Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The photo not taken

A bit like the road less traveled, I guess. Today's lunch looked great. John suggested I take a photo of it. Sometimes, I protested, I just want to eat my lunch without taking a picture of how I made it or what it looked like when finished.

Having eaten what turned out to be a fantastic clean-out-the-fridge meal, I now regret not taking the photo.

What was it? It was a tostada of sorts. The base was a wheat-free, rectangular wrap (soy-based), topped with organic refried beans and a combination of havarti and meunster cheeses. It wasn't overly cheesey, but just the right amount to melt in the oven at 400 degrees. Right before I put the topped wrap in the oven, I used some of the leftover chopped shallot to sprinkle around the edges of the wrap that hadn't had a coating of beans and/or cheese.

While toasting the wrap on a pizza tray in the oven, I chopped up some spinach and made some of my famous (in small circles) guacamole. I use either pre-made salsa or chopped tomatoes, garlic, salt, lemon and cilantro in my guac. Today I kicked it up a notch with some crushed red peppers.

When the tostada came out, I spooned some red salsa I had pureed onto the top, sprinkled the chopped spinach and more hot red peppers on top. Then I scooped out a generous portion of the guac and some fat-free sour cream on the side.

Even John, who said qualifiyingly that he wouldn't eat it (because he doesn't like refried beans) said it looked really good and that I should take a photo.

Well, I didn't. And, it was great. So there.


Cate said...

Love your new pottery - gorgeous, and so striking! Always nice to "meet" a fellow Jersey blogger - aren't too many of us. :)

hereandthere123 said...

Thanks! We're really enjoying it too. There are a few Somerset bloggers, but not foodies like us. Thanks for visiting. Please stop by again soon.