Vegan Enchilada -Nomicon

April 19, 2010 by Keri

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!

Vegan Salad Recipes

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!

Vegan Baking Recipes

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!

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  1. Jennifer (It Ain't Meat Babe) says:

    Oh! I miss those Rice Dream pies! They stopped selling them in Canada for some reason.

    • Keri says:

      Oh no! I wonder why they did that? I heard about them and just had to give it a try- r[ice] cream, cookies, and chocolate = oh yeah!

  2. Danielle (Coffee Run) says:

    Another recipe I’ve been dying to try! Are the chickpea cutlets a VCON recipe?? I remember those being really good 😀

    Enjoy your eveninomicon (evening?) hah not funny…

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    yum and yes to eating this all the time: salad with fresh mandarins, pecans, and poppy seed dressing

    i feel that way about raw brock or cauli. i eat a RIDIC amt of it. Fiber much? not a problem for me LOL

    • Keri says:

      Yum, yeah I love broccoli and cauliflower too, both raw and roasted. I think most of us veg bloggers are good in the fiber department. 😀

  4. Andria @ Veg is Sexy says:

    Looks yum! Let us know what you think of the pie!

    • Keri says:

      Omg, it’s divine. Seriously, yum! Like mint chocolate chip ice cream with cookies thrown in – oh yeah!

  5. This looks great! Ha! I tried that Rice Dream treat last week. It was delicious!

    • Keri says:

      Yeah, wow, that was SO good. Haha. If I had a whole box of those in the house it could get dangerous!

  6. Amanda says:

    Your enchiladas look soo yummy! I’ve also flagged them and never got around to making them, it’s always easy to try them once someone else reviews them – so thanks for being that someone!

    • Keri says:

      I’m the same way with seeing something on someone’s blog and remembering that I wanted to make it, so you’re welcome! 🙂

  7. Please tell me more about this poppyseed dressing! Is this homemade? Looks amazing!

    Of course I’d get all over those enchiladas as well, and lucky for me I have the book so I just might 🙂

  8. Oh and as far as v-con recommendations I’ve only had the chance to try a couple of things: cornmeal crusted tofu and mushroom gravy, both excellent. High on my list of to-try is the samosa stuffed potatoes, oh man!

  9. Amy says:

    Glad to hear the the enchiladas were good. I’m growing both kale and potatoes in the garden this year so I will definitely have to try them. I’m sure I’ll be looking for ways to use kale other than just sauteed which is what I always do.

    I would suggest the Pumpkin Baked Ziti. It takes awhile but was excellent. Also the basic cheeze sauce is fantastic. I make it all the time. I made the Spaghetti and Beanballs not too long ago. They were good but a little mushy. Not sure if I did something wrong or if that’s just how they are.

    • Keri says:

      Have you ever tried the crispy sesame kale from Vegan Yum Yum? It’s baked in the oven and makes a sort of salty snack out of kale. It’s pretty good! My husband calls me out on my love of kale though- I stick it in pretty much everything- tacos, pizza topping, you name it, I’ll kale it. 😛
      Thank you for the Veganomicon recommendations! 🙂

  10. Tony says:

    Yum, yeah I love broccoli and cauliflower too, both raw and roasted. I think most of us veg bloggers are good in the fiber department. 😀