This weekend at New Seasons they had various dips, chips, and other Super Bowl type snacks to taste. I love the tastings there because I can try new things without having to DO anything! I tried carrot juice today. It tastes like it sounds it will. Liquid carrot. I love carrots, but drinking them is not for me!
I also tried pistachios for the first time, and I love them! I was glad because it seemed like every single nut I’ve tried, I’ve hated. For the record, I HATE walnuts and pecans with a passion. In every way, shape, and form. I do like cashews, almonds, and peanuts (which are technically a legume).
So I was inspired by the wrap at Blossoming Lotus to make one for myself at home. I used collard greens, which I believe is what they used, but it did not turn out well! They wrapped up very nicely and I was able to get everything to stay in. But the greens themselves were SO bitter! I couldn’t handle the bitterness and ended up scraping out the insides and eating them in a flatbread. It definitely did not taste that way at the restaurant.
Collard greens filled with hummus, cucumber, radish and broccoli.
Since I have had such problems getting the Ezekiel wraps to actually bend without completely breaking and falling apart, I was excited about using veggies as the wrap. I am now thinking about using red cabbage. I haven’t had it in awhile and can’t remember how flexible it is, but what I do know is that I love the taste of red cabbage!
My second smoothie attempt was mostly successful. I swapped out the strawberries for grapes and knew I needed to use about half as much water. However, it still turned out more liquidy than I’d like. I am glad that the greek yogurt really helped in the creaminess department.
Smoothie made with chobani plain greek yogurt, frozen grapes, and half a frozen banana.
The other night we had black bean wraps and again the Ezekiel wraps refused to cooperate. I just used a flour tortilla like Aubrey usually does. Also, does anyone else top their brown rice with anything?
I like that salsa is a nice, low calorie topping, but I am bummed with how high in sodium it is. Aubrey and I still haven’t found a homemade salsa recipe that we like the taste of. I don’t like ones that are salty, even our store-bought salsa is too salty for my taste. But funnily enough, I don’t like the “fresh” taste of homemade salsa. It tastes way too much like tomatoes. I don’t like tomatoes, even though I do like salsa and ketchup. Although to be honest, I haven’t had ketchup in months. I exclusively use mustard every place I was using high-sugar ketchup.
Brown rice topped with salsa, broccoli and a black bean wrap.
Wrap is a flour tortilla filled with black beans, sweet peppers, cumin, plain greek yogurt, and some lemon juice.
But anyway! Tonight we’re having the double-broccoli quinoa again. We actually made it yesterday and I’ve been thinking about it since then. Yummm, food. =)