Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Eats

Today was supposed to be Raw Food Tuesday, my once-a-month raw food cleanse. But I spent all three weekend days at the Beale Street Music Festival (where I saw Fall Out Boy, Snoop Dogg, and Rise Against!), and that meant no time for shopping at Whole Foods. For raw days, I usually have to buy bulk raw nuts at WF, and that's a good 20-minute drive from my house.

I did, however, get a chance to stop by the downtown farmers market on Saturday morning before heading to the festival. I picked up some delicious-looking rainbow chard and some rustic sweet potatoes from my pals at Dodson Farms ... and those items were just what I needed to make Show Me Vegan's Sweet Potato, Chard, and Mushroom Vegan Quesadillas:

For some reason, I can't get enough of Lisa's quesadillas. Every time she posts a quesadilla recipe, I have to make it. These were so amazing! They're stuffed with mashed sweet taters, sauteed baby bella mushrooms and chard, kidney beans, chipotle, and Mexican spices. The recipe is here.

I'll squeeze a raw food day in soon, I promise. But I don't regret skipping out on it today. These quesadillas were so worth it and super-healthy with all those veggies stuffed inside.

21 comments:

Celine said...

don't blame you for skipping it, the pictures alone are making me feel ravenous. rowr.

Recipe man said...

yes this i can understand. the food looks so good so hard to not to drool :-)

shelby said...

Now I want a quesadilla...at 6am ;)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

The festival sounds like a lot of fun! It's getting to be that time of year when St. Louis has lots of outdoor music too. So glad you liked the quesadilla!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh dang, that looks SO good.

Sophia.Pflieger said...

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pixiepine said...

I am a quesadilla fiend myself. Those look great. The Compassion Over Killing site has a recipe for a super easy chikpea-based quesadilla that is really yummy too.

I would defintely recommend some raw sushi next time you do a raw day. It is so good! I have a great recipe from Eating Without Heating if you'd like it :)

Kiersten said...

those sound awesome

A said...

Those look SO GOOD! And VERY appropriate for Cinco De Mayo! Also, how was Snoop live?? I follow him on twitter. Don't actually listen to his music but his tweets are always entertaining! :)
-A

jessy said...

i'd totally skip a raw foodz day for one of Lisa's quesadillas! mmmmmmmmmmmm! it looks so darn good, Bianca! hooray for some local chard 'n sweet potatoes! yay!

aTxVegn said...

I saw those quesadillas on Lisa' post and man, they still look great. Sweet potatoes and mushrooms together just sounds fantastic.

Erin @ VatC said...

Yummy food! Looks amazing!

What kind of wraps do you use?

-Erin

Gena said...

Sweet potatoes and greens!! My favorite combo!

Cyn said...

That looks so delicious! I love Mexican food so much, especially with beans. Yummy.

The lettuce risotto recipe I posted about on my blog is online here: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/10939
It is an excellent way to use up extra lettuce!

Hello Veggie said...

This look so tasty. I missed out on Cino de Mayo last night, so I'm going out for fajitas tonight. I could eat Mexican food every day!

Gina said...

Ooh, they look yummy! Sounds like you had a fun Cinco de Mayo :)

Mike K said...

We're still a couple months from farmers market season, so I'm a little jealous - the quesadillas look delicious! I'm also jealous that I didn't see Snoop over the weekend :)

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

Those quesadillas look amazing!

Love the pic of your mom on your last post.. and how cool you got to interview Cat Cora and sample her food!

Theresa said...

Yum, quesadillas. I haven't had one of those in AGES. Will have to try out those healthy/yummy looking ones!

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

Yum! Your blog is delightful!

Macie said...

Delicious! Worth skipping raw for, I'd say ;)