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The Vegan California Roll Wrap

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Does life keep you on the run?  You know - with the job, the kids, and a thousand other things going on, it is hard for people to find time for themselves. For example, how many of us can take the time to make a good healthy lunch for ourselves? Perhaps this explains the line at the fast food drive through.  Although super convenient, the drive through lunch is both unhealthy and costly. I work with a guy who drops $10 per daily trip. That is $50 per week, or $200 per month. That is a car payment right there. If this doesn’t convince you to steer clear of the drive through, then you need to know that this same guy, in his 40’s just had a stroke. So I guess the drive through is costly in more than one way. 

(Has anyone every made a Freudian slip when typing?  I just typed fast food drive trough instead of through, wow that’s an easy typo to make, ironically.)

What about how convenient the drive through is? When I look at the long lines I wonder. Usually, when people at work go for fast food, I see them scrambling back, greasy bag in hand, as lunch break time is expiring. What they didn’t eat in their car, they will finish at their desk.

This all is clearly a problem. The solution is to make a sandwich. I bet you can make a sandwich faster than you can navigate your way through traffic and make it safely through the drive through line at In-N-Out Burger, which, as you know, extends into the street. Sorry, but every time I see that long line I can’t help but think “Really?” People block traffic with their lack of self-control. I implore you - make a sandwich!

Here is one that I love so much that I wrote a song about it.  ACTUALLY, IT’S MORE OF A WRAP!  Oh yes, you have just been punned. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present:

The Vegan California Roll Wrap

Ingredients:

  • Steamed/ sticky rice
  • Nori Seaweed
  • Cubed avocados
  • Shredded carrots
  • Julienned cucumber
  • Sesame seeds
  • Wasabi paste
  • Tamari Sauce
  • Large tortillas or flatbread

Directions:

1.  Lightly warm up your tortilla or wrap to make it pliable.

2.  Lay a nori sheet over the tortilla.

3.  Spread some rice over it.

4.  Top the rice with some of cubed avocados.

5.  Add a bit of shredded carrots and julienned cucumber.

6.  Sprinkle some sesame seeds.

7.  Add wasabi paste and a tiny hint of tamari.

8.  Fold your wrap or burrito and let it sit for a few minutes so that the tortilla molds to the fillings.

Tip:

I usually fold it and carefully place it my panini press for a minute so that it keeps its shape even better.

Image: Kate Sumbler, Veggie Wraps, via Flickr, Creative Commons

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