Friday, March 21, 2008

bare necessities: salad + veggie roll

my daily ritual relies on fruits from the avocado tree, endless roots of carrots, buds from baby romaines, the green asparagus plant......all quite underscored in a sprouted whole grain tortilla and not to be missed are those lively sprouts to make everything new again.....

This salad + veggie roll has been one of my favorites lately. I hesitate in saying the word 'wrap' since the ones I have tried at the restaurants try to imply they are healthy but often times I find over burdened with excessively cloying greasy substances.

Now don't get me wrong....I love oil in my cooking....can't do without ~ but I love really good olive oil.....sesame oil.....grape seed oil and even sunflower oil.

I just don't like recycled regurgitated hydrogenated oils that seem to burden our foods.

Meanwhile.....here's my favorite lunch time ritual:

salad + veggie roll
© 2008 Ingar Brunnett, TasteMemory.com

*Ezekial sprouted whole grain flourless tortillas or similar to your liking
*baby romaines or romaine lettuce leaves
*alfalfa sprouts
*avocado slices
*carrot sticks
*asparagus or sliced cucumbers or whatever you prefer
*optional: veganaise grapeseed oil dressing ~ omg; i luv this stuff....tastes + has the scent of mayonnaise! this is eggless and very heart & body healthy.
*optional: a few slices of meat of your choice

Roll forward tightly......you can cut in half with a sharp knife and wrap it in plastic wrap to take with you or enjoy now!

For lunch on the run ~ I end up eating two of these to fill me up.

Delicious with a simple dipping sauce made with a shot of soy sauce + shot of sriracha or hot sauce of your liking.

someone told me that alfalfa sprouts combined with avocado creates a taste sensation that is a match made in heaven......I do agree.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice picture of the vegetables. And the comment was was very interesting to me.

Anonymous said...

Deliciously yummy. You've inspired me. I'll have an avocado for breakfast. - S

taste memory said...

elaine ~ thnx, perfect for a day that leads to bountiful....

s ~ more fresh details to follow

Anonymous said...

Your food looks really delicious; you inspire me to eat more healthily X

MPG said...

Yummy & healthy! This is actually my favorite for lunch...I make wraps & sandwiches out of this same basic combination. Avocado always adds a great richness without any dressings.

taste memory said...

jen ~ great.....i have to remind myself often!

mango pwr girl ~ don't you just love avo? You're right this combo can do w/out any dressings if you've got the avo....I have been craving the avocado ice creams/sweet desserts from india....

Nicole said...

That avocado looks PERFECT!!!!!!

La Bella Parisio said...

Beautiful Colors!! Everyting looks yummy..

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