Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking
by Kathy Bejma

 

I love Ahsoka Tano. She is one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters, EVER.

What hasn’t she done?!

She was discovered by Master Plo Kloon when she was a super duper cute little youngling, and her story only gets better from there. We first meet her in the Clone Wars movie as Anakin’s Padawan. Her sassy attitude earns her the affectionate nickname “Snips.”

She’s a lady who not only thinks for herself, but is also compassionate, brilliant, resourceful, and wise beyond her years. She was a commander in the Clone Wars until she was framed for murder by Bariss. She professed her innocence, was unwavering in the truth, and fought for justice, even though that meant working with Ventress.

After her name was cleared (with help from Anakin), the Jedi Council offered to let her rejoin the order, and she refused! Her faith in the Jedi was shattered when they didn’t believe her, and had no intentions of giving her a fair trial. She turned her back on the Jedi, and chose to follow her own path (*high five*).

Thankfully, this helped her to survive order 66. After the Galactic Empire came into power, she went into hiding and became a spy for the rebels, using the code name “Fulcrum.” She fought Darth Vader (fully aware that he was once her master Anakin), spent some time in between realms, and was eventually saved by Ezra. Later on she teamed up with Sabine to find Ezra when he went missing.

I liked the idea that was floating around for a little while, that she had been reincarnated as a wolf. Unfortunately, Filoni cleared up those rumors. But at least he did it with a pretty cool drawing.

Maybe at some point, we’ll get to see a live-action Ahsoka…? A fan can dream.

This recipe for Ahsoka Tano Milano Cookies, is best enjoyed while binge watching all 6 seasons of the Clone Wars, all 4 seasons of Rebels, or while spending an afternoon reading E.K. Johnston’s excellent novel Ahsoka. Love you Snips!!

Ahsoka Tano Milano Cookies

Makes 22 sandwich cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 oz dark chocolate chips
  • zest of one orange
  • liquid blue food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • clean (or new) paint brush
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs, and the egg white one at a time, mixing after each addition.
5. Add the vanilla and continue to mix.
6. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
7. Scoop the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip.
8. Pipe the batter onto your prepared baking sheet, into 2-inch long strips, about an inch wide.
9. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
11. While your cookies are cooling, make the chocolate filling: Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl (glass or ceramic) and microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted and smooth, stirring after each interval.
12. Stir in the orange zest, and allow to cool for a few minutes.
13. Using the back of a spoon, or an offset spatula, spread the orange chocolate mixture in a thin layer onto the flat side of one cookie, then place the flat side of another cookie on top, making a sandwich.
14. Repeat with all remaining cookies.
15. To make Ahsoka’s montral pattern, place a few drops of blue food coloring into a bowl, and add about a tablespoon of water.
16. Using a clean brush, paint blue stripes onto each cookie in the same pattern as Ahsoka’s montrals.
17. Enjoy while following your own path.

 

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

 

The only complaint I have about Rogue One, is that it needed more Moroff. He’s the fluffiest mercenary on Saw’s team! He doesn’t say much in the film, but apparently the vocoder he wears on his face, translates his grumpy, rude comments into much kinder pleasantries.

He looks like he’s closely related to Wampas, which might explain his grumpiness…? He’s strong and handy with a weapon, making him an asset to any team. Good thing he’s working AGAINST the Galactic Empire.
Did Moroff make it out of Jedah City unharmed? My heart tells me “Yes.”
To honor the coolest member of Saw’s militia, and a rebel with far too little screen time, let’s all enjoy a batch of S’Moroffs.
S’Moroffs

