Family Motto: Vegetarian Enchiladas
Today I’m sharing a Vegetarian Enchiladas recipe with beans, lentils, onions, corn, and fresh tomatillas straight out of the garden.
A friend recently asked me a little bit about our Oregon home. This is what I told her:
I love our home because it’s a warm, functional space where people gather. Being a 1970’s home that we’ve fixed up over the years, perfect was never our goal, and it didn’t stop us from hosting dinner party after dinner party with a tiny kitchen, original bathrooms, funky intercoms and poor lighting throughout the house.
Love and food.
Early on, my husband and I decided that no matter what our surroundings, the benefit of owning a home was having it to share with others, a conduit of love and food.
We eventually tore down a couple of kitchen walls, and with help and a creative design by my Dad, we built a giant center island. It has become the hub of the home, where guests hang out, and we can cook together as a family.
Our motto: Home is a place where people gather, feel safe, inspired, nurtured, loved, and are fed.
Last week I made these yummy vegetarian enchiladas for our family. My family is really cool about vegetarian dishes, which I love. There’s always protein in beans, quinoa, cheese – outside of meat. It’s a quick, easy way to whip up a dinner if you don’t have fresh meat or defrosted meat. Plus, I love using up garden fare! (Harvest a few weeks ago.)
Do you have a motto, or a statement of belief, for your family, regarding your household (or family, or hospitality) philosophy?