Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are quick, easy yet take time to prep. Finely chopped veggies — cabbage, peppers, bean sprouts, onions, water chestnuts, mushrooms.  I haven’t made any since last year, but I saw this in Family Circle. They have the Moo Shu Vegetable Wraps which seem to be a lot quicker to prep using the bagged shredded veggies. I might try this to cut down on prep time.

The picture below is of the lettuce wraps I have made which are good as well. I want to try the Moo Shu Vegetables with Lettuce Wraps. I will update this soon.

Moo Shu Vegetables
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package of firm tofu, cut in 6 slices
  • 2 tbsps of spicy grilling sauce (house of tsang)
  • 1 tbsp of canola oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bag of coleslaw mix
  • 1 bag of shredded carrots
  • 4 ounces of sliced mixed mushrooms
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • ½ cup of vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup of hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsps of light soy sauce
  • 6 scallions sliced
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 10 whole wheat flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Heat grill on medium. Coat with cooking spray. Brush both sides of the tofu slices with the grilling sauce and grill for 3 mins per side. remove to plate and cut into cubes. Keep warm.
  2. In a large non stick pan or wok, heat oil on medium. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds. Add coleslaw, carrots, mushrooms, sprouts, and a ¼ cup of broth. Cook and stir frequently.
  3. Stir together remaining ¼ cup of broth, hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Add to pan and cook for a few more mins. Stir occasionally. Stir in scallions, sesame oil and tofu.
  4. Serve on warmed tortilla.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 221

 

lettuce wraps

Collard Greens Smoothie

This is a surprisingly good green smoothie. Give it a chance. If you have made other green smoothies and like them, I suggest giving this collard green smoothie a try:

Collard Greens Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 4 collard greens leafs
  • 1 pear
  • 1 small banana
  • 5 red grapes
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 2-3 tbsp of sweetener of choice
Instructions
  1. Blend and enjoy!

 

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Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

This is similar to the recipe on the back of the French’s label. However, instead of baking I cooked this on the stove top with 360 cookware saute pan. Plus, I use fresh green beans.

Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipe
Cuisine: Sides
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can of low fat cream of mushroom
  • 4 cups of fresh green beans
  • ¼ cup of diced onion
  • ¼ cup of diced celery
  • 1 container of French's French Fried Onions
  • ¾ cup 1% milk
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat pan with a little olive oil.
  2. On medium heat saute onions for a few minutes.
  3. Add celery and continue to saute until celery appears more translucent.
  4. Add less than a half cup of water, then add green beans.
  5. Reduce heat, cover for approximately 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
  6. Mix in cream of mushroom, milk and black pepper.
  7. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until green beans are tender.
  8. Top with French's Onions, cover and turn heat down to low for an additional 5 minutes.

 

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