This week’s guest chef is a blogger who makes me laugh and, though you have to p-u-l-l it out of her to make her talk about it, is a pretty damn amazing woman as well.
Get over there and ask her about her job.
(well, after you’ve read her food musings I mean…)
What an honor to submit a recipe for guest chef Thursday! I stalk your website during breakfast every morning. It is very motivating to know there are people out there, just like me, aspiring to be healthier! I’ve followed Weight Watchers, for over a year and a half now. I use the POINTS system, which works for me.
Anywho, I’m a young woman with not a lot of time. Or money. This “unfortunate” combination leads to LOTS of experimentation in the kitchen. I usually whip up something that seems elaborate, but is actually quite easy. I mainly end up using frozen veggies, canned beans, whole wheat pasta or brown rice and a serving fish/chicken/shrimp/turkey. I *love* to cook. I *love* to eat my cooking. I enjoy weirding people out when I prepare a meal and watch them eat it.
The other night, I was craving Mexican. And since I’m saving my money, and had some random left overs laying around, I entertained the thought that I could make my own burrito. *garbage style*
Here’s my recipe for Jillian’s Left-ova Pantry Style Burrito
YOU WILL NEED:
Joseph’s Brand Flax, Oatbran & Whole Wheat Lavash bread (1 wrap)
Goya Black Beans (1 can) (Low sodium are good, for obvious reasons)
1/3 cup Mexican cheese shredded (I used WW brand)Frozen peppers and onions (any brand is fine, as many as you want)Jalepeno rings from a jar (any brand is fine, as many as you want) slice if you want smaller pieces
1 teaspoon (or more) of Joseph’s Humus Tahini
1/3 cup of left over rice (For this recipe, I had some Zatarain’s Carribean Style rice with pineapple & coconut but ANY rice will do) (Seriously)
Open the beans, drain and rinse.
In a saucepan add: beans, onions, garlic, frozen peppers, jalepenos
Simmer this until the beans are tender and the frozen veggies have cooked
Get the wrap ready!
Spread thin layer of humus, cheese and rice.
Add the beans (1 cup)
Wrap it up!
Then heat up on each side until wrap is brown and ENJOY!!!!
It’s pretty yummy *and* it’s only 7 POINTS if you, like I, are following weight watchers.
VEEERRRYYYY filling as well.
You can add salsa, guacamole or sour cream to it, ground seasoned turkey meat, whatever you have laying around that would taste authentic!
I made another one that night and ate it cold for lunch the next day. Awesome AND portable.
you want dessert?
Quaker Chocolate Rice Cake
Cool Whip Lite
Strawberry or (fruit of your choosing)
Make it open faced using 1 rice cake, a blob of whip cream and fruit or make it a sandwich. Even freeze it?! The possibilities are endless….
Especially for the dessert and the *cool whip craving* you’ve triggered in me this morning… (processed? I know. delightful? fo’ shizzle.)