Happy Saturday!! I cannot believe that it's already Saturday. 0_O I want to share with you a recipe that I came up with yesterday for lunch. I didn't have much time to spare before I headed to volunteer with the kids, so I knew I had to concoct a quick and simple recipe within at LEAST 30 minutes!
Fortunately, this enchilada took me about 15 minutes flat! That is--without the baking, which wasn't a problem at all since I was just finishing up getting ready upstairs. In the meanwhile, this dish was a-cookin'.
15 Minute Enchilada
2 large tortillas (I used Brown Rice tortillas)
1/2 can of Cuban style black beans
1 cubed chicken sausage link (optional)
1/2 can of green enchilada sauce
2 green onions chopped
4-5 little sweet peppers (or 1 bell pepper)
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp garlic powder
A little bit of cheese
Pinch of pepper
4 soaked toothpicks
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lay the two tortillas down on a flat surface. In a small bowl, combine the beans, garlic powder, and the nutritional yeast. Spread that mixture evenly on top of the tortillas and then spread all the chopped veggies on top.
I also added the cubed chicken sausage on the veggies but this is completely optional if you want to make this vegetarian. Next, add the cheese and about a few drizzles of the green salsa all throughout.
Don't forget this next step of spraying the pan because I just used foil, and the tortilla got stuck! :P
Now, take the soaked toothpicks and after laying down the enchiladas on the pan, just fold the two ends and secure it with the toothpicks. Make sure they're wet so they don't burn up!
Drizzle the rest of the salsa on top and sprinkle it with black pepper. Bake it for approximately 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on it though because I used my toaster oven and it may differ in a regular oven. After that's baked, take it out and sprinkle it with some cheese on top and bake it for about 5 more minutes.
It's done, and enjoy! This made two big enchiladas, one for me and my sister. :D
Tips for next time:
- I would add 1/2 tsp cumin
- I would spray the pan!
This may be an overload of food photos and re-cap! But I just thought I'd leave you salivating just to tease you. :D
Last night after showing the kids Chronicles of Narnia (Such a greeeeatt movie! I did NOT cry) Greg and I went to Native Foods. It's a vegan restaurant with excellent food. I had been craving it for quite a while now...
I ordered the Scorpion Burger..
In case you didn't know, I have a bad case of mustard-love. As I ate it, I kept drizzling more mustard on top. That's how sick I am in that department! Baaahaha. This is grilled seitan with a bunch of veggies on top, and chipotle dressing.
Greg ordered a really good wrap and I cannot remember the name for the life of me.
He gets shy with cameras occasionally when he hasn't had "his beauty sleep" or has "fish fin hair". :D
I don't know if you're ready for this picture...but here goes nothing!
0_O Bam! It's called the Rose Cardamom Cupcake. It's so pretty and utterly vegan!! But it was WAY too flowery for my taste. I'm not a picky eater, and that's why I still enjoyed it and finished it with Greg. But I do think it would have been even better without too much Flower extract...? Or whatever gives it the strong flavor.
Today I'm off to Valencia near SIX FLAGS!! I'm going with some friends to Elaine's mid-residency concert. This sweet girl is so gifted in her flute skills and this is her OWN concert. How exciting!
Have a blessed day and let me leave a little inspiration here...
If you're that tired woman who feels stuck in life, or you're in a rut of some kind and just don't know how to get out of it, I would like to encourage you with this amazing sweet encounter between Jesus and a woman in Samaria. Check it out! :) Just follow the link and be blessed. It can't hurt. ^_~*
My Question: Flowers or balloons for Elaine? Are balloons even appropriate for this occasion? And have you watched Narnia? What's your favorite scene in the 1st movie? Mine is when Aslan sacrifices himself.... :(