Vegan “Sour Cream” Enchiladas

Who am I even?

We sort of accidentally fell into this crazy vortex of vegetables and really simplified eating and grocery shopping and I don’t hate the side effects one bit.

So here I am, typing up my very first vegan recipe, and it just sounds weird as I read this out loud in my head. “Vegan.” LOL! I just can’t.

Anyway, here we go! AND IT WAS SO TASTY!!

 

I had a serious crave for Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. And being a serious Texan, I know how to throw some of these down without an actual recipe. However, y’all….Y’ALL…I am not a chef, and I don’t really know everything about what I’m doing yet. So don’t hate with the opinions, just enjoy this delish meal sometime. :)

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This made about 8 enchiladas, in a square pan, and I filled them pretty darn full. This is pretty approximate, so just take a deep breath an embrace your inner-mexican food side and go with the flow to see how the tortillas lead you. Here’s what I did:

FIRST—preheat your oven to 425, and grease a square shaped pan (or a 9×13 if you want to make more/stuff them less, or whathaveyou).

Things you’ll need aside from the Enchiladas:

Tortillas (I used HEB’s Wheat)

Square baking dish, or other  baking dish of your choice

An oven

A stovetop

A food processor or blender

Spoons and pans and stuff

 

For the “Sour Cream” Sauce:

1.5 cups of Cashews, soaked for at LEAST 10 minutes (then drained)

1.5 cups of Coconut Yogurt

2 shakes of Cumin

10oz can of green chilies with their sauce

Water IF NEEDED to thin things out, but you may want to just eyeball this. No more than a quarter cup most likely-ish.

 

Dump all the things into your food processor, blender, etc. and BLEND THAT JUNK! Set to the side.

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For the Filling

I chopped up:

1 cucumber

1 tomato

Half a yellow squash

(Because I had random bits of things leftover from lunch)

—And sauteed them in a tiny bit of EVOO and a WHOLE LOTTA lime, on the stove top. In the meantime, I rinsed a can of black beans, and chopped up an avocado (OH YES! I SAID IT! To go INSIDE!! It’s so good and creamy, just do it and you’re totally welcome.)  I also added a handful of Vegan shredded cheese and some giantly huge spoonfuls of the sauce and gave it a good stir, by hand.

 

When the filling is done, take your square pan (or whatever you are using) and coat the bottom with a thin layer of your sauce. Then, just fill each tortilla, roll it up, and dump all the rest of the creamy non-dairy sauce of joy onto all your enchiladas!

 

SOOO at this point, I just threw it in the oven for about 22 minutes (don’t judge me, I was also boiling corn). I read later that it’s a good idea to keep in moisture, to cover it in foil for at least half the cooking time but I definitely did not do that. Sorry, enchiladas.

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I served everything with refried beans and corn. I was going to make street corn but then remembered that I am not an overachiever when it comes to dinner time, laughed, and then went on my way.  The beans were a bit heavy so I think next time I’ll slice up some fruit instead.

All in all, this was a family hit, so we will repeat this again soon.

Let me know if you make this! And if you have any other Mexican Food Recipes I should try!

 

thanks bff!

LOL!

just found this in my drafts so i’m totally posting it now. and…re-answering!

 

ok you have to think of one word for each answer!

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your significant other? office
3. Your hair? greyish
4. Your mother? meow
5. Your father? hilarious
6. Your sibling? entertaining
7. Your dream last night? forgotten
8. Your favorite drink? refreshing
9. Your dream/goal? kindness
10. The room you’re in? open
11. Your fear? irrational
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? loved
13. Where were you last night? movie
14. What you’re not? allergy-less (hahaha)
15. Muffins? daybreak
16. One of your wish list items? boots
17. Where you grew up? cray
18. The last thing you did? drank (HAHAHAHA that sounds so bad…)
19. What are you wearing? comfy
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pet? non-existent
22. Your computer? adequate
23 Your life? full
24. Your mood? sleepy (is that a mood?)
25. Missing someone? content
26. Your car? red
27. Something you’re not wearing? scarf
28. Favorite Store? sur la table
29. Next summer? happy
30. Favorite color? purple
31. When is the last time you laughed? now
32. Last time you cried? singing
33. Four places I go over and over? target, rosas, sister’s, whole foods
34. Four favorite foods: almond butter, sandwiches, fried eggs, ice cream
35. Four places I would rather be right now: asleep, movie, disney, hotel

like auntie, like niece.

(disclaimer. sorry these pictures are going to be random sizes and not all the same. i know. it bothers me, too. we will get through it together.)

 

so. i’ve been noticing that my niece, izzy, has been making this face, in every picture lately.

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funny, right? i know. she’s a HAM! and i always think, ‘where does she come up with this stuff??” because it’s been my observation that kids at this age are like sponges.

but then i started realizing this:

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and these.

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and oh, wait for it….

THIS.

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you. are. welcome.

family time

last sunday, the bryant-three got together with our respective spouses/kiddos and had an amazing feast of enchiladas and tamales. i absolutley love these times getting to catch up be silly…these days it seems that we always get an episode of elmo’s world, or sesame street in for the little girls, too.

it amazes me how fast my nieces are growing up. they will both turn two in april and every time i see them, they have changed, and learned something new. i am so proud of them!

 

(ruby left, issy right)

it’s sort of crazy to think that for the first time in my life, the possibility of having kids myself is real. i was never that little girl that dreamed of her wedding or had china patterns and colors picked out by the time the man of my dreams proposed–or had kids names picked out for both boy and girl.

don’t get me wrong, though. planning our wedding was seriously awesome. i had some of the best times dress shopping, looking at jewelry and not to mention just getting poured into by jana and larry, who disciple us and who helped us (and continue to help us) process through this thing called marriage.

we are definitely, positivley, very much in our honeymoon phase and i love it. ha! being married has been on one hand so natural, and on the other a totally weird (but good) transition. i have loved going to work together, coming home together, making meals together, playing video games together—it’s just awesome. no more saying good bye at night!

with all these new things happening in life, i am vowing to blog more and keep things updated this year. we’ll see how it goes. :) we just got back from greece and london and i have lots of stories to tell, not to mention…i haven’t ever written much about africa!

love to you all. thanks for reading!