Sunday, August 16, 2009

Asian Burritos

Quick post tonight!

I rummaged through my pantry and came across these round sheets of rice paper tonight. So, I decided to make some Asian style burritos to go with my leftovers from yesterday. Again, I've been cooking for one a lot lately ( thanks to Carlos' and my conflicting work hours ) so leftovers seem to be the "go to" meal for me these days. I am however a firm believer in this, "Just because you are cooking for one does not mean it has to be bland or boring!"

I really had nothing "traditional" to put inside the wraps so I threw something together with the staples in my fridge. Feel free to use any combo of fresh fruit or veggies you have on hand to come up with your own exotic hand rolls. However, it's always good to start with a layer of lettuce. It just helps the roll stay together:-)

*ASIAN BURRITOS* VEGAN makes about 4 rolls

round rice paper sheets

extra firm organic tofu marinated first in shoyu ( 20 min ) about 1 cups worth

1 green apple cut into match sticks

1 Tb grated fresh ginger

1 tsp fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp organic toasted sesame oil

1 Tb sesame seeds

2 cups mixed greens

Toss apple sticks with oil, ginger and lime juice.... place very warm water in a large pan and soak two rice sheets together until soft. Layer rice sheets with lettuce, apple, tofu and sesame seeds. Wrap up like a burrito. Done!

***For more color .... add julienned carrots or red pepper.

WORKOUT LOG-Rest Day

FOOD LOG

BREAKFAST-"Green Monster" ( Spinach, 1 cup Almond Milk, Stevia, 1.5 frozen Bananas, 1 scoop"Amazing Meal")LUNCH-Amy's Organic Minestrone Soup, large croutons, Tapatio (taken to work)DINNER-"Asian Burrios" recipe above 1 roll, "Indian Dim Sum" recipe of 5/28/09 5 pieces, simple salad ( mixed organic Waipoli Greens, green apple, grated ginger, black sesame seeds, seasoned rice vinegar ) Thai sweet chili sauce cut with fresh lime juice, 1 Glass of "Monkey Bay" Sav. Blanc from New Zealand

AUGUST CHALLENGE-Dairy Free-Day 16 no craving for dairy today still! ( who am I? )










2 comments:

  1. dang girl - looks delicious! have been looking for those wrappers here in LA and can't find them. xo, m.

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  2. haha, just so you know, this is Vietnamese spring roll wrapper. It's cool to see how westerners use it with totally different ingredients. I have realized that maybe because of their big stomach, they tend to cram a lot of stuff into the spring roll, that's why it always looks huge, way bigger than our traditional spring roll. So here, we like to eat more small spring rolls while westerners like to eat fewer but bigger spring rolls. I guess that's cultural difference: anything asian is small while anything western is big :))

    This is how our traditonal spring rolls look:

    http://www.google.com.vn/imglanding?q=nem+cuốn&um=1&hl=vi&biw=1280&bih=874&tbs=isch:1&tbnid=k_CDANhiErzbLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.webtretho.com/forum/f216/chi-danh-cho-mo-khoet-150795/index43.html&imgurl=http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x58/Bin77/WTT/Offline%25252024Mar09%252520-%252520Mon%252520an/DSC04881_resize.jpg&ei=JT5CTY7vE4bJcfnd5YkO&zoom=1&w=640&h=480&iact=hc&oei=fTxCTZzGKoy0vgPUtcm4AQ&esq=24&page=5&tbnh=140&tbnw=172&start=121&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:121

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