Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Raw Wraps and Juice

Oy, I have not been a good blogger lately. I am so behind on my posts. I have been eating, rest assured, but my meals are waiting patiently on my computer to be shared with the world (and by world, I mean the 3 people out there that read my blog :) 

Let's recap Monday's eats....

I started the day with some yoga, then I chugged choked down this green juice:

Believe me when I tell you, I was singing the "Well, you're not hard core...." song in my head the whole time I was drinking this. Apparently, using 15 or so leftover collard stems makes your juice really spicy. There was also some celery, carrot, lemon juice, cucumber, romaine lettuce, and ginger in here, not that it mattered. All I could taste was really spicy collard stems. It took me two sittings to get this down! I really earned that Carrot-Ginger Smoothie later in the morning!!

For dinner, we noshed on Gena's Indian Wraps, which totally rawk, by the way. I slow roasted my veggies instead of dehydrating them, though, because I'm a lazy bugger. I really hate cleaning my dehydrator!

I credit Gena with giving me the courage to try raw collard wraps. I always thought they would be really chewy and kind of gross, but turns out, I love them!!

Here's the assembly line: de-stemmed collard leaf, topped with Gena's Curried Cashew Spread...

 ...some julienned carrots....
 ...and some slow roasted veggies. I used red bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, and carrots.
 Roll them up, stick some toothpicks in them, and call it a day.
 Well, it's a day after I added some steamed green beans and some chickpeas :)
These wraps are so good. They're perfect anytime, but especially during this warmer weather!


Hannah said...

Love collard wraps! I haven't had them in ages though, because there was a collard wrap incident when catering a party about 2 years ago... We had to keep re-making them as they were unrolling and hemorrhaging filling, so it took us nearly until midnight (after working all day). I might be ready to make them again at last... In much smaller quantity, of course.

Bethany said...

Aren't they great, Hannah? But, wow, I can't imagine having to make them for a are a brave (and industrious) woman! Definitely treat yourself and just make a few for you to enjoy :) I really love Gena's curried cashew filling and I highly recommend it. I often will use her recipe as a base, omit the curry seasoning, and add others to taste, depending on what I'm having (basil & oregano for Italian flavor, for example).

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