Thursday, March 5, 2009

good evening, clarice

come closer....
closer....
OKAY, that's close enough! now then, tell me. what did miggs say to you?

no-no, not about your hygiene practices. he clearly stated he loved this burrito.

hannibal lecter probably wouldn't like this dish because there isn't any human flesh in it. i mean, i could be wrong because his character was an insanely brilliant man and had a always had a hankering for fine cuisine--so who knows maybe he would like this. (((taking bite)))) yeah, he would.

this is the melting pot burrito i made last night. inside is a medley of spinach, corn, black beans, rice, rotell tomatoes with lime, and some great northern beans. it's all been wrapped up in a rice flour burrito shell and topped with tofutti sour cream, salsa verde, salsa, guac, and some of that lovey-dovey cheez sauce from p. 68 in the ultimate uncheez cookbook. to my knowledge, this dish is accidentally gluten free. when i make something a la melting pot, that just means i've purged the pantry and freezer. on a deeper level, when i look at this gem and meditate upon all the colors and textures involved, i think of our awesome country. awesome in an awesome way, of course. not in that blind ultra nationalist way. i guess if i were that type of person i wouldn't necessarily keep a vegan blog, would i? wait, was that a tacky sentiment? oh well, i'm far from perfect.

but that baby sure was tasty. i piled a little too much on top, so some of the flavors of the burrito were masked by the toppings. it took me going vegan to notice my habit of drowning my food in toppings. every now and then that's fine, but i realize i really miss out on a good culinary experience by not tasting the main ingredients.

9 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

food porn!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

When I clean out the fridge, it never looks this good. Awesome.

shelby said...

I love fridge-cleanout meals! Sometimes...they make the best recipes, like this here burrito! =)

abby of Mia Picolli Piaceri said...

it's amazing how vegetarians could create such delevctable-looking burritos without the chicken meat! Love the food porn ;)

Sal said...

haha i love this post - it's totally made me want to watch silence of the lambs. that burrito looks rad too.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, I love this melting pot burrito! You have some very creative recipes here!

Thank you so much for your comment on the Hamentashen. If you do a vegan version, please do let me know!

Mihl said...

Wow, I need to clean out my fridge too! Looks fabulous.

Chef E said...

I agree 'Food Porn' and a little sloushing of that would be fun! I loved that you said you toured with a 'Spoken Word Queer Ensemble', well that could sum me up if we were to do a show together, I have been accused of being 'different', lols!

Your right we have a lot in common, but I am working on heading towards a more meatless lifestyle!

jrsimon56 said...

I'm a topping maniac, too. But, can't get enough of all the good stuff! Great lookin' burros.