Though we were in New Orleans, this dinner could have taken place in any health conscience, seasonally-minded home. We feasted on Vegan Enchiladas (the best I’ve ever had) and Apple Crisp. In the next post, we’ll cover the Boyer Sister’s special chili that accompanied the dinner.
“I make these enchiladas at Burning Man. We cook and vacuum seal everything so all you have to do is simply drop a bag in hot water on the playa and then pig out. I’m part of the Black Rock Boutique.” -Margarete Beeson
“You have to serve the apple crisp with ice cream. have to.” – Lizy Hapgood
Margarete Beeson’s Vegan Enchiladas
30 Tortillas (flour or corn)
3 Cans Enchilada Sauce (red)
1 Large Onion, peeled, diced
1 Corn on the cob, cut
1 Can black beans
Vegan Cheese: 1/4 C Ground Cashews, 1/4 C. Brewers Yeast, 1 1/2 C Water, Pinch Black Pepper, 1 Tblsp Lemon Juice, 1 Tblsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1. Combine Vegan Cheese ingredients in a large sauce pan, boil on medium high heat until thick and creamy like melted nacho cheese. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix corn, beans and onion. Set aside. Open enchilada sauce and put into large bowl, suitable for dipping tortillas into (make sure it has a wide mouth).
3. Fry tortillas slightly, until soft, limp in a medium skillet.
4. Dip tortillas into enchilada sauce. Fill with spoonfuls of vegan cheese. Add scoops of bean/corn filling. Roll. Place in baking dish.
5. Top rolled, filled tortillas with sauce and any extra toppings you may have leftover.
6. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees, until slightly crispy on top. Serve hot.
The NOLA Treehouse, a communal art and living space, located at 1614 Esplanade Avenue in the 6th Ward of New Orleans, houses roughly 10 artists and creatives.
Although a new NOLA Treehouse is being built, several minutes away, on the corner of Presse and St. Claude. The new Treehouse is churning out to be the central hub of activity: parties, gatherings, projects, idea meetings and potlucks.
These Treehouses are the brainchild of Scott and Kim Pterodactyl and are executed by a small army of individuals dedicated to the arts and exploring the status quo.
To learn more about the art landscape in New Orleans, visit the Life is Art Foundation page for upcoming art exhibits and projects.