Tuesday, October 9, 2012

VeganMoFo VI: Chilaquiles Me Softly


For today's breakfast, I decided to head down south to Mexico and make chilaquiles.  Chilaquiles are amazing.  They are basically tortilla strips or chips cooked in salsa and topped with awesome things.  Super savory dish and fantabulous!

I don't consider myself a food snob in the least, but I'll be damned if anybody is putting tofu in my chilaquiles!  As far as I'm concerned, adding tofu (or eggs) just makes the dish migas.  Migas are good and all, but there is something absolutely sensational about eating tortilla chips for breakfast!  Woo!

chilaquiles w/ refried black beans, avocado, and sour cream
For the recipe, I just went right on over to Serious Eats.  They have this bomb looking vegan chilaquiles recipe.  There is even a simplified version that calls for premade salsa verde.  SO GOOD!  I love that it was easy, and this makes a ridiculous amount of food.  It says four servings, but I'm pretty sure it can feed at least six.

My favorite part about breakfast week is that I realize how much other cultures just eat whatever they eat for lunch.  Americans are very weird in how much we have ideas of what constitutes breakfasts.  I think of more sweet things than savory, so I like trying more savory things as my first meal of the day.

Tomorrow, I'll be doing that Caribbean post I talked about.  I also plan to catch up on blogs and comments.  What I've learned about this MoFo is that it's way harder to keep up when you work and go to school.  However, I am determined to make 31 posts, even if I have to post three times a day.

MoFo onwaaaaaard!

12 comments:

Mandee said...

Wow, Mo! I want that plate of food like NOW! Thanks for the link, I'm going to have try the recipe out this week :D

Kittee Bee Berns said...

I'm not into breakfast food very much myself, much rather start the day with savories!

xo
kittee

vegan.in.brighton said...

That looks like an amaaaaazing breakfast! I know whatcha mean about the narrow mindedness of some places breakfast choices, I think the UK's definitely the worst for that!

Emmy said...

That looks super yummy. I agree, we don't eat enough tortilla chips for breakfast!

lazysmurf said...

Those chilaquiles look fab! I'm totally saving the recipe. My sister and I once got into this huge argument where she was trying to say chilaquiles and migas are the same thing. I totally want to send her this.

DL said...

That looks delicious! Lately, I've been breaking out of the breakfast norm by having whatever savory leftovers are in my fridge.

omgoshimvegan said...

I loved chilaquiles before becoming vegan. I haven't thought about them in years figuring I'd never have them again. This recipe looks great can't wait to try it.

Erinwiko said...

I had no idea what chilaquiles were, but I wholeheartedly approve! And I totally agree about designated breakfast foods being weird (yes, I eat leftover lasagne for breakfast).

Mihl said...

What an amazing breakfast! And lunch! And dinner! That looks like I could eat it around the clock.

GiGi said...

Breakfast for dinner, dinner for breakfast. This works any old time.

Richa said...

i love me a loaded savory breakfast. that looks delicious!

muffintopped said...

Wow, that looks like one tasty breakfast! I'm not huge on the typical "bowl of cereal and other sweet stuff" type of American breakfast. I love to start my day with savory stuff.

Anyway, thanks for reminding me about this great recipe.