- Created: Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:59
A whole day where the blogging world is flooded with a variety of delicious vegan recipes is one of the best days ever. This is my first time participating and I am thrilled to be able to share this recipe.
I put quite a lot of thought into what I would contribute to the potluck. I knew that I wanted to create something different from recipes I’ve featured on the blog in the past and I also knew I wanted something that would really represent who I am as a foodie. It would be a tall order to find the perfect representation of my food tastes, as I like a lot of different things for a variety of reasons, but I do feel that in many ways, this meal does it. It is full of veggies, packs layers of flavor, includes potatoes (one of the foods I find most satisfying to eat), allows for some flexibility and personal twists to be made, and it gets rolled up in a tortilla.
I love anything that can be rolled up in a tortilla. Tortillas make life better. Period.
I stand by that broad, sweeping claim. (I <3 tortillas.)
I made my own curry powder for this, which I highly recommend. It can seem daunting when you look at the long list of ingredients, but the process itself is straightforward. If you have access to a bulk spice and herb shop, consider paying them a visit. You certainly can use a pre-mixed curry powder, too, if blending your own powder isn’t your thing.
You’ll also notice that I cook the potatoes separately from the other ingredients. There is a reason for this extra step, my friends, and that is to give the potatoes a slightly crisp outside, which will lend to textural variety in the burrito itself. You could cook the potatoes differently. You could do so. BUT, you would lose the slightly crunchy, delicious potato magic that happens when you roast them in this way and who wants to lose that?
I served my burritos with a side of snap peas sautéed up with some Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, garlic, ginger, a dash of sesame oil, and sprinkled with sesame seeds. I also took leftover burritos for lunch (as I tend to do with leftovers) and they held up nicely. I would venture to say that the curry flavors may have even deepened upon sitting overnight.
I hope you try them. I hope you love them. And, I hope you find lots of goodies visiting all the Virtual Vegan Potluck dishes!