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02 January 2008 @ 11:04 pm
Quesadillas.  
I got a quesadilla maker (sort of like a glorified waffle maker) for Christmas, and I'm totally LOVING this thing! It doesn't have an open element, it's lightweight, and you can make some great, healthy, cheap, easy food in it.

Here are a couple of our current favorites.

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4 10-inch flour tortillas
1 bunch or bag of spinach
2 bouillon cubes
4 oz of sliced mushrooms
2 tomatoes
shredded mozzarella cheese
sour cream (optional)

Rinse the spinach. Sautee the spinach with the bouillon cubes until the spinach wilts and the bouillon cubes dissolve.

Wash the shrooms, if they're not already cleaned. Sautee them with about 3 tablespoons of oil until they're soft.

Cut tomatoes into 1/4" cubes.

When quesadilla maker is warmed up, place first tortilla on grill. Lay about 1/4" of cheese on the tortilla, layer half of the spinach on the tortilla, one tomato worth of cubes, and half of the mushrooms. Then layer another 1/4" of cheese. Place the second tortilla on top, close the grill, and wait for 2-3 minutes. Use a plastic spatula to remove quesadilla to plate, cut with pizza cutter along the lines, and eat, dipped in sour cream, if desired.

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2 10-inch flour tortillas
3 pickled cherry peppers
6 jumbo black olives
2 oz feta cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese
freshly grated parmesan (the granulated stuff in the cannisters doesn't work that well)
hummus (optional)

Slice and chop the cherry peppers. Slice the olives.

When quesadilla maker is warmed up, place first tortilla on grill. Grate about 1/4" of parmesan cheese on the tortilla, scatter the cherry peppers and olives over the cheese, crumble the goat cheese over that, and scatter 1/4" of mozzarella over it all. Place the second tortilla on top, close the grill, and wait for 2-3 minutes. Use a flastic spatula to remove quesadilla to plate, cut with pizza cutter along the lines, and eat, dipped in hummus, if desired.