Monday, April 14, 2008

Amazing Amaranth

The Chef: Jenny

The Menu: It is especially difficult to pick a starting point today, as absolutely everything you see on that plate was incredible. So, to take a cue from the title, Jenny made some utterly delicious amaranth, which she flavored and then combined with black beans and corn for an irresistible burrito-filler. On top of that, perfectly braised tofu added another savory level to the meal. And on top of that she added cheese sauce. Freakin' cheese sauce. If there's one thing we vegans (at least the ones at the VNHQ) can't get enough of, it's a salty, rich, dairy-free cheese sauce. Jenny used Galaxy Foods' Cheddar Flavor Rice Slices, nutritional yeast, and a little magic to create this amazing sauce. Oh, wait, that's right, there's more. Fresh tomatoes and avocado balanced out the heaviness of the rest of our burritos, and a light side salad perfectly completed the meal. Gah.

The Goods: So we know that in an entry like today's, (i.e. one that involves cheese sauce) amaranth might not seem like the most exciting part of the meal. But, since this light and lovely grain doesn't get to stand in the spotlight too often, here's to amaranth!


VeggieGirl said...

Avocado makes everything taste better - ESPECIALLY burritos :0)

Mmm, I LOVE amaranth - such a versatile grain!

Kristen's Raw said...

Looks and sounds like another winner!