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vegan quesadillas May 27, 2009

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mmm, melty

mmm, melty

Como frijoles? (how’ve ya bean?) haha i crack myself up.

I’ve bean good because I had vegan bean and cheese quesadillas! (i’ll be here all week, folks)

anyhoo, this was the first time either of us had ever eaten or cooked with soy cheese, and it surprised us by tasting and melting just like the real thing. definitely much better than the strange low fat cheese my mom is prone to buying.

this recipe is easy, vegan, and delicious. enjoy!

Vegan Quesadillas serves 2

  • 1 cup shredded soy cheese (we used Lisanatti Soy-sations, a brand that obviously shares my passion for puns)
  • 4 medium tortillas (we used Mission whole wheat tortillas)
  • 1 cup prepared corn and black bean salsa
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 slices pickled jalapeno, chopped and with seeds removed
  1. In a small skillet, heat olive oil.  When it’s hot, add the garlic and saute until browned.
  2. Get 2 plates and put 1 tortilla on each 1.  Use a spoon to spread 1/2 cup salsa onto each tortilla
  3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese onto each tortilla.   Then add the cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno, distributing each evenly between the 2 tortillas.
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese onto each tortilla and top with remaining 2 tortillas.  Microwave each quesadilla for 2 minutes on medium heat.
 

mother’s day dinner May 26, 2009

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now that the whole family had arrived back home, it was time for a belated mother’s day dinner.

Since the mom loves mexican food, and we are big fans of brennar (breakfast for dinner), we decided to make huevos rancheros.

los huevos with avocado

los huevos with avocado

the egg came out overcooked, so it was more hard boiled than the intended poached, but on the whole, a delicious and easy dish.  next time, i would serve it with warmed tortillas, but i forgot them this time.

note: “huevos”=eggs, “jueves”=thursday. just so you don’t, as the mom once did, order “scrambled thursdays” when in mexico.

and for desert, flan! this was our first time making any custard type thing–ie flan, creme brulee, creme catalan, etc.

caramel toppings in place. note the one perfect one, surrounded by ugly ones.

caramel toppings in place. note the one perfect one, surrounded by ugly ones.

while we panicked a bit about the time, and the fact that we had to make them in individual dishes instead of one big one, we decided to go ahead with it.

flan, ready to eat! this is the "pretty one", which we made sure to serve to mom

flan, ready to eat! this is the "pretty one", which we made sure to serve to mom

they all came out weirdly flat, yet delicious. the one pictured is the least flat flan, so the rest of them were like flan pancakes, or perhaps mini frisbees. but they tasted good, which is the most important part.

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