Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcome to VeganMoFo!

Hiya! Today is the first day of VeganMoFo! What is VeganMoFo? It's short for Vegan Month Of Food and this whole month a bunch of food bloggers including myself will be posting like crazy all the beauteous deliciousness of vegan cuisine. There are something like 500-ish bloggers participating in this which is just fantastic. This year will be my 3rd year of joining in the celebration. Hope you enjoy! Check out the blogroll for a complete list of MoFo-ers!

Today is also World Vegan Day and to celebrate I made red chile burritos! The red chile sauce is made from dried ancho and new mexico peppers that were rehydrated in water, then pureed and simmered with cumin, oregano and salt to make this lusty brick-red sauce.

These were the fillings for the burritos: tex mex couscous and refried beans. Recipe for couscous below.

Tex Mex Couscous

3 roma tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno
1 TB olive oil
2 TB lime juice
salt to taste

1 cup water
1 cup couscous
1 cup chopped spinach, optional

Blend tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice and salt until fairly smooth, it's ok to have a few chunks. Set aside. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add couscous, stir and cover for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and add blended sauce and toss. You may add chopped spinach at this point.


Jen Treehugger said...

Those burritos look super scrummy mouse!
What is ancho?
Happy MoFo'ing.

Bonnie said...

They look so tasty! I've never had couscous in a burrito, but it looks great!

Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler said...

That sauce is a BEAUTIFUL color!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Yummy yum yum! I need some burritos in my life!

Unknown said...

Your ancho chili sauce looks DIVINE! I also love couscous, must try it in a burrito now ^_^