Sophie from Most Magical Guides
Making Delicious Disney Food at Home! - Part Two
Welcome to Part Two of Making Delicious Disney Foods at Home! As we learnt in Part One my Walt Disney World trip for this September was sadly cancelled, but I decided to make some of the awesome foods I would have been enjoying whilst there at home!
In Part One I made the Lighthouse Sandwich from Columbia Harbour House, LeFou's Festin from Be Our Guest Restaurant, the Loaded Slaw Dog from Casey's Corner, Crispy Tofu with Potato Hash from Satu'li Canteen, Bangers and Mash from The Plaza, The Vegetarian Platter from Tangierine Cafe, Felucian Garden Spread from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and an Iced Vanilla Latte from Starbucks! Make sure you check out Part One for all these recipes!
Now I have 8 more yummy Disney dishes for you! Let's begin!
All of the dishes below are plant-based recipes, but you can swap any ingredients you like to tailor these dishes to your tastes.
Avocado Toast from Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian Resort
Avocado toast is one of my go-to staples at home. It can be jazzed up in so many different ways and I knew that the Grand Floridian Cafe would do something to elevate this humble dish to something special!
At home I love to add some texture and spice to my avocado toast so here are the ingredients I use to do just that!
I mash the avocado then add salt, pepper, chilli flakes and nutritional yeast before stirring together. I toast the bread and then add the avocado mix on top. I then sprinkle on some seeds and drizzle on the sriracha mayo for a kick!
So quick to make and super tasty! This certainly makes what could be a boring dish full of flavour!
Power Breakfast Bowl from Capt. Cook's at the Polynesian Village Resort
As I mentioned in part one of this blog series I love a good breakfast bowl! At Capt. Cook's at the Polynesian Village Resort you can get the Power Breakfast Bowl. That sounds like something that would set you up for the day!
To make this at home I used:
Birds Eye Green Cuisine Meatballs
To make the tofu scramble I pressed a block of firm tofu to squeeze out the moisture. I love the Tofuture tofu press (which you can purchase it here). I leave the tofu in the press and put it in the fridge for a few hours to allow it to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Once ready I crumble the tofu up so it resembles scrambled eggs. I put some oil in a pan and once it is hot I add the tofu. I let it brown very slightly and then add a range of spices to give some awesome flavour! I like to use turmeric (which also gives a great yellow colour to the tofu), cumin, black pepper, nutritional yeast and garlic powder. I cook this for just a few minutes and then as I remove the pan from the hob I add a dash of kala namek, also known as black salt, which gives an eggy taste.
To prepare the potatoes I chopped up into large cubes and put into the microwave for 4 and a half minutes to soften. I then sprayed them with oil and put in the oven for 20 - 25 minute, until golden. The meatball join the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes.
Whilst everything is cooking away in the oven I heat the onions and pepper together in a pan for 5 - 8 minutes until they are soft.
I layer the bowl starting with the tofu scramble at the bottom, then the potatoes, the onion and peppers and then crumble the meatballs on top.
This dish is super filling and a great way to get you set for the day ahead!
Asian food from Yak and Yeti at Animal Kingdom
I love Asian food! You get to enjoy such amazing flavours and a huge variety of different cuisines. Yak and Yeti has a large menu so there is always the struggle of what to order!
For this I cheated and ordered from Wagamama's! Although these sorts of dishes I could have made myself they just don't taste the same!
I couldn't choose between dishes so I ordered kids portions of a few options (this is a top tip for all the other indecisive people out there!). This is the mini yasai yaki soba and the mini yasai ramen. The noodles were sooooo yummy!
Layered Veggie Rice Bowl from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe at Magic Kingdom
I have never eaten in Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe before but I had booked to go on the Keys to the Kingdom tour on my trip that never happen and I knew lunch would be at Pecos Bill. By now we all know I love a bowl, so this layered veggie bowl sounded like the perfect lunch!
I love how many different types of cuisine I was able to enjoy this week! That is one of the best things about being at Disney - you can eat a different countries food every day!
To make this at home I used:
Wholegrain rice (I used half a microwave packet, saving the other half for the next dish)
Tinned black beans
Taco spice mix
Homemade Pico de Gallo
I used really simple ingredients from tins and packets I had in the cupboard that didn't need a lot of preparing to cut down on time! I put the mushrooms, peppers and onions into a pan and let them soften. I then added the black beans and the taco spice mix and cooked for a few more minutes. Whilst waiting for this to cook I put the rice in the microwave and made the pico de gallo.
