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Laura and Jimmy Wong talk movies and make some healthy, delicious alternatives to the gross stuff you often find at movie theaters.

Apple rings

Ingredients

  • 4-5 apples

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Core the apples and then slice them on a mandoline (or slice them thinly.)

  2. Toss with spices.

  3. Spread them out on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate for 3-4 hours or bake at 200 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

Apple rings

Brussels sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1 big bag of brussels sprouts

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Separate the leaves of the brussels sprouts.

  2. Toss leaves in a bowl with olive oil.

  3. Spread them out on a cookie sheet or dehydrator sheet, making sure that they are not touching on another.

  4. Dehydrate for 3-4 hours, or place in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.

  5. Add salt and freshly ground pepper immediately after removing from the dehydrator or oven.

Brussels sprouts

Almond butter cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

  • Almond butter for filling

Instructions

  1. Blend cocoa powder, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a blender or food processor.

  2. Pour into the bottom of mini cupcake liners and place in freezer to set up.

  3. Remove from freezer, add a teaspoon-sized amount of almond butter, then cover with more chocolate.

  4. Place back in freezer until ready to serve.

Almond butter cups
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Transcript

- Welcome back to Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. I actually have a special guest today, Jimmy Wong from Feast of Fiction. And what is your show about, Jimmy? - We make foods from fictional things, so books, video games, movies. If it exists in there and you wanna eat it in real life, Feast of Fiction's got you covered. - That's awesome. - You a big movie fan? - Oh yeah. - Yeah? What's the last movie you saw? - The Titanic. - The Titanic? - Is it not good? Obviously, I don't go to a lot of movies. But when you do go, the snacks are a little dicey at the movie theater. - Have you ever seen them pour the butter on the popcorn? - I have, yeah. - It's disgusting. My mom, one time, brought a bag of popcorn into the movie theater. She just smelled like popcorn. And everyone knew what was happening, but no one was like, "Ma'am, you're gonna need to open your purse." - "I just smell like popcorn, that's me." - "Yeah, that's right, it's my perfume." - So in honor of Mrs. Wong, we are gonna show some snacks that are healthy and delicious and Mrs. Wong-approved. We're gonna start by making some apple rings. We need some mandolins, if you wouldn't mind grabbing them. - [Jimmy] Absolutely. - So we have all different kinds of apples here. You can really use whatever you want. Some people like a sweeter apple, some more tart. We're gonna start out by coring them. Oh God. - I've never seen this happen before. - Neither have I, to be perfectly honest. - [Jimmy] But you know, life's about the adventure. - It is, though. - Should probably take a look at that when you, you're just like, "Yeah, just let me just do "this somewhat dangerous activity staring "out into the nether." - I mean. - [Jimmy] That was a good core. - [Laura] Mandolins are nice because you can get really uniform little rings. - [Jimmy] Mhm. - So we want them kind of thicker because if we make them too thin, when we dry them out they're gonna be like apple chips. Also I recommend using the little safety thing because I have cut my fingers on mandolins many times, in many kitchens. - They're very, very dangerous. - [Laura] You're doing a great job. - [Jimmy] Thank you. - [Laura] You're welcome. - Let me collect these cores outta here. - If you have a juicer, you could juice those cores. - Really? I was thinking of pretending they're cigars or something. - Or you could do that. - I could still be. No, okay. - So if you don't have an apple corer at home, which many people don't. - I don't. - I don't either. You can just mandolin. And then get a little cookie cutter and then just press that-- - Right into the middle? - [Laura] Mhm. - Yikes. And... Look at that. - [Laura] The nice part about this is that both sides are cute. - [Jimmy] Aww. - Now we're just gonna sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon, a little ginger, and I'm gonna Microplane a little bit of nutmeg on here. I'm just tossing it all up to get it pretty evenly distributed. You just don't want all of the spices on one. So now we're just gonna stick these on dehydrator sheet. Most people don't have a dehydrator at home. We're gonna use a tiny one today, it was only $150, FYI, Amazon. But you can also just stick it in the oven at 200 degrees for two, 2 1/2 hours. - Right, I'm excited. - Okay, I'm gonna put these in the dehydrator. - [Jimmy] It kinda looks like an oven, you know? - It's like an Easy Bake Oven. - - Now we're gonna make our Brussels sprout chips. - Interesting, so I love Brussels sprouts. I think they're one of the most delicious. - Do you? - Yeah, absolutely. - Because it's like the big joke that nobody likes them. - What? - So there's sort of a little bit of a trick to this. - Mhm. - Because you know how Brussels sprouts have kind of like a little cone core, so what you do is just keep cutting a little bit higher and pulling off the leaves that'll come off. - Yeah, you're working your way up the Brussels sprout, unlocking more leaves as you go? - That's right. These are gonna shrink down. You're gonna want enough of it that you can be munching on it out of a bowl, satisfy the hunger. - And share with a friend, potentially. Maybe that's the thing, maybe you just need more cool peeps to go to the movies with. I think that's the cause. - You calling me out on being a loner right now? - No, not at all, 'cause movies are expensive. - You calling me out on being poor right now? Okay, I think we have enough. - Okay, great. - Now, just pour a little bit of olive oil here. We just want enough olive oil to evenly coat it. Usually I put a tiny bit on top and then kind of-- - [Jimmy] Oh, do a little toss. - And then