Makes 16 bars

Ingredients:
  • 1 sleeve (9 full) graham crackers
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows (I recommend Dandies)
Instructions:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8X8 pan with non-stick spray, and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Crush the graham crackers and transfer to a large bowl.
3. Add the sugar and melted butter and mix together.
4. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of your baking pan, using the bottom of a glass to really press everything down.
5. Bake for 5-7 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
6. While your graham cracker base is cooling, make the ganache: Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl (glass or ceramic).
7. In a small pot, heat the cream until it just begins to simmer, and small bubbles form around the edges.
8. Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for about a minute.
9. Stir the mixture until it becomes creamy in texture and uniform in color.
10. Once your crumb base has cooled, pour the chocolate ganache on top, and spread it out evenly.
11. Place the pan in the fridge until the ganache is firm, about 10 minutes.
12. Place the marshmallows on top of the ganache, covering as much of the ganache as you can, but keeping the marshmallows in a single layer.
13. Either place the pan under a pre-heated broiler in your oven to brown the marshmallows, or use a kitchen torch to toast them.
14. Cut the bars into squares and serve immediately.
15. S’More S’Moroffs, anyone?

Use the Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

 

Mon Calas have always been vital assets to the rebel alliance, especially Prince Lee-Char, Nahdar Vebb, and from the cold side of the planet, Raddus. But the most famous Mon Cala citizen has to be Admiral Ackbar. Even though he doesn’t show up until Return of the Jedi, he still feels like a major character in the original trilogy. He’s an excellent commander, who makes plenty of hard decisions, and I wouldn’t have anyone else informing me that “It’s a trap!”

After being freed from Imperial Slavery by Juno Eclipse, he joined the Rebel Alliance. He also successfully recruited all of Mon Calamari to the cause. He fought in many battles and played a major role in securing the New Republic, after the Rebel victory on Endor. He’s also an AMAZING singer! Who knew?!
Which makes it all the more sad that he won’t be back for episode 9. :’( I can’t lie, his death hit me pretty hard. It was just so sudden, and I love Ackbar! As relieved as I was that General Organa was okay, it barely took the sting out of losing Ackbar. *sigh*

Admiral Gial Ackbar, I salute you with a batch of cheesy goldfish crackers, shaped like your face.

Admiral Ackbar Crack-Ars

 

Makes 18

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz (or 1 standard-sized bag) extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 Tablespoons ice water
Directions:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the cheese, butter and salt.
  2. Add the flour, and mix until pebbly.
  3. Slowly add the ice water, and mix until the dough forms a ball. You may not need all the water.
  4. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic, and place it in the fridge for half an hour.
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  7. Divide the dough into 4 pieces, and roll each portion to about a 1/4″ thick.
  8. Using an Ackbar cookie cutter, cut out your crackers, and transfer them to your prepared baking sheets. With this particular cookie cutter, I used one side to cut the shape of Ackbar’s Head, then I flipped the cutter over and stamped his face on top of the shape.
  9. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until puffed and browned at the edges.
  10. Place on a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  11. It’s been an honor snacking with all of you.

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

 

In my humble opinion, Padmé Amidala isn’t recognized for how important she really is. She’s a huge part of the Star Wars saga! She was a clever and compassionate elected queen at age 14, she worked closely with, and then against Palpatine once she figured out he was up to no good (sparking the Rebel Alliance)she married Anakin (his fear of losing her is what drove him to the dark side), and she’s the mother of Luke and Leia. Without Padmé, the Star Wars universe would be a lot more boring.

She’s also the most fashionable senator of all time. Sure at one point in Attack of the Clones, right after she survives an assassination attempt, she’s wearing a wicker garbage can from Pier 1 on her head, but that just shows she wasn’t afraid to take chances and improvise with what’s laying around in her room! My favorite Padmé outfit is the one she wears to the droid factory on Geonosis. That fleece cape is really great, too bad it gets lost before the battle (that she was on top of). Poggle the Lesser probably kept it for himself. A close second would be the first outfit we see her in, because it has glowing orange fire balls around bottom of her skirt. So awesome!

In The Clone Wars cartoons we get to see how cool and smart Padmé really is. She was a fearless public servant, and really dedicated her life to the greater good. Remember when she defended Ahsoka against murder charges? She’s a powerful ally!

