Friday, June 20, 2014

The Harvey Milk Memorial Oriental Kebab Tortilla Wrap

The Harvey Milk Memorial Oriental Kebab Tortilla Wrap

1 pound chicken breast tenders
¼ cup soy sauce
6 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp grated ginger
6 ounces white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
¼ cup orange marmalade
3 TBS Balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
½ cup left over peas (without sauce)
1 small can of bamboo shoots, cut into slivers
1 pkg tortillas (even get gluten free if you like)


Cut the chicken tenderloins into bite sized chunks. Please be sure to cut out the small white strip! This piece of gristle will only annoy and get caught in the teeth. This is a small task that perhaps no one will notice. However it is just one of the parts of serving that satisfies a slave. You know you have taken this effort to please.

While slave is at it, please, when you are in the kitchen preparing a meal for someone — be happy! Sing to yourself if necessary. This WILL make the food taste better. No one will ever convince slave any different!

Mix the soy sauce, the whites of the green onions, minced garlic, and ginger with the oil. Pour this into zipper bags along with chicken and let marinade. It can sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or best overnight.
Note this is ONE time you do not have to marinade the chicken in buttermilk first!

Make the sauce:
In a medium bowl combine the marmalade with the red pepper flakes. Add the vinegar a Tablespoon at a time stirring it in. You want the consistency of a good dipping sauce. Cover and this can also sit in the refrigerator overnight if you wish.

Clean and slice the mushrooms and shred the cabbage.
Mix the peas and cut up bamboo shoots into the cabbage.

Drain the chicken pieces on paper towels and heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Fry, stirring, until not only fully cooked but also crispy! You want a slight crunch.

To assemble:
In a clean non-stick pan on medium heat, heat each tortilla until warm. They don't have to cook.

Place a few sliced mushrooms on the tortillas, spoon the cabbage mixture on them. Then add some pieces of crispy soy chicken and top with bits of green onion. Then spoon a bit of the marmalade sauce on top.


Fold up the bottom to hold the food in. then fold over the arms to hold it.
This makes a unique street food. It balances cooking traditions from around the world to honor one of our great leaders. Harvey Milk reached out to all of the ethnic groups and genuinely cared for their interests even when it was not politically expedient.

Hope you enjoy this interesting take on different cultures!

Let slave tell you about this leader named Harvey Milk. You do know that he did more than just act as target practice for a deranged man (who was NO relation to me by the way!)

Anita Bryant vs. Harvey Milk! 

Since the award winning movie “MILK” tells so much about the story of Harvey Milk, slave thought it best to focus on just one point. It was a fight that directly effected every LGBT citizen in the country. While portrayed in the film, its importance was a bit watered down in the interests of showing other parts of his life.

                                          Anita Bryant

In the eight years since the Stonewall Riots gay activists had managed to secure several city and county ordinances across the country. These granted a small level of protection for the LGBT citizens.
Then in 1977, a political coalition “Save Our Children, Inc.” formed in Miami, Florida, to overturn one of these county ordinances. The law simply banned discrimination in areas of housing, employment, and public accommodation based on sexual orientation. This coalition was publicly headed by celebrity singer Anita Bryant. She claimed the ordinance discriminated against her right to teach her children biblical morality. It was a well-organized & financed campaign that was the beginnings of “The Moral Majority”. Evangelical ministries from all over the country began to pour money into this effort to flex their growing political might.
At one rally Bryant held up a pamphlet about homosexuality she claimed was being distributed at area high schools (a statement she later had to admit was a lie), and said Dade County homosexuals "are trying to recruit our children into homosexuality"
The statement made headlines, the retraction never did.
Two months before the referendum vote, Bob Green, speaking for Bryant, vowed to lead her cause in all cities in the United States that protected sexual orientation from discrimination, saying that gay activists waged a "disguised attack on God", and Bryant would "lead such a crusade to stop it as this country has not seen before".
The ensuing political fight was a steam roller over the basically unprepared gay supporters.
San Francisco Sheriff Richard Hongisto had campaigned with Miami's law enforcement community to save the protections. When he returned home he said that Save Our Children made an issue of the very existence of San Francisco: referring to the city as "a cesspool of perversion gone rampant". Bob Green expressed doubt that saving San Francisco was possible. Reverend Jerry Falwell spoke at a rally as the vote neared, telling the audience, "I want to tell you we are dealing with a vile and vicious and vulgar gang. They'd kill you as quick as look at you."
In the weeks after the Dade County vote, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, and Palm Beach, Florida and Austin, Texas, all rejected ordinances to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
When the repeal went to a vote, it attracted the largest response of any special election in Dade County's history, passing by 70%.
The goal of “Save Our Children” was to crush the gay rights movement and purge this filth from our country. The defeat of the ordinance encouraged groups in other cities to overturn similar laws. “Save Our Children” with Anita Bryant in the lead became a juggernaut repealing gay rights ordinances in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Wichita, Kansas and Eugene, Oregon. She was on her own “March to the Sea” this time the tsunami was headed right at California. All sights were set on the BIG PRIZE: “The Briggs Initiative” in California.
In 1978Proposition 6” would have made the firing of openly gay public school employees mandatory! Under it's proposed provisions even voting against the initiative was cause for such dismissal.

California state senator John Briggs had been in Dade County with the Bryant group when the votes were being counted. The huge voter turnout impressed him. He had his sights on running for Governor of California. Since California had no such law to overturn, he proposed a law to forbid employing openly gay public school teachers and other workers. The bill also allowed the dismissal of any public school employee for supporting gay rights including voting against Proposition 6, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Briggs named his organization California Defend Our Children (CDOC) to avoid legal problems with a Connecticut charity (who had to sue Bryant's group from using their name). Still the tactics were the same.
What was different was a young newly elected city supervisor named Harvey Milk!

He forged a coalition of activists and mobilized them under the slogan "Come out! Come out! Wherever you are!" to defeat the initiative. In what became the No On 6 campaign, gay men and lesbians went door to door in their cities and towns across the state to talk about the harm the initiative would cause.

At his urging, gay men and lesbians came out to their families and their neighbors and their co-workers.
Today it might be hard to understand the bravery it took for people to “come out”. It was still very much of a heart wrenching decision that tore families apart. If this law passed it would force being fired. The chance of getting another job was historically slim. Harvey knew this and with his patience and guidance led his people through one of the toughest choices of their lives.
The efforts of Harvey Milk can not be exaggerated. This man was ready to stand face to face anywhere and in front of any crowd to debate Briggs. He, more than any other one person should be credited with stopping the tidal wave from “The Moral Majority!”
He spoke in their churches and community centers, sent letters to their local editors, and otherwise revealed to the general population that gay people really were "everywhere". This included people they already knew and cared about. In the beginning of September, the ballot measure was overwhelming ahead in public-opinion polls, with about 61% of voters supporting the discriminating law while 31% opposed it.
slave does not want to diminish in any way the hard work of thousands who fought this discrimination from becoming law. While no one man could have led the battle alone, it took a man of his leadership and determination to galvanize the opposition.
Most political pundits said it was a “fools errand”. Huge amounts of money and powerful forces were poised to simply wash the LGBT's into the Pacific Ocean.
Harvey Milk proved them wrong! 
On election night, November 7, 1978, the initiative was soundly defeated! It even lost in Briggs’ own Orange County, a conservative stronghold.
Not three weeks latter, on November 27th, Milk was gunned down at his office in San Francisco’s City hall.

In this month of Pride let us not forget the brave leaders of every gender, who fought for us and many who gave their all.
We march in their footsteps and we are PROUD!
This slave is so happy to be serving Master Indy.


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon


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