What’s In My Tortilla Today? Almost Burned It, Yikes!

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I’ve got to stop multi-tasking when my tortilla is in the crusty old toaster oven that doesn’t automatically shut off!  Almost burned my tortilla (these chia seed ones burn quickly) and that would’ve made me sad.  I don’t like to waste food.  Not that any of you like to waste food either.  It does happen sometimes which is unfortunate.  Not today though.  Whew!  Now I can share my lunch with you without shame.

Trader Joe’s Chia Seed Tortilla, hummus, onion, yellow beet, fresh parsley, cucumber, tomato, avocado, ground flax, sesame seed (I told you I’d start adding this more!) and Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Hot Sauce.

Go make something healthy for yourself!

Healthy Hypocrite Tip:  Parsley is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C,  B 12, K and A,  So don’t be afraid to use it for more than just a pretty garnish to other dishes.  Use more in salads, fresh juices and your own tortilla creations.  If you find that a bunch is more than you can use before it goes bad, put it in the freezer with your other vegetable scraps and make vegetable broth later.

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Am I the only one who just puts a straw (a re-usable glass one at that) into the blender jar and drinks their smoothie without bothering to put it into a glass?  I didn’t think so.  So that’s why there’s no photo.  I didn’t want to dirty a glass that I’d have to wash.

What is SBAAAMFO?  Strawberries (fresh frozen organic), Banana, Almond milk (vanilla unsweetened, if you must know), Almond butter, Aloe vera juice, Maple syrup (grade b organic), Flax (ground, of course) and Orange juice (just a tiny bit).

This is a good one.  Not that I’ll ever make the exact same smoothie ever again in this lifetime.  Oh well, that’s just how it is over here.  Enjoy the day!

Healthy Hypocrite Tip:  I grind whole flax seeds in the blender.  It’s less expensive than buying pre-ground and you don’t need a special grinder or super duper high speed blender to do it (well, in theory, of course, your results may vary).  I store it in a glass jar in the freezer and it keeps for a long time.

What’s In My Smoothie Today? SBAAAMFO!

What’s In My Tortilla Today? Even More of What I’m Known For!

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Yeah, I’m just a silly vegan tortilla eating fool with a blurry tortilla photo (sorry)! I do like some spicy zing and this one brings it.  Not too much that the heat overpowers though.

Sprouted wheat tortilla, my cilantro/parsley/basil pesto (from yesterday), onion, yellow beet, cucumber, fresh parsley, avocado, tomato, sunflower seed, sesame seed, chili lime cashew sauce, Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Hot Sauce and Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon.

Healthy Hypocrite Tip:  One of my favorite vegans who exemplifies veganism in the best way is Alicia Silverstone.  If you aren’t familiar with her website or book, The Kind Diet, please take a moment to visit her site here.  Lots of recipes, kind shopping and animal related stuff.

What’s In My Tortilla Today? Too Much Good Stuff!

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Another tortilla that should get an award!  Hehe.  I kill me!  You guys are so awesome for reading my crazy tortilla lady posts and I thank you.

Yesterday I made pesto from cilantro, parsley, basil, walnuts, pine nuts (just a few), nutritional yeast, garlic, olive oil (tiny bit), avocado, spirulina, sea salt, white pepper and some onion powder.  It’s amazing.

So, today, I made kale chips with a creamy cashew sauce and I had some leftover sauce.  The sauce is a chili lime flavor.  It’s made from 1 cup raw cashews soaked for an hour or so (you can soak overnight for ease), juice from 1/2 a lime, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, turmeric (for good measure), nutritional yeast (1/8 cup or so), sea salt (just a pinch), white balsamic vinegar (1 Tbl, not really needed, so if you don’t have, don’t worry), cayenne pepper (to taste) and a little almond milk to thin.  I put it all into the blender and blend until smooth.  You can’t overblend so go longer rather than shorter time blending.  You can play around with the thickness.  I kept it somewhat thick for the kale chips and then added a little more almond milk to thin for the sauce I put on my tortilla.

This is kind of like a super bonus post with extra recipes for pesto and cashew kale chip sauce.

I used a Trader Joe’s Chia Seed Tortilla, added the pesto, some seasoned veggie quinoa I had leftover from the other day, onion, yellow beet, cucumber, tomato, the cashew sauce and a sprinkle of black pepper.  That’s it.  Unfortunately, there is no more quinoa left so if I want to make another, I’ll have to do something different (no big deal for me).

Enjoy!

Healthy Hypocrite Tip:  A simple way to add more calcium to your plant based vegan diet is sesame seeds (they have more calcium than anything else).  You can put them into many things–especially my style tortillas.  Remind me to start doing this more!  You’re welcome.  

 

What’s In My Homemade Tortilla Today? Pistachios!

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This is one of my most favorite combinations that I’ve ever invented.  It’s even better on my homemade tortillas.  The first time I made this I had some fancy 9 grain vegan bread which was awesome but not like this.

Simple and fresh:

Avocado, white onion, cucumber, pistachios, white pepper and sea salt.

I made two small tortillas and I’ve already eaten them.  I think I might have to make another one.

Healthy Hypocrite Tip:  Need to chop nuts?  Don’t want to bother with the electric chopper or the mess of knife chopping?  Put the nuts into a bag and use a mallet or other heavy wide implement (I used the heavy end of my knife handle) to break them into pieces right in the bag.  Do this on your cutting board.

 

 

 

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Since I’m out of tortillas and I don’t have time to make them from scratch, I decided to have a quick lunch of my easy vegan mac n’ cheese.  I had to make it with vanilla almond milk (at least it’s unsweetened) because that’s all I have in the fridge.  It still tastes great.  And I put Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon on top!  Now, back to work for me.  Have a great day!

If you’d like me to post my basic mac n’ cheese recipe, let me know.  I do have a loaded version posted here.

What’s In My Tortilla Today? I’m Out! Vegan Mac N’ Cheese

What’s ON My Tortilla Today? Last Night’s Leftover Lentils!

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It’s ON!  As in, this is an ON my tortilla day not an IN my tortilla day.  This tortilla is exactly why I advocate for making extra of things like lentils and quinoa so you will have leftovers.  It’s probably hard for you to believe that there actually are lentils on this tortilla!  They are there–hidden under the tasty veggies!

I started with a Trader Joe’s Chile and Onion Tortilla which I crisped in the toaster oven.  Then I added the lentils which I reheated on the stove top (no microwave in the HH kitchen!).  Next, red onion, fresh cilantro, yellow beet, zucchini and avocado.  A sprinkle of my not so secret no salt seasoning, a few dashes of hot sauce and a few raw sunflower seeds to finish the whole thing off.

Healthy Hypocrite Tip:  When I need a tasty snack while traveling to an event or something, I like to make these as wraps.  Just make sure you don’t overdo any one ingredient portion-wise and you’ll be able to get lots of variety.