Well friends, I’m having a party.
Image sourced from Wikimedia.com. Granted, there’s no way my party will be this cool. But hey, a lady can dream.
No, this isn’t a party to relive one of the best comedy films of the nineties. Young Kid and Play got me beat on the cool scale. However, this one should be just as fun, because it’s a birthday party! And you, lovely readers, are invited to join in on the fun.
Ovo-lactos, I’m afraid today’s meat-free menu is reserved for those of us who love nature’s little bundles of protein and goodness: Eggs! Eggs can be the center of a meatless meal with little to no effort on the part of Y-O-U. Rich, sometimes decadent, simple and delicious — how can you go wrong?
Today I’ll share 5 meatless meals that feature eggs as the main dish. Some are straightforward and traditional — scrambled, or in an omelette — and others are a bit more inventive. Have fun with eggs; their healthy qualities (good cholesterol, protein) and versatility make them pretty ideal.
So, how do you make your own empanadas when your life’s travels haven’t exactly taken you to El Salvador? With leftovers, killer flavors, and a little creativity. And by “a little creativity,” I mean, “a little bit of store-bought pie crust.” While I’ll willingly acknowledge that these aren’t exactly authentic, as those who can make them from scratch would (rightfully) argue, they’re still super easy and pretty darn delicious for a cold week night’s supper.
When I think of empanadas, my mind also wanders towards other “dough + filling = best comfort food ever.” Cornish pasties (hello, favorite British snack, apart from tubes of Jaffa cakes), calzones, stromboli, and even dumplings (like those at the KILLER brunch at Silver Spring’s Oriental East. To. Die. For.) are all delicious, but empanadas have that special Latin flavor that keeps me coming back for more.
Know what I find totally satisfying, deliciously tasty, and completely delightful?
If I told you it was something healthy, would you believe me? (And that, shockingly, it wasn’t pizza? Or just melted cheese? I know, me neither.)
It’s a veggie burger!