Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The wonders of lavash

How I use lavash, w/ falafal, couscous, Greek yogurt, cucumbers, spinach, tomatoes, hummus and spices. 

What you will need
1 Lavash wrap
1/2 cucumber diced.
1/2 cup couscous
1 1/2cup Greek yogurt
1 roma tomato diced
1 cup water
1 pinch of salt
4 falafal (I get mine in the frozen section of Trader joes)
1 handful of flat leaf or Italian parsley chopped
1 handful of mint chopped
1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp minced garlic
a pinch of pepper
1 hand full of baby spinach
1/8 cup of hummus of your choice
1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil 
a squeeze of Sriracha

What you will do
First cook the couscous according to the packages directions, typically its 1/2 c of couscous to 1 c of water and a pinch of salt. Once that's done let it cool and then add in the olive oil, part  of the chopped parsley, part of the chopped mint, part of the garlic and a pinch of pepper. Put in the fridge. 
Next, put the yogurt in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the garlic, parsley, and mint, squeeze in the lemon, and throw in the cucumber stir it together and place that in the fridge too. 
Once both of the above items have been in the fridge no less than a half an hour, put your lavash in the oven just to get it warm enough to roll without it cracking.  Once its ready, spread your hummus on the lavash leaving about 1 inch on every side, place the falafals in a row. Top with the diced tomatoes, the couscous (tabouleh-ish), and then the Greek yogurt mixture (tzatziki-ish). Squeeze in a little Sriracha and then roll the lavash around the mixture kinda like a burritio. At this point you can eat is as is, or put it back in the oven or in a pan to warm it up. I like to place a hand full of baby spinach on the plate and then a few spoonfuls of the couscous mixture as a side and then the wrap that I cut in half, sliced at an angle (see photos above) 


Pizza on the cheap.

When life gives you this 

AND you're craving pizza! 
Look no further than your fridge. 
Don't be afraid to be creative!

These were made with whole wheat flat breads (on the left) whole wheat sourdough (on the right), diced canned tomatoes, fresh basil, string cheese, YES! STRING CHEESE, a little grated sharp cheddar, sauteed mushrooms, canned olives, thinly sliced yellow onions, and a couple of artichokes. 

I'm back! Happy Halloween!


I'm excited to get this blog started again, chock full of fun recipes as well as fun recipes I am making for my 6 month old son. 

 Scary pumpkins 
Make yummy seeds.