we're gonna lay these out on a cookie sheet. - Oh, nice. - So the important thing here is just to make sure that they're not touching, because then they don't crisp up in the right way. - As well, right. - We're gonna stick these in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes. Okay. - How's that look? - That looks great. - Awesome. - I'm just gonna pop this in the oven. - Awesome possum. All right, so the apple rings are in the dehydrator, the Brussels sprouts are ovening it up. We're missing one final snack. - What could it be? - I don't know, I'm feeling a little. - I think we need some chocolate. - [Jimmy] All right. - We are making almond butter cups, which are kind pf similar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Super simple, it's just a couple ingredients. Some coconut oil and maple syrup and some cocoa powder. - [Jimmy] Nice. - And then we're just gonna stir it up. So basically all you need are these little cupcake liner little papers. - They're so cute. Look at this consistency, this is great. - It's phenomenal. You do want it to be a batter, kind of. You're doing a good job. - [Jimmy] Thanks. - You're welcome. So another little trick, lift the little cup and spread it around. - [Jimmy] Oooh. - This is going to ensure that there's chocolate along the sides, so this kinda helps it. - So we're really getting a cup then. - Yeah. - I get it, I get it. - It's pretty much like a dance move. Once we have all these filled up, we are just gonna stick these in the freezer for about five minutes, just harden them up real quick. - Sounds good. - While those are in the freezer, I'm just gonna check on the gummy apple rings real quick. - Oh, please do. I'm just gonna sit here and hope they taste good. They smell good. Mmm, apple rings. - [Laura] You wanna check on those almond butter cups? - These are solidified. - Awesome. - Perfecto. - I'll grab these, let those cool a little bit. - Oooh. Mmm. - This is just store-bought almond butter. You could certainly make your own at home, but this is the quick way to do it. - [Jimmy] A little scooping action, I get it. - And just a little dollup. You can use anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon depending on how much you want in there. Again, it's a good thing to do with friends and family. - [Jimmy] Yeah, that's right. This is really satisfying. - [Laura] Right? - It's almost like you're making little craft projects. I haven't done good arts and crafts since freaking middle school, it feels like. You know what I mean? - I don't know what you mean. I do lots of arts and crafts all the time. - That's true, maybe I should just infuse my life with a little more arts and crafts. If you had to get food at the movie theater and you didn't have a sweet, healthy, cheap option like this, what would you get? - Junior Mints. - [Jimmy] Junior Mints? Nice. - Every time. - All right, one last scoop just to cover it up. And then we're gonna put these guys back in the freezer. In ya go. - So those are almost done, Brussels sprouts are done. I'm about to pull the apple rings out of the dehydrator. And now we're gonna show you how to sneak them all into the movie theater. - Yeah, perhaps the most complex step of them all. Oh, this is nice. Oh, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. - So let's start with the Brussels sprouts. Once you pull them out of the oven, that's my favorite time to spice it up a little bit. I'm just gonna put a little bit of salt and pepper. As far as transporting it. - So yeah, you can just transport these cute little guys inside the theater, tuck it in a pocket, throw it in a purse. And when you're there, unfold it out, and pour it in. - [Laura] And stick it straight in for optimal munching. - Look at that. You can just eat with the rest of them. No one will even know the difference. - Step two is how we're gonna transport the almond butter cups. You don't want to put it in your pocket right here. - No, these guys will melt. - This is gonna melt all up on your body. So we're gonna stick it straight in this Tupperware. - And they'll stack well. And they'll stay pretty frozen, especially if you take them right out of the freezer before you go. Look at that, convenient, little carrying case. ♫ Wa-la-la ♫ All right, so what are we gonna do about these apple rings? - Oh, I'm glad you asked, 'cause this is my favorite one. - Yeah? - If you can't hide it, wear it. That's not a phrase. You might not follow me on Instagram, but I do a lot of fruit jewellery like this. - Oh, look at that. - [Laura] Yeah. - [Jimmy] That is fantastic. - We're just gonna threat them through, and then you can just wear it like this and gnaw on it while you're sitting there. - No one will know any better. - [Laura] Okay. - [Jimmy] Beautiful. - So you could go all the way around if you like, but right now it's just a nice little pendant necklace. - Ah, I like the different colors, too. Because from a distance that could definitely pass for some kind of high-fashion jewellery. All right, so now we have our Brussels sprouts ready to go. And fortunately for us, we also have a cute little purse to stick it in. - [Laura] Don't mind if I do. - Now, these things are a little bulkier, so I don't know, big pockets? Or I mean, you could probably stick it inside like, I don't think back pockets would, oh. - I got it Jimmy, don't worry. - [Jimmy] Wow, you are, that is. - Would Mrs. Wong be proud? - Yup. So if anyone gives you grief, like, "Uh, excuse me man, are you wearing food?" - No, it's art. - Yeah? What's it made of? - [Laura] It's just art, you wouldn't get it, you wouldn't understand art. - You look extraordinarily strong in the upper shoulder region, too. - Oh really? Thanks. - Yeah, I love that cut of that dress. - [Both] And scene. - That's how you do it. I think we need to take our new-found skills to the movie theater and see if we can do it. Heard of any good movies that came out recently? - Um, Dances with Wolves, I heard about. - Yeah, yeah, I think that's actually a strong contender for the Oscars this year. I heard that it's making a great run. - Great, let's go see it, see if it's playing. - Let's do it, let's do it. Which way is the movie theater? - It's over here. - [Jimmy] Over here? - [Laura] Yeah. - Okay, bye guys.