Monday, August 13, 2012


If you know anything about me you know how much I love cheese. Seriously. I blame it on being born in America's dairy land.

When I decided to incorporate some vegan dishes into my diet I silently mourned the decreasing cheese presence in my life. Which is why I will never go 100% vegan.

I also couldn't try a vegan cheese replacement because I knew I would resent it and would be wishing I was eating real cheese instead.

So I set out to make a quesadilla that would taste delicious and have zero cheese (real or fake).

Enter the sweet potato and black bean quesadilla.

I found a few versions online and just kind of combined all of them with some of my own variations.

I started by puréeing a sweet potato. Since I didn't have time to roast it first I just wrapped it in wet paper towels and Saran wrap and popped it in the microwave. I know the theory that microwaves take away the nutritional value but turns out its just an urban legend. Not that that theory has stopped me before.

After I had some purée I went a little crazy and started adding whatever veggies I had on hand. Corn, black beans, green onions and spinach.

Seasoned it with hot sauce and cayenne pepper.

Let me put in a plug for my most favorite hot sauce.  Use whatever you want, but this brand will definitely do the job.

Then I spread the mixture on a tortilla and cooked it up.

I also made some fresh guacamole to smear on top.

And guess what?

It was good.

I'm not going to say that it tasted exactly like a quesadilla with cheese. Because it didn't. Because there was no cheese. But. It was good. And I didn't even mind that it was sans queso.


  1. I love you. This looks delicious. WHY CANT I BE YOUR NEIGHBOR?! Oh yeah, I live in GA still.

  2. For a split second I thought the title of this post was "Maxivixen" and I was like, "Whaaaaaaaat?" But this looks really good.

  3. hahaha, jacob, that's the best thing I've heard all day.

  4. I dated a Vegas for a few years, and he made some of the most amazing food! I loved when he would cook. That is saying something, because I am not big on food! ha ha! Your Mexivegan sounds pretty good though!


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