Corn Tortilla and Veggie Stacks with Red Pepper Coulis

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Another day, another dollar right? I forgot to post my Meatless Monday entree yesterday and then I remembered, “Oh, I am always meatless,” ha ha ha.


My exercise routine has been out of this world and even despite some gloomy weather. Yesterday I rode my bicycle to the campus gym and worked on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes. I then stretched, did a few weights and worked on the treadmill. I finished that routine by riding back home after stopping at my local health store to stock up on some veggies. Needless to say, I forgot to buy a bag of carrots. Oh well.


After a great workout yesterday and today, I rejuvenated with a glass of delicious juiced-up veggies. Here was my miracle juice of the day.

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This glass of goodness was an experiment based on many other raw foodists out in the Twitter world. I was told that broccoli stalks could be juiced so I tried it. If you have a power juicer, try this. It is midnight now and I still have energy, but I am going to sleep now.

  • 5 Broccoli stems
  • 1/2 beet
  • 1/2 cup Daikon (Oriental radish)
  • 3 kale stems (leftover from salad)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 gala apple

Trust me people. This might not sound delicious but the apple and ginger even out the flavors to make out such a great combination. I decided to do this since I did not have my carrots, ;(



As a dinner post, I would like to share a recipe I created last week. It actually was an inspiration based on a whim but those are the best, I hear. It consists of layering and grilling vegetables, but overall it is a quick weekday meal.

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Corn Tortilla and Veggie Stacks with Red Pepper Coulis

serves 2


3 corn tortillas
1 cup asparagus stalks
1/2 cup mushrooms
1 Japanese eggplant, sliced and peeled


Peel and slice the eggplant with 1 inch thick slices. Lightly oil a grill and cook the eggplant for 5 to 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Add salt and pepper to taste. Saute’ asparagus and mushrooms for 5 to 7 minutes and set aside for assembly.


Red Pepper Coulis


3/4 cup red peppers (from a jar)
1/2 cup Veganaise
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup packed parsley
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne


Place all ingredient in a bowl and blend with an immersion blender.


Assembly


Heat 3 tortillas. Place 1 1/2 Tbsp of the coulis on a plate.

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Lay one tortilla on top of the sauce. Add 1/2 Tbsp of coulis onto tortilla and top with some veggies.

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Repeat with second layer.

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Add top tortilla and top with 1/2 Tbsp of coulis and decorate with veggies. Eat with knife and fork!


Since there is no meat or fat, your fat comes from the veganaise. You will have 1/2 cup of coulis left for another use. This was suprisingly scrumptious and I hope to make it again!


Corn Tortilla and Veggie Stacks With Red Pepper Coulis

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com/ Jessica

    That looks so delicious!! I love corn tortillas.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13003092395648676906 Miriam

    Looks great!!!

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    What a pretty and healthy meal! The coulis sounds delicious with the veggies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04325736848992475285 Mother Rimmy

    Awesome and so creative! Love it!

  • http://ieattrees.com/ Keri – I Eat Trees

    That looks delicious- and it’s such a great presentation!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16584827253488904364 Spicie Foodie

    Looks & sounds delicious! Beautiful photos to go with a healthy meal :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08414599591857985794 Vegetable Matter

    So pretty! Your food artistry is definitely first rate these days. And even more important, your recipe sounds delicious.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15538836762561311482 Fayinagirl (means Free One)

    Noelle,

    That is such a beautiful presentation! Wonderful!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com/ Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    oh dear, you’ve got to be kidding with that! it looks amazing, and all you really had to do was say “red pepper coulis” to get my attention :)

  • http:bunkycooks.com bunkycooks

    Everything looks so healthy! Beautiful pics.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12336500817219555030 Brie: Le Grand Fromage

    beautiful plating! this looks delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12571479700374685578 Cocina Savant

    beautiful plating, looks delicious. the combination of grilled vegetables and corn tortillas is one of my favorites :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04695690277037332534 kirsten

    Such a pretty dish.

  • http://www.cookingwithcoley.com/ CookingwithColey

    I love your use of veggies and colors. Your dishes are very inspiring – both in the presentation and the creative flavor blends.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00361442891218676216 Emily Ziegler

    GORGEOUS plating. Oh my! This looks delicious, as well!