The zombie apocalypse has just hit. Your friends decide to come to your house for the night, before heading out to the safe house the next morning. It’s a long way away, so you guys need a good dinner. You also want to make sure you get rid of all the perishables before you go. The ingredients:
Eggplant, blue cheese, hammour fillet, chicken drumsticks, a watermelon.
– You’re allowed one sous-chef/zombie lookout person.
– You can only use your gas stovetop. The electricity is out in the house.
– You can also use what you currently have in your pantry. Let’s face it; leaving your house to buy groceries is not an option at this point unless you want to join the ranks of the undead or be immortalized on the menu at zombie dinner parties. We won’t judge.
WHO WOULD BE YOUR SOUS CHEF/ZOMBIE LOOKOUT PERSON AND WHY?
I’d like to start by saying that I don’t know why my friends are in my house, they should be with their families if the apocalypse is imminent. But, since they are here, I need to fill their bellies, and fill them well, I will.
The ingredients were very varied and offered a lot of room for creativity. I will take this opportunity to introduce my sous-chef, Siham Nuseibeh. She is a good friend of the family, and I would definitely want her food to be part of my last meal. Why?
She is creative, very health-oriented in her food choices with no compromise on deliciousness. And she makes the best healthy treats from 5STRIPES ingredients. Seriously, the hesserts (healthy desserts) she makes are amazing.
SO, WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
I gave her the ingredients and this is what she came up with.
Note: I did all the manual labor. Siham sat on the stool and laughed/instructed, sharing laughs with the amazing Nur Kaoukji from Ecru, who graciously offered us her beautiful Ecru kitchen pieces, so we could go out in style.
Appetizer: Chicken salad with seared watermelon and crumbled blue cheese with balsamic vinegar drizzle.
Main: Grilled hammour with sautéed eggplant.
Dessert: Dark chocolate coconut brownies, made with ingredients from, (and using Siham’s secret recipes) and 5STRIPES Absolute Chocolate mix from our pantry.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR WEAPON OF CHOICE?
Food of course. Feed them to death, and if it doesn’t work, then eat all the weapons you stored (cough) and hope for the best.
DO YOU THINK THAT YOU COULD SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?
I picked food as my secret weapon, so, no, I don’t think I will survive. But I will die smiling. Long live good food.