Monday, November 22, 2010

day#22: does your food have a face?

of course your food has a face! mine does, just look at that gnawdorable cutesy pie!
technically speaking this isn't a pie. it's an empenada. seems like every cuisine has its take on the hot pocket. the empenada is the spanish version of america's favorite on-the-go nasty goo stuffed in a pastry shell. unlike the hot pocket, this baby is filled with all sorts of good stuff: black beans, cumin, cinnamon, salt, carrots, onions, jalapeno, corn, and some red pepper. it was a party up in that bidnezz, and a fiesta en mi boca!
i borrowed bits and pieces from a recipe from vegan ronin's blog, and she got the recipe from vegetarian times. i added different kinds of flours and some corn meal for tooth for the dough. it rocked. look how that empenada is drooling!
i had lots of left over filling, so i mixed it with brown rice and topped it with salsa verde from los reyes. when you buy their salsa, they donate part of the funds for the CASA-(court appointed special advocate) program.

i'm dedicating this power lunch to ms. terry hope romero because she's a doll face. i'm so grateful for all of the amazing vegan chefs that make vegan eating one of the best things i've ever done for myself.

3 comments:

Jeni Treehugger said...

LOL! Love it. Empanadas are originally Spanish and Portuguese - just fyi.
:)

Jen said...

noted! i made the change.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I haven't made empanadas in forever! This makes me want to put faces on all my food!