She also has one of the best deleted scenes from Attack of the Clones. That picture in her bedroom where she’s swaying back and forth with “Sweetheart,” the orphan alien that died? *chef finger kiss* LOVE IT

My point is that Padmé is an important, strong, inspirational character that deserves more than to just die of a broken heart and be forgotten. Luke does ask Leia about their mother in Return of the Jedi, but not nearly as much as he asks Uncle Owen, Obi Wan and Yoda about his father. And if you look at Luke and Leia, they both take after Padmé much more than Anakin. Fighting for the greater good is in their DNA!

Padmé is a relatable example of someone who can make a real difference in the universe, even if they’re not a force sensitive, laser-sword carrier. Let’s honor her with a delicious dish, shall we?

Pad-Thai-Mé 

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz dried stir-fry rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (14oz) tofu, drained, patted dry, cut into thin small squares
  • 2 carrots, peeled & shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 scallions, thinly sliced, greens & whites separated
  • 2 Tablespoons peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, and add the noodles.
2. Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and allow the noodles to soak for 8 minutes.
3. Drain and set aside.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, Sriracha and brown sugar. Set aside.
5. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
6. Add beaten eggs, and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
7. Cook eggs until they’re set, about 1 minute or so, then transfer to a cutting board.
8. Roll eggs into a loose log (careful, they’re hot!) and slice into thin strips. Set aside.
9. Add 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil to the pan, and heat.
10. Add tofu slices in a single layer, and cook until browned on each side, about 7 minutes all together, flipping halfway through. Set aside.
10. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil to the skillet, and heat.
11. Add carrots, garlic, and scallion whites to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
12. Add lime juice mixture, and bring to a simmer.
13. Add noodles and cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute or so.
14.  Add eggs & tofu, and gently toss to combine
15. Divide between 4 dishes, and sprinkle with scallion greens, peanuts and cilantro to serve.
16. Enjoy while fighting for liberty in a fashionable outfit.

 

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

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I happen to like nice men, and Han Solo is a nice man… occasionally, when he’s not acting like a scoundrel. But at least he’s a scoundrel for the good guys!

With the new Solo movie coming out really soon, I thought I’d take a moment to honor all the different versions of Han. There’s reluctant hero Han from A New Hope; noble, fluffy-haired Han from The Empire Strikes Back; troop commanding, jealous of Luke (when it comes to Leia) Han from Return of the Jedi; and grumpy old man, back to his old tricks Han from The Force Awakens.

But one of my very favorite versions of Han, isn’t even called Han at all! It’s Ham Salad from Hardware Wars.

In another part of the galaxy, later that same day, Ham Salad along with a brown Cookie Monster named Chewchilla, Fluke Starbucker, and Augie “Ben” Doggie, pilot their flying iron through light speed to save Princess Anne-Droid from Darph Nader. You bet your asteroid Ham is the same ace mercenary pilot, and intergalactic wise-guy, he’s always been. But this time he’s much more willing to follow Anne-Droid’s lead. The whole thing is perfectly 70’s (awful special effects), and still really hilarious to this day. Ham Salad has all the best lines (“Take it easy kid, it’s only a movie!”) and I especially like his weapon of choice: a laser-shooting electric drill!

As much as I love the many different versions of Han SoIo, I’m really look forward to seeing young, ambitious Han (and super smooth Lando) on May 25th!

Serves 4

Ingredients:
• 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
• 2 cups cubed ham or 4 veggie hot dogs
• 1 cup diced celery
• 1/4 cup diced onion
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/4 cup relish
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:
1. Hard boil your eggs first by placing them in a small pot, covering them with water, and bringing the water to a rolling boil.
2. Once the water is boiling, remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid, and allow the eggs to sit for 10-12 minutes, before removing to an ice bath to cool completely.
3. While your eggs are cooling, process the ham cubes or veggie hot dogs in a food processor until spreadable but still kinda chunky.
4. Add to a bowl along with celery, onion, mustard, chopped eggs, relish, and mayonnaise.
5. Fold together with a spatula until everything is evenly distributed.
6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Spread onto slices of white bread, or scoop with crackers.
8. I’ve got a GOOD feeling about this!

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

There’s not a whole lot to say about Dewbacks (other than they’re pretty cool), so I’ll just leave you with this beautiful poem written by stormtrooperpoet

Dewback

Dewback in the desert

Twin suns of Tatooine scorch the sand

Sandtrooper rides atop

 

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Here’s to all the Dewbacks we’ve known and loved.

