Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Local Latina!

Tonight's dinner was yet another masterpiece from the Vegan Latina tester forum! With my kitchen bursting at the seams with fresh, local produce, I had my eye (and mouth) on two of the test recipes: the Eggplant Torta Sandwich and Calciabatas (aka Fresh Squash Saute)! Feast your eyes on this crazyness!

First up, the Eggplant Torta Sandwich! Terry was NOT messing around when she created this monster of a sandwich!! It is crusty French bread stuffed with refried beans, chopped jalapenos, tomatoes, marinated and roasted eggplant, shredded lettuce, avocado, and homemade chipotle mayo. whoa!! I was so lucky to have some local eggplant, my mom's homegrown tomatoes, and local French bread at home!I served these sandwiches with a side of Calciabatas, another VL test recipe. Also known as Fresh Squash Saute, this tasty veggie dish was a saute of summer squash, onions, garlic, winter squash, tomatoes, and spices! It all kind of sauteed and stewed together to make something really flavorful yet simple...a perfect side dish, really! For this, I got to use more local veggies: local patty pan squash and some more of my momma's tomatoes! (p.s. I am so proud of my mom's new-found green thumb! yay!)

I just love incorporating the best produce possible into Terry's awesome tester recipes! What a lucky gal I am!

BTW...this is my first blog post from my new laptop! woot graduation present!


nora said...

Wow you don't often see Mexican sandwiches--just burritos! What a novel and wonderful idea :)

Sal said...

woah that sandwich looks epic!

veggievixen said...

woah, i'm totally getting this book!

Bianca said...

That squash looks so tasty! So does the eggplant sandwich of course...but something about that squash is making my mouth water. I think all that black pepper is really sexy!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh man, you're convincing me to make that sandwich! It looks so good.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

that's an awesome looking torta!