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.


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!