Category Archives: Sandwiches/Wraps

Haven’t Posted in Months!

And am only recently getting back into cooking. I hope to get this blog back up and running soon! The main reason for my absence is that we got married! And I was working full time while planning our Lake Tahoe soirée, so recipes were the last thing on my mind. It has been a whirlwind year, my sister got married this summer too, and only recently have we been back in the kitchen. Also of note, my carnivore of a husband went vegan about a month ago, and so it has been fun eating mostly the same foods! Tonight we made spaghetti and "meat"balls, plus he had some staggeringly authentic tasting "Beyond Burgers". If you love burgers and think you could never give those up, get yourself on over to Safeway. But if you live near us, good luck because my man is singlehandedly keeping the company in business, and there might not be any left in stock! These 100% vegan burgers are in the refrigerated meat section, and are startlingly meaty in both texture and taste. Utterly convincing.

So instead of my own recipe tonight, I'll post a link to the Beyond Burger and to the vegan meatball recipe I pulled from Pinterest and enjoyed tonight! Bon appetit!

http://beyondmeat.com/products/view/beyond-burger

http://www.hummusapien.com/vegan-meatball-subs/

Purple Potato Sushi

A perfect throw together meal that takes minutes! I used leftover brown rice and leftover baked purple sweet potato for a vibrant and satisfying lunch! Combines with creamy avocado and even some tahini for kicks, this was delicious!

You need:

-Brown sushi rice 2 cups

-2 Nori sheets

-1 cucumber sliced

-1/2 avocado sliced

-1/2 roasted purple potato sliced

-Green onion sliced

-Drizzle of tahini 

Simply apply half of cooked rice to 2/3 of nori sheet. Then lay veggies on top of the rice and drizzle with scant tahini. Then roll up you nori wrap, applying water to each end to help seal up the roll. Then slice into bite sized pieces, and enjoy!!!

Lentil Adobo Stew

I have made chicken adobo before and suggested you could make it with tempeh, but this is a totally low fat, veggie and lentil based version that is so tasty and nourishing. You could have additional broth for a stew/soup, or if you want it dryer like mine in the photos, you can serve in romaine lettuce leaves as is, with added avocado, or with hummus and steamed potatoes as I did. Sounds weird, but tastes so good. The crunch plus creaminess is fantastic.

 

You need:

Carrots

Bay leaf

Garlic

Celery

Vegetable broth

Brown lentils

Peppercorns

Vinegar
I used the instant-pot to make these, simply combining all ingredients and putting it on the bean/lentil mode. Alternatively, combine all in a pot on the stove and simmer for 15-20min until lentils are soft, that is it! 

Enjoy!

Simple Carrot Hummus

Ok this hummus looks ugly, but tastes really good! Just simple, creamy, and heathy, and without any overt fats!! The naturally soft sweetness of cooked carrot and eggplant is the key.

You need: 
1 large cooked carrot

3 pieces of cooked eggplant ~2/3 cup

1cup chick peas

1/2 large lemon juiced

1tbs green onion

Salt/pepper to taste
Simply combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and enjoy! Excellent with crackers, veggies, or on a sandwich, especially with avocado 🙂 

Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Looking for healthy cheap lunch options or a quick dinner? Take that leftover grain and left over legume and make a nutritious delicious meal of it!

You need:

Red onion, 1/4 chopped

Lime, 1/2 juiced

cucumber, 1/2 chopped

Garbanzos, about 1 cup cooked

Wild rice/quinoa blend, 1 cup

Avocado, 1/3, chopped

Salt/pepper to taste
Simply combine all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy! Put on crackers, in a wrap, on greens, or simply eat with a fork! This is one well rounded, balanced, and filling meal!

Enjoy!

Shrimp Kabocha Spring Rolls With Chili Lime Peanut Sauce

I have posted several spring roll recipes in the past, and this is just another twist on an old favorite! Pre-cooked shrimp make these pretty simple, but gives it some authenticity, while Kabocha squash just keeps being one of my all time favorite foods :). For directions on how to use spring roll wrappers and generally how to assemble these, see Here. These are just delicious, any way you roll me, and a great way to get some veggies into your diet 🙂

You need
For fresh spring rolls:

Vietnamese spring roll wrappers

-Cilantro

-Green onion

-Cooked brown rice 

-Avocado

-Greens

-Micro greens 

-Cooked shrimp

-Cooked kabocha squash
For dipping sauce:

Simply combine

-1 lime, juiced

-2tbs pb2 (or peanut butter of choice)

-1 tbs liquid aminos (or soy sauce)

-1/4 tsp sesame oil 

-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
   
    
    
    
    
   

Yogurt Chicken Salad

I think maybe it’s a Southern thing, but I LOVE a creamy chicken salad. Especially on a sandwich 🙂 Grapes, walnuts, and celery, these comprise the magical triad for and ideal flavor/texture combo when it comes to chicken salad. I always prefer shredded chicken to chopped, and the creamiert he better! Fat free Greek yogurt allows ultra creamy texture without making this heavy!
You need:
Cooked shredded chicken 5 oz

Walnuts 1 oz

Grapes about 1 cup

1/4 Red onion chopped

Greek yogurt, about 4tbs

Black pepper to taste

Celery, about a cup chopped

Mix it all up and enjoy on bread, crackers, on a wrap, or on a bed of greens! So tasty and yet so nourishing!! 
Makes 3 servings at 205 cal, 9fat, 2 fiber, 18 protein each 🙂