Friday, January 20, 2017

Garlic Knots | Voltron: Legendary Defender

"Well, there's only one planet with Veradero Beach, pizza shack looking over the water and the garlic knots and my mom's hugs...(sniffles) I'm sorry. I think this Nunvill is getting to me. I gotta go."
– Lance, S1 EP4, "Voltron: Legendary Defender"

          This mention of Varadero Beach was allusion to the fact that Lance is Cuban, but if anyone had any doubts, Jeremy Shada, Lance's voice actor, confirmed it in an interview (you can watch it here. 2:25 is when Cuba is talked about)! And it sounds like we'll learn more about Lance being Cuban in season 2. 

          So, because Lance is Cuban and mentioned garlic knots, I wanted to give these garlic knots a Cuban flair! There's a popular Cuban condiment called mojo de ajo, or simply mojo, which is hecka garlic-y, so I went that route, but I also thought adding cheese would be yummy, so I incorporated manchego, which is a distinct, oft-used cheese in Cuba. Also, he mentioned the pizza shack, so these knots are made from homemade pizza dough.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Peanut Butter Rover Cookies | Voltron: Legendary Defender

          In "Voltron: Legendary Defender", S1 EP4, we learn that Pidge looooves peanut butter, especially peanut butter cookies (but not peanuts, because they're too dry). She also loves robots, and, for a time, had a precious little floating pyramid named Rover. 😢

"Well, I like peanut butter, and I like peanut butter cookies, but I hate peanuts, they're so dry. Also I sweat a lot, in general, un-related to the peanuts." 
–Pidge, S1 EP4, "Voltron: Legendary Defender"
Haha, okay, Pidge. 🙃

Rover! 😭

Friday, January 13, 2017

Roll Cake Pops | Voltron: Legendary Defender

Happy birthday to Hunk, the teddybear paladin of Voltron's Yellow Lion in "Voltron: Legendary Defender"! Hunk is perfectly voiced by actor Tyler Labine.

          I'm so excited for VLD to return for season 2 on January, 20th on Netflix! To celebrate, I'm making a few recipes for the show, the first of which is for these little roll cake deserts for Hunk's birthday😊🎉.

          In season 1, episode 4, Allura holds a castle-ship "open house" for the Arusians, and there are floating platters of these bright pink and green, be-sticked treats being served. At one point we see Keith spit out some nunvill (aka "space juice") directly onto Hunk who's unfortunately standing across from him. Hunk dips down, and then pops right back up with these little roll cakes on his face yelling, "my eyes!" Haha, what a ham. Keith probably would have spewed again if he'd had another drink. Elsewhere in the hall, we see Pidge sneaking a whole tray of these into her backpack. *wags finger* No, no, Pidge!

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