Råfrisk: 120915: PM's Mexican Lettuce Wraps

(svenska nedan) I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately, and it’s hard to make food when you’re not in your own kitchen, right? That’s why I love this recipe for Mexican Lettuce Wraps by Philip McCluskey. It’s a great, healthy, raw take on tacos and would be easy to make wherever you are.

Mexican Lettuce Wraps
You are going to want to pick out a couple prime heads of romaine lettuce. Then peel off a couple of the outer leafs, which will be bigger, therefore able to contain a fair amount of your stuffing that you’re going to make below. You can use collards or other types of greens, but romaine is my favorite for this meal.

Next, onto the stuffing. Many of these I made adjustments to myself or have made in the past, but some of the some recipes are adapted from here.

Mock Beans (that taste like beans!)
3 cup sunflower seeds (walnuts work too)
1/2 small onion
1 clove garlic
3/4 cup water
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
Blend all ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency. I like to keep it rather creamy, and not too liquidy.

Marinated Vegetables
1-2 red bell peppers, julienne
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 red onions, julienne
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Braggs amino acid
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp tumeric
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Drain extra oil from bowl. Cover and let sit 3 hours, or overnight if desired. Drain again before using.

Guacamole (also see my recipe here)
2-4 avocados, mashed
1-2 tomatoes, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 small onion, diced
1 squeeze of lemon or lime juice
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
Chop then mash all ingredients in a bowl with the back end of a large spoon. If you have access to a Molcajete, or mortar and pestle, try mushing your guac in there, and have fun!

Raw Dairy-Free Sour Cream
2 cup cashews
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 t/l apple cider vinegar
Add all the ingredients to your blender, and blend until the texture is whipped like sour cream. You may need to play with the amount of water, if too liquidy add more cashews, if too thick add more water.

Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Adapted from “Rejuvenate Your Life” by Serene Allison
1/2-1 red bell pepper
1 cup raw cashews
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp onion powder
1-2 clove garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup water
Blend until desired consistency. I like it creamy, then added to a squeeze bottle. Kids love it!

That’s really it, seems like a lot but it is rather fun to make, and you may find you have most ingredients already. Take your romaine, stuff if with your veggies, mock beans, and top with sour cream and cheddar cheese sauce and you’re all set for an amazing meal.

SVENSKA: Jag har varit på resande fot ganska mycket på senare tid, och det är ganska svårt att laga mat när man inte är i sitt eget kök, eller hur? Det är en av anledningarna till att jag gillar  det här receptet för Mexican Lettuce Wraps från Philip McCluskey. Ett bra, hälsosamt, raw alternativ till tacos — enkelt att göra var man än befinner sig.