In honor of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo yet deviating from the classic Mexican version, I'm melding a few cultures into one for a really yum unique take on quesadillas.
I have learned - am learning the art of plating on plain plates, boards, slats etc. rather than patterned or busy dinner ware. If you've taken to taking pictures of your creations keep this in mind. Part of the sexiness of eating well is being flirted with by the appearance of your food. Think temptation - bold, shameless and tantalizing.
Have you ever stolen glances of others plates in restaurants as servers buzz by your table with another diners menu items? I do this all the time. Yes, I am a food stalker and often what I see inspires my selection. We eat with our eyes first and our sense of smell. Engage all of your senses whether you are cooking yourself or enjoying another's creations. May I remind you to bring your whole-self to the table and enjoy your meals with mind-ful awareness and appreciation for the entire orchestration of how your meal came to be. Many players are involved and all deserve your gratitude.
Here's to eating well and yes, finally... the recipe.
Find it here: Quesadillas - caramelized veggie wedges.
Photo thanks to my talented friend Leslie Cardillo