Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More vegetables, please.

I'm having a veggie crazy day. When I don't do the heavier foods like nuts and seeds/dates and figs and just stick to the veggies, I realize how many vegetables I can eat. (It's a lot!) This was my very late dinner after a very early salad dinner, and it was delicious (and very pretty).

I got my inspiration for this wrap from Wollaston's, a convenience store on Northeastern's campus where I used to pay $5 for a box of cereal because hey, why trek out to the actual grocery store when there's a small overpriced one right outside the dorms? Anyway, despite their insane prices, they have an awesome deli counter where they make great sandwiches. One that I got every single time (pre-raw) was called the Marino Fitness, which consisted of the following: guacamole, alfalfa sprouts, sundried tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, and olive oil on fresh bread. (Am I leaving anything out?) Oh, sometimes they'd shove some romaine in there, too. I would always get it on a wrap, and the genius in me realized I could make a really awesome raw version.

In my collard-green wraps:
Guacamole (avocado, lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, sea salt, black pepper, tomato)
Sundried tomato
Alfalfa sprouts

Simple...yum. Like I said, I usually save these posts for the weekend, but I just created these, and they were so beautiful that I decided to take a picture.

<3 you, vegetables.


  1. Yum, I love collard wraps, but haven't made them in a while. I think they need to make a comeback in my menu this week :)

  2. I remember Wollaston's! I went to Northeastern for 2 years. They have the BEST fitness center.

    Collard wraps are so easy. And yummy.

  3. You're kidding! What did you study? I'm in my 6th year now, living in Somerville.

    You're right, Marino is pretty awesome, but I have a few issues with it. No phones anywhere (even the locker room), you must have sneakers even if you're just going to yoga, and they won't let you in without your husky card even if you're clearly registered for a group fitness class and have eighteen forms of back-up ID... and traveled 30 minutes by T just to get there...but yes, good gym :P

  4. Collard wraps are one of my favorites, and yours look delicious!