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vegan quesadilla

quesadilla

The pepper jack cheese from Daiya sounded perfect for this yummy vegan quesadilla with pinto beans! It’s stuffed with the beans, peppers and tomatoes for a fresh twist and topped with a quick and simple salsa! There are SO MANY variations you can do with this like a mixed bean filling or stuffing it with different kinds of veggies and topping it with some fresh guacamole and vegan sour cream! I find that quesadilla or on a more broad note Mexican and Spanish foods are one of those things that you really miss when you go vegan. I swear everyone thinks it is so hard to replicate them but it really isn’t now that there are tons of vegan cheeses out there as well as easy nut based cheeses that actually melt.

These are SO QUICK and EASY to make!

I pulled these together within a few minutes and the only real waiting part is for the cheese to melt! Isn’t that the best part though?! It does take a bit for it to melt because it isn’t a traditional cheese but that problem is modified with cooking them on low for an extra amount of time so the tortilla doesn’t burn! Definitely try using a bunch of different color variety of peppers because the extra color looks so pretty in this! As you can see from the pictures I stuffed these a little too much because they’re not as thin as regular quesadilla but hey, the more the merrier! Feel free to use a whole wheat or gluten free wrap as well for an even healthier version!

vegan quesadilla

vegan quesadilla

Now, the salsa I made with this is not an authentic “omg I am in love” kind of salsa but a very simple one you can make when you don’t have anything else on hand. I actually used the “salsa” as a seasoning for the beans because I hate when you have smashed beans and they’re too dry so I like to add a little liquid while they’re cooking. You can definitely try adding whatever seasonings you like to it to spice it up a bit!

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vegan macaroni and cheese
In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day here’s a vegan Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich! This was a last minute idea that I came up with after realizing it was national grilled cheese day. It was actually my first forte into vegan macaroni and cheese and it came out surprisingly well and I can’t wait to try out another macaroni and cheese recipe!
vegan macaroni and cheese

 

Welcome to the very first post of Sugar Coated Vegan!

I’ve been thinking about starting a food blog for a very long time and I finally decided to take the plunge and try it out! Although this blog will most likely be based heavily on vegan desserts – my first post is actual one of my favorite dinner recipes; Vegan Baked Ziti. I’m Italian so you know we love our cheese but I can say you don’t miss it at all here. The cashew ricotta tastes just as creamy as dairy ricotta and it is phenomenal! I was actually super impressed with the taste after I made this and I think it would taste even better with some fresh veggies mixed in as well. You could also add your favorite vegan mozzarella cheese to make this dish even cheesier. Feel free to experiment and let me know how it turns out!

All the best,
Alexis
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