Wraps Around the World – A Dinner Journey

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As we started putting together our dinner menu this week, we noticed that we had sushi and crepes and eggrolls – all wraps. Ben suggested  we continue the theme, and so, we have a global food journey this week, wraps around the world.

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Monday: Homemade Sushi. (Ben is usually the sushi master in our house. Years ago, we always sat at the sushi bar so we could study their techniques. We usually make mostly vegetarian rolls, like cucumber or avocado, some with egg, Ben’s famous bacon and egg roll, and we use a single piece of salmon from Vital Choice to make several rolls – a great way to make a very fancy piece of fish stretch to feed four people.  He added orange zest to one of the rolls and it was super delicious.)

Tuesday: Buckwheat & freshly milled wheat Crepes with sauteed leeks, wild ramps, gruyere, and shiitake mushrooms. We also made some with cinnamon apples.

Wednesday: Homemade Lavash and homemade falafel, with cashew cream sauce, cucumber, spinach, tahini sauce.  Salad on the side.  (Recipe notes:  We baked the lavash gently, so it was soft enough to use as a wrap, not crispy crackers like the recipe suggests.  We used freshly milled Frederick wheat from our grain share.)  I’d actually never eaten decent falafel before, so this was a fabulous revelation to me, and we’re definitely making this dinner again.

Thursday:  Homemade Egg Rolls & either Hot & Sour Soup or Miso Soup.  When I was a kid, my parents would make a huge batch of egg rolls about once a year, deep fry them all, and freeze a bunch to be retoasted later.  I haven’t made them in a looong time, so I’m really excited about this one.

Friday:  Corn Tortilla Enchiladas with shredded chicken, red sauce, caramelized onions, and spinach.  Salad on the side.

Saturday:  Gyros.  Homemade pita bread (same recipe as the lavash, but rolled thicker so they puff up in the middle), ground lamb, cucumber-yogurt sauce, arugula, onions.

Sunday:  Tex-Mex Burritos.  Homemade tortillas, black beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, scallions, bell pepper.  Salad on the side.

Blessings on your week, friends.  What’s cooking in your kitchen?  Any wraps you love that should’ve made our list?

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3 Responses to “Wraps Around the World – A Dinner Journey”

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    Yum! Yum! We’ll have to try some of these when you you visit…when we aren’t out eating something yummy…LOL! Counting the days now!

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    My gluten free self is very jealous of your wraps! That’s something I do miss, a light and tasty wrap is just the ticket on these warmer evenings. Looks like you are making very busy in the kitchen!

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