RECIPE: Quick & Fresh Quesadilla

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If, like me, you’re a HUGE fan of Mexican food then this recipe should be right up your calle (that’s Spanish for ‘Street’… I tried, ok?)

This light meal is great for lunch and it actually is quick; 5 minutes quick.

Ingredients:

2 tortillas (whichever flavour you like best; I’m a huge fan of corn tortillas!)

1 large tomato

1 small handful of coriander (or however much you like)

1 medium mushroom

1/4 jalapeno chilli pepper

1 handful of cheese (I use cheddar but if you’re feeling fusion mozzarella is great too!)

Method:

Start by warming a frying pan with a little oil in it; I use a light fry spray so it’s not too greasy!

Whilst the pan is warming chop your ingredients (EXCEPT THE CHEESE) up on a chopping board; get them all mixed together; the fun thing about this is you can just mix it all up on the board, no need to add a bowl/ extra washing up!

Now your pan should be good and hot – get to making!

Place one of your tortillas in the pan and spread the tomato/chilli/mushroom/coriander mixture onto it starting in the centre and using a spoon to spread it out towards the edges.

Grab your cheese and sprinkle over the top and then place your other tortilla on top like a cute little beret.

After a few minutes CAREFULLY flip the tortilla over (this is tricky so don’t worry if you have spillage!).

All you have to do now is cook on the other side for a few minutes and then slide onto a plate to enjoy.

PRO TIP: Add some guacamole and salsa on the side because they make everything better!

ENJOY!

Sam

Welcome!

This may be the start of something great… but it might also be the start of something that no one wants to read… that’s right. Another food blog. But how does one choose from all the other food blogs out there? What makes MY taste in food and MY recipes so different from someone else’s? Why should you stick around?

All of these questions and we’ve only just begun – it’s kind of intimidating, yes, but hey! Wait! Let’s get to know each other before we make any judgements.

So, let’s settle those questions right here and now. Let me introduce myself. My name is Sam and I love food – just like you do… and everyone on this planet. Yes. I have a taste for food. Vegetarian food, yes, but also tasty, non-rabbit food, and very healthy vegetarian food. I’m trying to sell this to you, ok?

Food is something I work my days around. What’s for breakfast? When’s it time for my mid-morning snack? How soon can I eat my lunch without looking like a pig? You know, the usual stuff every girl goes through every single day. But I also have this love for cooking real food, not junk, but really god-damn tasty recipes that I collect, tweak, come up with when I have nothing else to do but look around on the internet at pictures of house interiors and amazing looking cakes.

So now you know about me, let’s address those questions.

But how does one choose from all the other food blogs out there? The great thing about the Internet is that you don’t have to pick just one. You can follow loads and feel the benefits of people’s creativeness without dedicating your life to just one outlet.

What makes MY taste in food and MY recipes so different from someone else’s? I really believe each person has their own take on what’s tasty, what’s easy and what’s healthy. I like to think that my taste is, without doubt, impeccable, but we all think that about what we like, don’t we? I mean, not everyone has the same love of pickles as I do. So my take on some recipes might just appeal to you too… you know. If you love pickles too! *

Why should you stick around? Well, you don’t have to, but it would be nice if you did. I’m going to post recipes, articles about food related stuff/ health, pictures of food and it’s all going to be vegetarian. But don’t let that put you off – just because there’s no meat, doesn’t mean it’s not sweet (yeah, check out my rhymes and puns… I’m a writer, what can I say?**). 

So there you have it. I’ve laid it all out on the table, pun intended, and now it’s up to you to decide. Stick around, say hi, tell me you love food and I’ll tell you I love food, and then bombard you with pictures of it.

Until next time,

Sam

*Don’t worry, pickles don’t actually feature in any of my recipes… yet!

**Say sorry, Sam. Just say sorry.