This homemade pico de gallo is so amazing! You can't beat the incredible fresh flavours!
To make the pico de gallo yourself you will need:
Coriander / Cilantro
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
It is as simple as chopping up the tomatoes, onion, garlic and coriander. Adding them to a bowl and drizzling with a touch of olive oil and lime juice before finishing with some black pepper. Easy!
You can find this awesome pico de gallo recipe here!
Indian Food from Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge
I really enjoy Indian food and it is isn't a very common dish to find at Disney so I couldn't wait to visit Sanaa. Sanaa is always rated in the top 3 hidden gem restaurants on Disney property and as we were meant to be staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge there was no way I could miss a chance to dine there!
I have to admit I cheated again! I bought this awesome Indian aloo gobi saag and sweet potato and spinach bhajis from the supermarket Waitrose. I used the other half packet of wholegrain rice left over from the Pecos Bill rice bowl for this dish. An effortless and tasty dinner!
Disney is paradise for burger lovers! Most menus will have a burger option and because of this there is a large variety to choose from.
The great thing with burgers is there are so many different toppings you can add and tailor to your taste. I have made a burger based on the ingredients I had handy at home.
The ingredients I used were:
No Bull Burger
Applewood Vegan Smoked Cheese
Wholemeal Burger Bun
Homemade Broccoli Slaw
This is another great meal to make and it takes less than 30 minutes to do!
First I cut the potatoes into chips. I then put them in the microwave for 4 and a half minutes to soften, before spraying with oil and putting in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, until they are golden. The No Bull burger joins them in the oven for 20 minutes.
A few minutes before the burger is cooked I put some sliced up cheese on top so it can melt. So good!
Whilst the burger and chips are in the oven I make the broccoli slaw. This broccoli slaw featured heavily in part one - it is just so dang good! It is so easy to make and can be put with a variety of different dishes. Because of this I make this almost weekly now!
To make the broccoli slaw you will need:
A Store Bought Coleslaw Vegetable Mix
Hellmans Vegan Mayonnaise
I added the coleslaw mix into a large bowl and then cut up the broccoli into pea sized pieces. I added the broccoli to the coleslaw mix and then added 2 heaped tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 and a half teaspoons of Dijon mustard and a good squeeze of Sriracha mayonnaise. Stir until all the vegetables are covered with the sauce. And it is done! So quick and so yummy!
You can find the recipe I used here!
To finish this dish off I heat up some chestnut mushrooms in a pan until they are soft. I then add some black pepper for some flavour.
Everyone loves a good burger and this was definitely a yummy dinner!
Quesadillas from End Zone Food Court at the All-Star Sports Resort
At the All-Star Sports Resort you will find a plant-based chicken and cheese quesadillas at the End Zone Food Court. At home I made a black bean and sweetcorn version!
These don't look anything special but were super tasty! I was really impressed with how quick they were to make also.
To make these quesadillas I used:
Tinned Black Beans
Taco Spice Mix
Applewood Vegan Smoked Cheese
This meal only takes a few minutes to make! It's perfect for when you need to make something in a hurry.
All you need to do is to gently heat the black beans and sweetcorn in a pan, adding the taco spice mix to coat all the ingredients. Once these are heated I remove them from the heat and lightly spray a frying pan or skillet with oil and place the tortilla in the pan. Add the black bean and sweetcorn mix into the tortilla and top with the cheese. Fold in half. You can fit 2 tortillas in a pan using this method. After a few minutes carefully flip the tortilla to lightly brown the other side.
Within minutes you will have delicious, gooey black bean, sweetcorn and cheese quesadillas!
Cupcake from Sunshine Seasons at EPCOT
Sunshine Seasons offers a seasonal vegan cupcake that I was very excited to try! It is always so exciting when you can find a sweet treat you can eat!
Alas I made do with this vegan chocolate cupcake from the supermarket Asda. It looks very plain but it is really moist, the chocolate is rich and the frosting is delicious! I am sure the seasonal cupcake from Sunshine Seasons is better (doesn't all food taste better at Disney?) but this was a good option in the meantime!
I hope you have enjoyed this series of Disney food at home! Are there any meals you are going to try to make? Leave a comment and let me know! Or if you have a recipe for an amazing Disney dish you've made at home let me know on Instagram @most.magical.guides!