Mountain Dewback Cupcakes
Makes 24
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Mountain Dew
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
For the frosting:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Mountain Dew
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 a lime
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Green sanding sugar
Directions:
1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups, and set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add lemon and lime zest, and continue to beat.
5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with Mountain Dew.
7. Add lemon and lime juice, as well as the lemon extract, and continue to mix until everything is well combined.
8. Fill baking cups about 2/3 full.
9. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one cupcake, comes out clean.
10. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
11. To make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until it’s light and creamy, about 3 minutes.
12. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon zest, lime zest, lemon juice, lime juice, and lemon extract, and continue to beat.
13. Add powdered sugar and beat well.
14. Add drops of green food coloring until desired shade is reached.
15. Frost completely cooled cupcakes, and sprinkle with green sanding sugar.
16. Enjoy while searching the deserts of Tattooine for a jettisoned escape pod.

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Hello, what have we here? 

Why it’s the leader of cloud city, original owner of the Millennium Falcon, and a man not a system- Lando Calrissian! Who doesn’t love Lando? Out of all the action figures I have, Lando makes up the highest percentage of the population. I’ve got a lot of Landos!

He has the best capes, the coolest BFF (Lobot), and he more than redeemed himself after being forced to betray Han and Leia (BTW, do you think they all sat down and ate dinner with Vader after the trap was sprung? I wonder what space food was served…). The disguise he wore to Jabba’s palace while rescuing Han was super sneaky. Certainly not as sneaky as Leia’s, but it’s a good thing he pulled down his mask a bit, so we could tell it was him! SURPRISE SURPRISE

Despite causing a temporary setback in the rebel’s plan, and almost getting eaten by Sarlacc, he went on to lead the assault on the second Death Star, and fired the shot that destroyed it. It’s hard to stay mad at Lando for long! So let’s all swish our capes, make a bad deal, and sit down to enjoy a nice post-betrayal meal in his honor.

Oh! And Ps -I’m counting down the days until I get to see him wear a big fur coat in SOLO! 
Surprise Surprise, Lando Pot Pies

Makes 2 bowls or 4 mugs 

 
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken, cooked & shredded OR vegetarian chick’n (https://www.quorn.us/products/vegan-chicken-tenders)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
 
Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large saucepan over medium-heat, melt the butter.
3. Saute onions, celery, carrots and garlic for a few minutes until the onions are slightly browned.
4. Stir in the flour, thyme, poultry seasoning, salt, & pepper. Continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
5. Slowly stir in broth and cream.
6. Add nutmeg, chicken, and frozen peas.
7. Continue to cook for another minute or so until everything is evenly combined.
8. Ladle the mixture into individual oven-safe soup bowls or mugs, leaving about 1/2 an inch at the top. 
9. Cut the puff pastry into circles or squares that are large enough to cover each bowl or mug.
10. Press the puff pastry down around the edges of each bowl or mug to ensure it adheres to the edges.
11. Brush the top of each puff pastry with melted butter and slice two slits to allow steam to escape.
12. Place bowls or mugs onto a baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
13. Enjoy while praying the deal isn’t altered any further.

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

In case you can’t tell by his name, Kit Fisto is one of the coolest dudes around.

He’s a Nautolan, which explains why he loves an underwater battle. But even when he’s on dry land, he still smiles like he’s having the best time ever. He’s focused during battle, but clearly knows how to cut loose and have a good time. He’s the kind of Jedi I’d grab a beer with, anytime!

Using his knack for strategy, and super fast swimming skills, he helped the Mon Calamari defeat the separatist-backed Quarren.

He also saved Ahsoka from freezing to death, and force pushed 3PO to safety when he was half Roger Roger droid.

I wish we would have had more time with Master Fisto, before his ultimate demise. Let’s all tip a bowl of spinach linguine in his honor.

