see what would happen – it’s freaking delicious!!

This is enough to make one portion, so double, triple etc. for each person at your table. I’m also not up for portioning your pasta, cook however much you fancy for yourself. I trust you. If you’re not vegan, or vegetarian you could put Parmesan in this too…or if you’re vegetarian, you could add some veggie form of Italian hard cheese. Continue reading “Pasta Aglio e Olio – A Chef Recipe”

Nana Possible’s Lemon Bars – A Kim Possible Recipe

I’ve just recently been watching some old episodes of Kim Possible. It was one of, if not my favourite cartoon as a kid, so when starting up a more food-orientated blog, it was one of my first ports-of-call.

I remembered all kinds off cartoon food, particularly ‘THE NACO!’, which I aim to have a recipe up for by the end of this month. But today, I have one of Drakken’s favourite foods, although he probably wouldn’t admit it…Nana Possible’s Lemon Bars!

Now these aren’t your traditional lemon bars, because, I didn’t google, and also I didn’t make the mix from scratch. Instead, I used a great vegan hack – instead of using eggs etc. Just add 12floz of fizzy drink! I know! Continue reading “Nana Possible’s Lemon Bars – A Kim Possible Recipe”

“Eat it before it eats you” Soup – A Wizarding Wold Recipe

This is probably one of my all-time favourite lines from the Harry Potter movies, and I’ve always wanted to make some creepy Leaky Cauldron-worthy soup. So because I can blog about it, I decided to give it a go!

Harry’s journey on the Knight Bus is absolutely brilliant, I mean it’s a magical purple bus with a careless attendee and a talking shrunken head! As well as a fast old man driver. I think it’s one of the coolest sets in all of the movies, and always looked over – but look at  how many beds they fit in there – so many! 

I also want to add a little disclaimer – I won’t be posting a bread recipe, so use whichever white or wholewheat recipe you like the best to make the tentacles. I’m not good at making bread, pretty much every attempt fails, so just follow my sculpting advice, not my actual bread *face palm*. I can’t make bread, it’s a well-known fact ok?

You’re going to want to pop your oven on to whatever temperature is on your bread recipe to start with, and you’ll need a blender. I used nifty stick blender, but a NutriBullet, or some sort of smoothie/soup maker will work. Continue reading ““Eat it before it eats you” Soup – A Wizarding Wold Recipe”

Dean Winchester’s Apple Pie – A Supernatural Recipe

If you can think about pie, without thinking of Dean Winchester, then clearly you have a problem and need to take a hard look at yourself. Just kidding. But seriously Dean’s love for pie is so famous, it’s canon, and I love it. What better dish to sit down and Supernatural marathon with, than this here – Dean’s Apple Pie.

Obviously as always, this recipe is Vegan and ridiculously easy to make. This pie should serve eight people and you want to set your oven to 200ºC. Continue reading “Dean Winchester’s Apple Pie – A Supernatural Recipe”