Thursday, June 23, 2011
Totally Vegan Quesadillas
The other night, I felt too lazy to put together the type of grand feast I usually do, so I assessed what was in the fridge.
"We're having quesadillas for dinner!" I announced to W, who was also rummaging around the pantry for ideas. I had spotted a half-full bag of Daiya cheddar shreds and a brand new package of tortillas. W found a can of vegetarian refried beans from Trader Joes and with some homemade salsa, we could have a pretty decent last-minute meal on our hands!
While W sauteed some onions and peppers, I buttered the tortillas, one at a time, with Earth Balance and put them on the skillet at medium-high heat. While the tortilla warmed up, I quickly layered it with the Daiya cheese and some salsa. Folded one side of the tortilla on top of the other and let it sizzle. Flipped it a couple times to get both sides brown and to make sure the cheese melted.
Is your mouth watering yet, because by this point in the process mine was!
To go with these melty, cheesey quesadillas, we made a little bean dip and added the sauteed veggies on the side. Total preparation time? 20 minutes max.
From idea conception to first drool-worthy bite. Just when you think there's nothing to eat, a little teamwork and cooperative brainstorming can result in a simple but wonderful mealtime experience! Every once in awhile it's just plain necessary to have some comfort food with your loved one a cozy Friday night anyway.