View Full Version : What is your favorite lettuce wrap filling?
10-29-2005, 01:54 AM
Yummy...I'm wondering what you like to put in these. I'd like to start having these on a regular basis because they are so easy and healthy. But, the only thing I can come up with is some sliced veggies and salsa.
I think I saw one for Philly Cheesesteak on here.
I guess I'm just looking for something more substantial than what I'm eating. I still eat cooked food and I'm trying to find some more hearty things to eat.
10-29-2005, 03:17 AM
You want something hardy? Oh, have I got something for you.
Make Alissa's Avocado Chutney and then triple the cayenne pepper and add a whole jalapeno pepper (crushed via a garlic press or minced very tiny). You will have hardy with lots of fire. Even my non-raw guests who talk about how spicy they like things, will back down from my chutney.
10-29-2005, 04:42 PM
I like to make 'cashew hummus' and put that in there, with a mango salsa, strips of my favorite veggies, and then dip them in a sweet miso-ginger sauce.
I make the cashew hummus with soaked cashews, raw tahini and some lemon juice and salt.. Just blend until yummy.
Mango salsa, I just cube up a mango, dice an onion, mix together with lots of the mango juice and sprinkle in some cumin, salt, etc. Best to let it sit for awhile.
For the ginger sauce I just take a cube of fresh ginger root, a good dab of miso, agave or honey and whir it up in the food processor. Sometimes we toss in some hot pepper for a kick.
These are VERY hearty and we eat like 4 for a complete meal..
I love big pieces of lettuce filled with Alissa's Almost Tuna, or my own veggie pate, or marinated mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions topped with guacamole. I think of lettuce and other big leafy greens like bread now. What would I put in a sandwich or on a tortilla? In the lettuce it goes! :D
10-29-2005, 10:41 PM
I'm a simple girl ;) my fav is guacamole with a few pieces of greek olives spread around in it. Although dhammala, your fav sounds SO good that I'm trying it tomorrow!
My other favorite is a elt : eggplante bacon, lettus and tomato with a mock mayo ( I use a nut cheese recipe for the mayo that I got from a very inspiring person from this site, veggiemom )
In a blender, add:
1 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2-3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup onion
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup distilled water
10-29-2005, 11:30 PM
I like to keep my meals low fat so I use wasabi. sliced black olives and veggies sliced in thin stips...cucumber carrots squash.
10-30-2005, 12:14 AM
Oh, lets' see
Alissa's meatloaf (undehydrated) is excellent
Alissa's meatloaf dehydrated with fresh tomato slices, white onion slices, and fresh jalepeno pepper slices. mmmmmmm
olive tapenade with tomato and white onion and carrot sticks
But my all time favorite is Alissa's falafel, with tahini and garlic, and tomato and white onion slices.
Dragggon says his favorite, is the pesto and marinated white onion with marinated mushrooms.
10-30-2005, 01:28 AM
Alissa's mock salmon with avocado and tomato slices is to die for!!!
10-30-2005, 12:31 PM
My favorite is my version of veggie sushi, because it's so quick and easy what I do is either mash up some avocado, or just slice it up, I find it sticks easier if you mash though...put that in there, put some sliced up carrot or cucumber, or whatever, then I top it with some sprouts, and dip it in nama shoyu and wasabi....yu-um! my non-raw boyfriend even likes these!
But since getting Alissa's book, I do a lot of the stuff that RP suggested. there's so much good stuff to stuff in there!
10-30-2005, 12:33 PM
I just made your fillings for romaine wraps. I can't wait to have it for dinner tonight (or it might be lunch tomorrow). I had a little lick of each while I was cleaning up and they are very yummy.
truthseeker, you'll have to tell me what you think!
10-30-2005, 08:13 PM
I also love Alissa's Avocado Chutney in lettuce wraps as well as her mock salmon adding avocado and tomato too. And this might sound strange but I really like it too, almond butter and banana mashed together and spread on romaine with a sprinkle of cinnamon... yum!
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