Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Having fully cooked meals on hand is an asset to anyone. The catch is making time to cook. Often I find it beneficial to make a large meal and freeze the leftovers into individual portions.

This week at Quest, I came across some tasty and versatile wraps. Initially, I planned to freeze them and use them on a later date. Once I did my shopping, I realized I had more than enough for a mid-week cooking session! For me, food preparation is a labour of love. I am truly in my element when I’m in the kitchen.

I proceeded to make three different wrap combinations. First up was Mexican style. Ingredients included refried beans, red peppers, mushrooms, onions and rice. Next, I made a huge pot of chicken curry with cauliflower, various vegetables, and coconut milk. Panic whacked me when I realized that it had the consistency of soup which, of course, is not suitable for a flat bread wrap. I rummaged through the pantry, assessing different ways to thicken the sauce. I eventually decided to try using the dried hummus package I previously purchased at Quest. This was so much better than using flour or cornstarch to thicken, and it added flavour, fibre, and protein. I was very pleased with the result. Lastly, I whipped up some breakfast wraps. I used ham (from Quest), eggs, home made hash browns, and salsa that I had frozen last week. Only one ingredient for this project was purchased outside of Quest. My yield was 18 wraps and now I have healthy and handy lunches for the rest of the week.

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