Last week was supposed to be the week of Peas...but then I tried a recipea that didn't turn out so well. And while this may sound like I'm too blinded by Mama Pea's greatness to criticize, I honestly don't think it was the recipe's fault.
I tried to make Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache. Heaven, right?! BUT, I doubled the recipe and used a much larger pan, which in hindsight was a bad idea with a vegan blondie. I should have used two smaller pans to keep the consistency the same. Or just left them in the oven A LOT longer The flavor was spot on but the texture was completely gooey and under cooked. Then, I tried to make the frosting ridiculously fast. Silken tofu into hot, melted chocolate = no bueno. Not to mention I'd never used silken tofu before...does it need to be pressed or drained? I was confused.
However, it was only fitting that a recipea fail be followed with such an EPIC recipea win.
from Peas and Thank You, the book
makes 6 flour enchiladas, 8 corn enchiladas
- 1 can (30 oz) green enchilada sauce, divided
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
- 1 jalepeno, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 2 Tb. chopped cilantro
- 1 Tb. nutritional yeast
- Mexican blend cheese and sliced olives, optional, for topping
Nutritional information (per enchilada, with flour tortillas): 329 calories, 7.7g fat (2g sat), 51g carbs (7g fiber), 9g protein
Nutritional information (per enchilada, with corn tortillas): 200 calories, 4.2g fat (1.7g sat), 32g carbs (5.3g fiber), 9 g protein
These. were. the bomb. For real. The lentils had such a creamy texture that it was like eating cheese enchiladas, with a ton more nutritional value! Lentils are ridiculously high in protein, fiber, folate and are a good source of iron. I loved how easy these were to put together, too. I kept trying to make sure I got all the ingredients because it didn't seem like much but simplicity is better in this recipe.
You have no idea how excited I am for leftovers. :)
Except for the fact that the microwave blew yesterday. So heating leftovers will be interesting...yes, I know it can be done in the oven but then I have to heat the apartment and it takes like 20 minutes. It's hard to wait for these babies. ;)
What's your favorite meal for leftovers?
Mine is definitely lasagna. No idea why, but second-day lasagna can easily beat first-day lasagna!