Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Tasty Quesidilla Ideas!

After posting the last recipe I started thinking about how often my family eats quesidilla's and all the different varieties of them. Quesidilla's are very quick and easy, and kids love them(I think most adults do too!) But let's face it, the same old, same old can get quite boring after a while. The good news is there are so many different variations when it comes to quesidillas that this never needs to be a problem!
The most basic for my family is just plain cheddar cheese on a flour tortilla. I like mine browned crispy on the stove top while kids don't seem to mind them soft from the microwave. For a more adult version I often will put tomato slices and either green or red onion in mine. Sometimes I will add some canned diced green chili's.
Another favorite variety here is to use Jack Cheese between two corn tortillas again cooking on the stove top, then slice with a pizza slicer into four individual slices, yum! I will add the canned green chilies to these often as well.
You can use just about any cheese and either corn or flour tortillas and make up your own! I occasionally use mozzarella when I run out of the others. I have used black beans, red beans, and pintos. The possibilities are endless!!
If you happen to be a meat eater, you can add chicken(I used to like the fajita style!)
Cheese is the only thing that keeps me from being Vegan rather than Vegetarian. I don't drink milk, very rarely use eggs(and when I do, they're from my own chickens), and have found suitable replacements for most other dairy products. But Vegan cheese in my opinion, leaves ALOT to be desired! So for now I do eat regular cheese, and LOTS of it!!
If you have any favorite quesidilla recipes or ideas, or happen to know of a suitable vegan cheese, share here!


Ruby Red Vegan said...

I've gotten so used to not eating cheese, I barely think about it anymore! I usually don't make things that call for vegan cheese substitutes, but I've heard many good things about Teese, a brand-new vegan cheese on the market. You can order it online at veganessentials.com. I haven't tried it but I heard it melts!