Jul 222014

During the summer I don’t like to cook more than absolutely necessary. In fact, I don’t like to be in the kitchen much at all. I’d rather be out in the sun or down at my workbench.  So I try to come up with some fast and easy meals.

I ran across some whole grain flatbreads a while back and I fell in love with them for their heartiness and ease of use.  They can be used to make wraps or as a quick crust for a meal or dessert. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Not long ago I posted about my 3 inexpensive essential kitchen tools and the following wrap makes really good use out of that julienne peeler.

Look at the color in that!

I can’t recall for sure but I think these are Lavash brand flatbreads. I haven’t tried yet, but next on the agenda is making my own. There are recipes on the interwebs and I am eager to try.

The above wrap went something like this:

  • Flatbread
  • Spicey flatbread spread (‘recipe’ follows)
  • julienned carrots, yellow squash, and cucumbers
  • chopped red onion
  • several large leaves of romaine lettuce
  • and a tiny bit of crumbled feta

Lay out flatbread, smear on spicy spread, add veggies and feta, roll up, cut in half and ENJOY!

Spicy Flatbread Spread

  • plain yogurt
  • garlic chili sauce
  • almond butter

strain yogurt overnight (this will drain fluid thickening the yogurt)

Mix strained yogurt, garlic chili sauce, almond butter.

I didn’t include measurements – this is a ‘to taste’ kind of spread. Start with as much yogurt as you want and go from there.

This wrap is so simple yet so delicious. And it can be prepared with whatever veggies are in the pantry at the time.

These wraps are quite filling yet very light. I never feel weighed down after eating them because they are mostly live foods. Full of nutrients, easily digested, and moves through the GI tract quickly (which is a good thing to help prevent colon cancer and other illnesses) .

I will often make one, cut in half, eat half and save the other half for later.

Ten minutes IS later – right?????

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