When Gav and I were at the Super G Mart on our International Shopping Adventure he recognized an avocado. They were doing the 'try it... you'll like it' song on Yo Gabba Gabba that morning so he was all about trying some avocados (he hated them of course, but good effort!). Also, at the Super G I found the nori I needed for the carrot dikon tea (recipe and review coming in a couple days... gotta see if it 'works' first).
As all of you who know me for real know, I'm not much of a cook. I have been so inspired by TKD that I have really been trying to fix not only dinner... but bright, colorful, fun and healthy dinners. I am the only one in my family who ends up eating them (for now!) but hey, more for me and an easy lunch for the next day already ready for myself!
So back to Gav eating the avocado... he actually wouldn't even try a tiny bite when he saw the inside. I told him how 'creamy' it was, but honestly I'm not a huge fan of them raw so I took my steal of a deal ($0.70) avocado, some salsa I got, random spices (probably 5 yrs old) and made my own guacamole! I tried to look up a recipe, but I wasn't really in the mood so I did a google search on my phone and saw something about a red onion (something else gav saw that was 'pretty' at the Super G) and chopped it all together and it's what I called guacamole. Technically I guess it was more of a chutney, but whatever it's a huge step for me to make anything like I said LOL!
Anyhow, I had some leftover green pepper/onion mix that I had added black beans to. And Jason by accident got brown rice with quinoa (which he hated so I got to have, score!) and that was my 'filling.'
I put my homemade salsa aka chutney on top then added some spinach (for my 'real' vegetable) and wrapped it up in a wholewheat tortilla... yum!
And guess what? I STILL had some of the green pepper/onion/rice/beans left over so guess what I made tonight? Another burrito, but instead of a tortilla... I used... (drum-roll...) nori! And what is nori? It's the seaweed (yes!) wrapped around sushi. When Jason saw it he said "Is that PAPER?" I said "no" and left it at that.
To be perfectly honest, it sort-of did taste like sushi for .005 sec. But as the nori got heated by the rice and beans and the ingredients settled, it was really good! That nori is tough stuff, it held my messy burrito really well. OH! I should add tonight I had the exact same ingredients but also added dikon sprouts (the ones I thought were real dikon, before I looked it up).
So all and all I will call this recipe a success! Yay!