Kit Fisto Spinach Linguine

Ingredients:
  • 1lb kale, ribs removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 lb spinach linguine
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat.
2. In a separate small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until the garlic begins to sizzle.
3. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the garlic is soft and light gold-colored, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and set aside.
4. Once your water is boiling, add the kale and cook until the leaves are tender, about 5 minutes.
5. Use tongs to remove the kale from the boiling water, and put them into a blender, or large bowl if you’re using an immersion blender. DON’T drain the water! You can use it to cook the Linguine.
6. Add the garlic, oil, and a little bit of the boiling water to the bowl with the kale.
7. Blend into a thick green puree. Add salt and pepper if needed, and set aside.
8. Add the linguine to the boiling water, and cook for 9 minutes.
9. Drain pasta, reserving a cup of the water first.
10. Place cooked pasta back into the dry pot.
11. Add the kale puree, Parmesan cheese, and a little bit of the reserved pasta water.
12. Toss until the pasta is well coated and bright green, adding more pasta water if needed.
13. Serve immediately with more Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil.
14. Enjoy before a Sith Lord vertically spins through the air at you, while screeching maniacally.

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Star Wars Cooking

by Kathy Bejma

Hello there!
First, let me just say that Obi-Wan Kenobi is #1 on the short list of Jedi I’d make-out with (Alec or Ewan). He’s one of my all-time faves. I love his whole story!  He trained two Skywalkers, defeated Maul AND Grievous, plus he’s got a glorious beard that has always served him well whenever he needed to ponder something.Sure, maybe he should have finished Anakin off once and for all, but we needed him to (eventually) throw the emperor down that shaft.Bad feelings and happy landings all came together to make him a key figure during the Clone Wars and during the following rebellion against the Empire. Han may have considered him to be an old fossil, but he’ll always be the Jedi master of my heart!
These Dough-Bi-Won Kenobuns are the perfect on-the-go snack for the next time you’re riding a giant feather lizard or chopping off arms at Mos Eisley.

 Dough-Bi-Wan Kenobuns

 

 

Ingredients:
  • Tube of Refrigerated biscuits (I used Grands)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Remove the biscuits from the tube and place them on the baking sheet.
3. Using a pair of scissors, cut a beard into the bottom half of each biscuit.
4. Use a toothpick to poke eyes into each biscuit (don’t be afraid to make the eye holes big, they’ll shrink during baking).
5. Using a knife, slice a mouth and hair into each biscuit.
6. Brush the face of each biscuit with beaten egg.
7. Bake for 13 minutes.
8. Enjoy while living life as a crazy old hermit.

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

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Star Wars Cooking

If you’re looking for a great warrior, look no further than Yoda.

He trains younglings, he has a stellar relationship with the Wookiees on Kashyyyk, and he conquered not only his own dark side, but death itself by discovering the secrets of immortality.

So if he’s digging through your bag and decides he wants to keep your flashlight thingy, just let him have it!

He also welcomed Luke (when Luke was at his whiniest) into his home and cooked him a nice stew. Maybe it wasn’t exactly up Luke’s alley, taste-wise, but the gesture of kindness was there.

Judging from the various creatures slithering around his hut, Yoda always seemed like he lived in harmony with other, non-Sith beings. So, I’ve decided to make this recipe completely plant-based. It’ll warm you up after you crash-land in a swamp and give you the energy you need to do a handstand and force-lift rocks.

One thing I know for sure about Yoda: When 900 years old I reach, look as good, I will not.

Yoda’s Stew With Crushed Root Leaf

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup green lentils
1/2 cup dry quinoa
5 cups water or vegetable stock
1 box (26.5 oz) of chopped tomatoes
2 cups chopped kale
Dried oregano flakes

 

Directions:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until tender, about 8 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and sauté another minute or so, until fragrant.
4. Add cumin, ginger, turmeric, salt, lentils, quinoa, water, and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
5. Once boiling, lower the heat and cover the pot to let everything simmer until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
6. Stir in the kale and cook until it’s wilted, 3 minutes tops.
7. Sprinkle with crushed root leaf (like some dried oregano) and serve warm.
8. Enjoy while learning patience.