Here’s a couple wraps I made on the weekend that surprised me. Delicious and simple. What more could you ask for? A little more protein, me thinks.
- Remove the papery skin from the garlic and squeeze the garlic onto the wrap. Spread it round with the peel, and then scatter the peelings over the wrap. They are a bit chewy, but also very tasty.
- Peel (if you insist!) and slice the beet and lay that out over the garlic.
- Add a generous layer of salad leaves (I have a salad pack from my organic grower, a mix of rocket, baby beet, romaine, watercress, etc).
- Fold over the bottom of the wrap, roll it up and eat it.
Seeking more protein, I tried it again the next day, and added mashed tofu, hot red chili, and a drizzle of my best Greek, extra virgin olive oil. Just as good and more protein!
For dessert, another wrap! This one filled with mashed banana and a drizzle of tahini paste.
Healthy. Only problem is the wraps. They have sugar and all sorts of chemicals in them. Must find a whole wheat version with less sugar and chemicals, or learn how to make them myself!
*In this cold weather I try to use the oven for cooking as it heats the kitchen and entrance where there is no radiator! I have two radiators in this flat, 1 in the kitchen and 1 in the bedroom, at opposite ends of the flat. Oh yes, and a towel warmer in the bathroom. The bedroom is cosy – the living room almost impossible to heat. Big box window, not yet double glazed, and even with a new double radiator in this weather, the cold comes in. I’ve hung thick, lined velvet drapes which keep the cold out and the heat in, and laid a rug which fills the room, but I need an underlay! The rug just isn’t thick enough. I think there must be no basement in this house, and the floor must be built directly on the dirt! In Canada, I was never cold in my home – even when temperatures plunged to -20C. The houses in Canada are well insulated, windows double-glazed. They have to be! I’ve been cold in every flat I’ve lived in in Europe, except for the first flat I had in Hungary – which, incidentally, was the cheapest and most luxurious! It was also the most recently built. Mind you, this flat is toasty compared to the one I lived in last year. It had an archaic boiler and drafts coming in everywhere! This boiler is new, and the inspector told me, extremely efficient. Maybe I should turn it up a notch, eh?
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