Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Wrap I Wanted Yesterday

Yesterday our homeschool group took the kids to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform at a local church. It was fabulous!

Afterward, we met up for lunch at (against my better judgement) the food court at a local mall. Since our group has such varied eating habits, it seemed like a good (not too expensive) way for everyone to find something they would like.

I bravely ordered a veggie wrap with feta. Sarah handled the transaction, and very specifically requested "a very small amount of feta" (bless her). What I got a tortilla with a large amount of melted feta-like goo and a sad sprinkling of cooked vegetable thrown into the mix. Hmmm. Not, "Mmmmm." Just, "Hmmmm."

Dinner that night was another matter entirely. I was in control of the peparation of my wrap. We had a fresh pineapple sitting on counter begging to be eaten. David grilled the pineapple slices, red onion slices, and some salmon (marinated in the pineapple juice, lemon, salt, pepper and dill). I made Fresh Avocado Salsa, and Kitmama worked up some red rice and beans.

My first wrap included some salmon, but the second one (it was too good to pass up a revisit) I went without the salmon, and just stuck with the Avocado Salsa, grilled onion and pineapple, and fresh sliced red bell pepper on a whole wheat wrap. It was heavenly.

Today, I worked up an even "fresher" wrap for lunch. Sliced tomato, avocado (with a little lemon juice squeezed on time I'll do lime), red bell pepper, cilantro, red onion, and a bit of feta. Way, waaaaay tasty!

One of these was enough to completely fill me up, without feeling heavy. David had two. Even Thomas made a simpler version for himself. I think this is going to be my "other" favorite lunch for a while!


  1. Yum! The bean burritos were a hit the other day. I think we're gonna be using a lot of flour tortillas around here in the near future.

  2. Yeah, food court wasn't so great or cheap when all was said and done. Good attempt, but eating as a group may just not work unless we all pack from home and have a picnic!

  3. any leftovers? That looks yum. The food court was a bit crazy -- picnic next time anyone?

  4. Okay - first... didn't know you were a "neighbor"! We're over in ATL quite often.

    Second - your wraps are making me hungry! (even though we're a bit sick right now... and all I ate for dinner was a small bowl of raisin bran)

  5. @Tanya. No way! You're over this way? How cool?

    As for "sickies", I've been whipping up some totally awesome blended veggie soups. Just perfect when you're in "healing" mode. Let me know, and I'll whip up a fresh batch and send you some ;)

    Get healthy soon!

  6. @Grace & Christin: I'll all for a picnic lunch next time! I SWEAR I will NEVER take my children to a mall again. William had announced that he wants to have his birthday party at ... you know where. Ugh!

  7. We're in Birmingham... ATL is our favorite weekend escape. Was just there for New Years (best friends live in Woodstock) and then a couple weeks later to see Wizard of Oz. Small world ;-)

    Thanks for the virtual soup! Thankfully the kids are healthy. Right now it's J and I. Sucks!

  8. The mall bombed, but we did think it was going to be soggy.

    The tacos were awesome!!

  9. Yes, wraps can be oh so delicious when made at home and go oh so wrong out at a food court! xo m.

  10. Found your blog through the 30 Day Vegan Workshop. I'm so happy I'm here. This vegie wrap looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it this week.