Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have no doubt been exposed to the zombie mania that has infiltrated popular culture as of late. I survived the vampire craze relatively unscathed, (I tried to like Twilight, I swear, but in my experience the only vampire I have ever taken a liking to is named Angel). However, I can’t say I have been as successful at ignoring its zombie counterpart. There’s just something about zombies that is just so dang cheesy and anyone that knows me is well aware of my affinity for all things cheese. Whether it’s a B-movie or AMC’s Walking Dead, I dig zombie productions.
So when Q and I recently made cabbage rolls, it wasn’t a surprise that the end result made me think of the brains of the undead. We started with a collection of colorful veggies: bell peppers, bok choy, & onions.
To this we added pine nuts and a bit of pesto and mozzarella. We stuffed all of this into blanched cabbage leaves and baked them in foil.
These little fellas freeze nicely and each day at lunch I was able to zap them in the microwave at work and enjoy a hot, delicious zombie brain.
Here’s what they looked like with the added sci-fi photo editing effects:
Now, if that doesn’t change your mind about eating the innards of an undead walker, well, I don’t know what would.