5-6 blocks of long-thin cut, Crispy Tempeh Cubes 1 1/2 cups cheezy broccoli (see below) 1 tomato, sliced 1-2 Tbsp Vegenaise OR warmed hummus 1 pita pocket, sliced in half and warmed or toasted
Cheezy Smoky Broccoli: 2 cups broccoli florets 1 Tbsp safflower or extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp water 2 tsp tamari or soy sauce (since this is salty - no additional salt is needed) 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional - see flavor tip above) fresh black pepper - to taste To Make: Saute over medium heat until tender. Steam it: You can also steam the broccoli and toss in the added spices and liquids if you’d prefer. By steaming the broccoli, you can omit the added oil.
Add: Your favorite garlic hummus - splashed with EVOO and warmed up in the microwave.
To Make Pita:
Warm or grill your pita. Slice in half. Add the Vegenaise or warm hummus. Add the tempeh, broccoli and tomato. Allow the warm ingredients to soften the inside of the pita a bit. This can be helped by wrapping the pita in foil and placing in warm oven for a few minutes.
It’s a breezy (and short!) musical ride through Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s fantastic directorial debut and I had an amazing time working with him on it. A big shout out to my core team on this one: Judson Crane - orch arrangements, Son Lux - synth programming, and Jonny Rodgers - featured guitar soloist.
The iTunes version of the album comes with a digital booklet featuring thoughts from Joe and myself, along with pics from the film. And the movie is still in theaters, so have yourself a good night out!
The score for DON JON, written by my dear friend Nathan Johnson, drops today. Get it any way you can.