The theme of this post is QUICK! Not only because this meal (or appetizer) can be whipped up lickety-split, but also because I am racing against the clock to get my mile-long to-do list completed before we leave for our mission trip.
Last week, a box of goodies from Wildtree came in the mail (I ordered and paid for them, this is not a paid review). I became familiar with this health-conscious company through a friend who reps their product. This portion of their mission statement pretty much sums up why I like their product:
Wildtree offers the highest quality herbs, spices and culinary blends that are free of preservatives, additives, fillers and promote a healthier lifestyle. We believe in the value of making cooking a quicker, easier, more healthful project for those who are short on time.
Peace of mind – pure and simple. No junk in my food! PLUS – all of their products are certified ORGANIC! Luv that.
They have a few gluten-free products (non-certified, but made in a separate facility) and several vegan-friendly products, too. This time, I ordered Natural Grapeseed Oil, Garden Vegetable Blend, Hot & Spicy Fra Diavolo, Taco Seasoning Blend and Asian Ginger Plum Dressing & Marinade. I was most excited to try the Asian dressing. Conveniently, their website has recipes for every product. The recipe for Asian Ginger Plum Lettuce Wraps caught my eye and lucky for me, it’s already VEGAN – no adapting required!
Just seven simple ingredients tossed together and served on lettuce leaves. It doesn’t get much easier. Well, actually it does. I cut corners by buying packaged cole slaw shreds. Told you this was all about quick ;) It definitely doesn’t taste like a ten-minute meal, though. It’s full of flavor, thanks to the Asian dressing. For the record, Hubs really liked this recipe, too. And also for the record, each wrap (if you make eight small ones) is only 60 calories! I made four large wraps instead, but still – only 120 calories each.
Thought I’d give you a little Valentine’s Day inspiration by serving it with steamed, heart-shaped carrot slices. I know – how cute, right?! Check out the photo tutorial here.