Sometimes vegan is appropriate after a booze and meat-filled long weekend, yes?
In other news, this is one of my most favorite new side dishes ever. I made it a few weeks ago for dinner, then I taught it at a cooking class, now I'm showing YOU. It's that good. 3 times in 10 days good.
We had lunch a few weeks ago at one of our favorite local restaurants, Bacon Brothers, and they had a side dish that was kind of like this. It was blackened okra with romesco, and it was SO GOOD. It was a little different than this: we didn't char our okra quite as much and we used fresh tomatoes in the sauce, but both versions were insanely delicious SO if you go to Bacon Bros. before they change the menu try theirs, and if you don't, make your own! Okra is everywhere right now, at least where we live, and side dishes made from super duper cheap local produce just makes ya feel good about life.