Thursday, April 17
Vegan Queadillas made with Pure Abundance Cashew Cheese
We just won quesadillas. This dinner grew out of a wonderful combination of events. First, April is National Grilled Cheese Month and to celebrate, Dulce Vegan decided to feature vegan grilled cheese sandwiches as their weekly specials. They planned to do a different one each week, but the first one was such a hit, they kept it around. It’s called the Green Goddess and it is amazeballs. It’s made from Daiya mozerella, pesto, avocado, spinach, and a ridiculously good, locally made vegan cashew cheese called Pure Abundance. Pure Abundance comes in two flavors – Pan and Luna, with a third called Buddha we are anxiously awaiting. The sandwich at Dulce uses Pan, which is a little milder and is coated with an herb blend. It was a perfect fit on this crazy good grilled cheese.
So what does that have to do with quesadillas? Well. I tried the grilled cheese and was, like the rest of the vegans in Atlanta, immediately obsessed with it. I needed Pure Abundance. Now. Luckily, Vegetable Husband now offers it as one of the extras available for purchase with the weekly basket. Yeah. I can now have it - Delivered. To. My. House. This is dangerous. If you don’t use VH, don’t worry – Dough Bakery now carries Pure Abundance in the grab & go case, and you can also get it at Irwin Street Market. Anyway. Back to the quesadilla. I ordered a package of the Luna cheese (I like the stronger flavor) and couldn’t wait to use it. I was planning to make our own version of the Dulce sandwich, but Seth suggested a quesadilla instead. Since he’s much better at them than I am, he made these. We like ours loaded up, so he used some leftover black beans, along with broccoli, spinach, onions, garlic, and of course, the Luna cheese. Holy wow they were good. Seriously. Go get some of this cheese and go to town.