Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Greens and Red Cabbage Wrap

Today for lunch I had a wonderful meal inspired by my friend Elizabeth Yates.Total party in my mouth!

1 Tablespoon (or so) olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
a bunch of garlic cloves (I lost count) minced
1 bunch greens (collards for me today), washed and cut into bite size pieces
1/2 red cabbage cut into bite size pieces
shredded cheese to taste*
2-3 slices of fresh avocado
salt and pepper to taste
whole wheat tortilla

I put the olive oil in a cold skillet, turned on the heat to medium-low, added the onion, coated it with the oil and let it sit a while (so I could unload the dishwasher). After the onion began to look clear, I added the garlic and mixed it with the onion. Then I threw in the greens and cabbage and tossed it all around a little, then let it sit with a lid for a few minutes until the greens were tender, but still crisp and green.
I put the mixture in the tortilla, sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground pepper, shredded some cheese, and topped it all off with several slices of avocado. Yummy in my tummy!

*Earth Fare was giving away Irish cheese this week, which kicked up this dish several notches.Check out their web-site here to find a store near you and sign up for the weekly coupon. A couple of weeks ago the coupon was a free pound of fair trade coffee and a box of granola. They don't play with their giveaways!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick's Day this week I'm adding in an extra serving of greens each day--at breakfast. It's been fun merging my breakfast usuals with greens. So far I've put some greens in with eggs (not so unusual) or had them as a side dish (kind of on the scale of forcing them down), but this morning, I got fancy and had some Amaranth hot cereal (any whole grain hot cereal will do) topped with flash steamed greens (leftover from last night) and some fresh avocado slices. I sprinkled a little Gomasio on top, and let me tell you, it was delicious!

So this year for St. Patrick's Day, set your intention to add an extra serving of greens in the morning. And maybe, if you forget to wear green, you can convince the "pinchers" that you're wearing green on the inside!