Day 12 Wrap it Up


I love the ease of a wrap. I’m guessing every culture has some version of a wrap, a burrito, something yummy and filling on the inside that’s wrapped up so it’s easy to hold. 

One way I like to wrap is using large lettuce leaves. Instead of mayo, I might use hummus or pesto or green chile. I add sliced turkey or chicken or fish. Some people like using collard leaves instead of lettuce. Collard greens will hold up better if you’re using a filling that’s been cooked and is still warm.

Another way I wrap is by cutting up a large bell pepper.  I like to stir fry some finely chopped vegetables, add rice, and then use this warm mix inside the raw, crunchy pepper. Guacamole and salsa are nice additions.

When I was in California last winter, I discovered Wrawps. These are raw, dehydrated fruits and vegetables in a sheet. They’re not as tender and pliable as lettuce (or a tortilla). I heat them for about five seconds on the stove, which softens them nicely. Sometimes I eat them as a snack with salsa, hummus or butter, and sometimes I fill them with cooked veggies.  I haven’t found them in local stores so I’ve ordered them online. They’re not cheap and they have to be bought in bulk (6 packages). The Original flavor is made with “Organic Zucchini, Organic Apple, Organic Onions, Flax Seeds, Coconut, Oregano, Turmeric, and Black Salt.”  They are different, though, and they’re fun.