An Adventure Quesadilla | with Saveur + Whole Foods

January 4, 2016

An Adventure Quesadilla with Saveur + Whole Foods / by Faring Well #vegan #recipe

HAPPY 2016! Anything you are especially pumped to do this year? Sometimes I find it’s best to determine areas where you’d like to see growth in and take baby steps towards doing so throughout the year, rather than set definitive goals that could be tossed to the wayside when life changes/throws you a curveball. One area I always have on my list is the outside: adventuring, exploring, seeing new things. I feel as if at the end of the year I can say that I worked hard, listened well, spent memorable time with those I love most, and saw a handful of new places – then sheesh I’m doing pretty good. A big goal that is always on my daily radar is taking care of my health, Scott’s health, and sharing whatever I learn with others for the sake of their health. Here today I am really amped to bring you a recipe and article I worked on alongside Saveur Magazine and Whole Foods Market to help you recover after a winter adventure (or any adventure/time you are craving a quesadilla).

I have a deep, deep love for anything that grows from the ground. Plants are my daily superheros, constantly saving the day when any need arises in the food department. Even when craving a quesadilla – but I know, “Jessie, QUESO means cheese. WHERE is the cheese,” don’t be mad – but I replaced it with hummus, and it was so bang-er-ang that I don’t miss that cheese one bit. Plus it is packed with essential vitamins and protein, which are both needed if you want to refuel and stay active. Sandwiched with massaged arugula in a brown rice tortilla, and paired with a sweet and tangy mustard dipping sauce, this snack is a winner both in the health and flavor departments! I’m really excited to get to share it with you over on Saveur today, so be sure to pop over and take a peak! Hint: It’s made with a handful of my favorite ingredients from the stellar Whole Foods Market and comes together in ten minutes (!!!). Happy adventuring this winter folks!

This post was done in collaboration with Saveur Magazine and Whole Foods Market. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I adore these two companies. Pop over to read my article and get the recipe on Saver’s site here. Plus, follow me on Instagram and tag photos you post of my recipes with #FWmakers so I can see!

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  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High January 4, 2016 at 8:38 am

    YUM! That dipping sauce sounds phenomenal. xoxo

    • Reply Faring Well January 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Ah thank you Michelle! I’m pretty psyched on this sauce too ;)

  • Reply Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet January 4, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I love that you replaced the cheese with hummus! I do this all the time with recipes that call for cheese. SO good! Cheers to 2016 and to more exploring for you!

    • Reply Faring Well January 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

      RIGHT?! So so good. And thank you Lauren! Happy 2016 to you too! xo

  • Reply Betty January 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Looks so divine! Loving this, Jessie!

  • Reply Nina January 4, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    This sounds like the best Quesadilla to have, I can see how hummus does the work here. Brown rice tortilla really appeals to me too. I’m so making this soon. Heading over to Saveur!

    • Reply Faring Well January 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Thank you Nina! I’m so happy to hear this speaks to you too, I was kind of flipping over it the first time I made it – hummus for the win! And the sauce. Its always all about the sauce ;). XO

  • Reply Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table January 4, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I love using hummus in my quesadillas in place of cheese. The brown rice tortilla means this is a weeknight meal that feels sinful while being anything but – a winner in any rushed and harried worker’s book.

  • Reply danielle is rooting the sun January 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    jessie these quesadillas give me emoji eyes (extra arugula please). also, i’ve been crushing on that hope foods hummus recently, they have so many delicious flavors. your approach to new years resolution resounds with me, i am all about realistic and capable goals. ♥

    • Reply Faring Well January 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Ah yes! You have to give it a try. I’m usually a stickler on making my own, but when I get too busy I always pick up Hope’s and it is THE BEST. Cheers to capable goals and a fresh, happy, healthy 2016 friend! XO

  • Reply Emily | Gather & Dine January 5, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Hummus quesadillas! You come up with the best ideas! I love those brown rice tortillas too… they crisp up so nicely and I’m sure they pair so well with hummus. Love you and your love for adventure. Cheers, Jessie!

  • Reply KJ | Omnomherbivore January 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I always crave greasy food when I get done with a day of snowboarding. No idea why – but man do I want it!! I was never a cheese fan – so hummus sounds like a fabulous replacement!! :D

  • Reply Jodi January 6, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Ahhhh Happy New Year Jessie! I’m almost up for some plant based goodness and I love what you’ve with these quesadillas :) I’m with you on goals, I’m not so much of a resolution person but more of a values + goals kinda gal. Always working towards something and re-evaluating whats working for me. Here’s hoping 2016 has been totally rad for you so far, big hugs x

  • Reply Amy | Lemon and Coconut January 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Yes one step at a time will get you to where you want to be, just keep that goal in mind and experience all the things that happen along the way with an open heart. And eat gorgeous food like this! :)

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