Monday, February 27, 2012

Cashew "Cheeze" Enchiladas

Gosh, I feel a bit slow in my blogging lately. 

Work has been pretty busy... all-day meetings and traveling around has not been good for both the blog and my eating patterns.  Working and blogging are not compatible, especially if I still want to do things worth blogging about, like cooking.  By the time I get home, I just want to unplug.  Blogging what?

To make sure I don't need to cook every night, I make food in batches like this:

Twice-baked potatoes with goat cheese and chives.  Basically, I baked scrubbed and pierced potatoes at 425-deg for about 20 minutes, scooped out the middles into a bowl once they kind of cooled, mixed the mashed middles with a tsp of Earth Balance, goat cheese, and chives, and stuffed it back into the potatoes.  Another 15-20 minutes in the oven, and now I had a salad accompaniment for a few days.

Casseroles have become a staple for sure... one prep = many lunches and dinners.  I used frozen tortillas for this and was surprised they were even still viable from way back when.  I also used the frozen cashew "cheeze" I had left over from mac n' shews.

Even after this, I still have quite the stack of tortillas and vat of faux cheese leftover.  Wonderful???

Before adding the "cheeze," I mixed corn, black beans, and green chiles and put them in the tortillas.  The whole thing was topped off with the enchilada sauce on the right.  I loved this version of sauce because it had a kick (hence the red can)!

Here's the "quality control" piece that I had during dinner.  The cashew cheeze actually worked really well with the rest of the flavors.

Sometimes, blogging feels like another job, but most of the time, it's a job that I don't mind.  Same thing with cooking.  I don't eat out nearly as much as I used to, so although cooking often feels like a job, I love what I learn from it and recreate dishes that would probably be unhealthy and cost me $$$$.

I'm sure I could find more efficient ways to do both.


Paige @ Running Around Normal said...

I've never made cheese out of cashews, but it's such an interesting concept!
These look yummy!

Medical Alarm said...

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I tried it the other night and just had to tell you how much I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing.