If given the choice between having food you eat with your hands and all other food, I think I’d pick the handheld food about 99.99% of the time. Think about it…ice cream cones, Ethiopian stews with injera, ants on a log, burritos, cookies….all the good things. I realized that the return to Spring has brought more of these foods back into my life and thought I’d share what’s been wrapped, rolled, and stuffed lately. Cutlery (and cruelty) free meals sure makes eating in our deck lounge chairs in the evening sun much easier.
Rice paper rolls with sesame baked tofu, mango, cucumber, carrots, and pea shoots, with a spicy ginger-sesame-tamari dipping sauce.
Tacos! Tacos! Warmed black beans and a quick marinated veggie salad with Friday evening leftovers – tomatoes, shredded carrots, green onions, cilantro, fresh corn, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
Quinoa Sushi from the Choosing Raw cookbook. I tried cutting a few into maki sized pieces but it didn’t stay together too well, so we made full rolls instead and ate them like mini burritos. Fillings included avocado, steamed asparagus, cooked sweet potato, and various combinations of the three.
Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches from Isa Does It – it all started with a beautifully hued roasted red pepper sauce that gets slathered all over other roasted vegetables. I switched up whatever ones were in the book for portobellos, another pepper, red onion, and avocado. Smooshed into the fold of a whole wheat pita, a few asparagus in the back!
What kinds of cutlery free foods are in your Spring and Summer repertoire?