Vegan Enchilada -Nomicon
Wow, that was my worst cookbook blog post title spin off yet! Today was one of those days that just got away. Do you know what I mean? I usually blog in the morning or afternoon as well as the evening on weekdays and somehow my day never had an appropriate stopping point to sit down and type. Anyway, I started off the day with a wine glass of kombucha; I took many of your suggestions and picked up the grape flavor to try. Oh my goodness, it tastes just like grape soda; talk about a flashback to the 90s! I love it though (I actually have never liked pop… err soda?, but really like kombucha!). By mid-morning I was feeling like a little green juice, so I made my son and I some with water, spinach, a carrot, and an apple. Yum! For lunch the greens made their appearance again in a spinach salad with fresh mandarins, pecans, and poppy seed dressing. I could seriously eat various spinach salads for every meal, every single day!
I’ve been wanting to make these darn vegan enchiladas from Veganomicon for a long time now, and one thing or another keeps getting in my way! To be exact, “these darn enchiladas” are the Potato And Kale Enchiladas With Roasted Chile Sauce (page 162). It was one of the first recipes I was drawn to while flipping through Veganomicon (it doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the prepared recipes pictured), and what’s not to desire about potatoes and kale?! I prepared the recipe exactly as written, except using fresh tomatoes and a little water, rather than canned and the liquid. Along with prep time such as peeling potatoes, roasting the peppers and pumpkin seeds, and such, I’d have to say these enchiladas took me longer than the stated hour. After preparing the sauce followed by the filling, I took to filling my giant tortillas!
I’d spent long enough with all these appetizing smells that I was a little sad they still had to go into the oven for a combined 35 minutes before we got to chow down. The wait was definitely worth it though, because the enchiladas were so delicious! They had just the right amount of heat to be spicy, and yet not too much to be enjoyable. And like I said, how could you go wrong with a potato and kale filling?!
I may have made a little bit of a mess of this giant enchilada getting it onto my plate, but that’s alright. It definitely had enough delicious to make up for what it lacked in attractiveness. Now that I’ve checked this one off my to-make list, I’m going to have to find another Veganomicon recipe to covet. Any suggestions? Well, I hope you all had a great day! I think I’m going to end mine with a little blog reading, maybe a movie, and this Rice Dream Mint Pie I picked up the other day. Actually, I should probably share it because it’s pretty high in the calorie department, but we’ll see!