Hey guys! I’m finally back online after some technological mishaps, which I fixed by getting drunk on Thanksgiving and taking my computer apart with a screwdriver. All it took then was buying a USB wireless adapter, and everything’s set!

After such a long absence from Ahimsa, I’ve decided to give you guys a delicious recipe. It’s truly quick and easy, and I love these for lunch because they still feel special despite being so dang simple to whip up. Here you go!

Spicy Lettuce Wraps (serves 2, but would double or triple easily)

4 Romaine lettuce leaves, washed
1/2 cup tvp granules
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs oil
1 Tbs ketchup
1 tsp hot sauce

Spice Blend
1 Tbs chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbs nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp onion powder

First, rehydrate the tvp: combine tvp and water in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for about 4 minutes. Let set for 10 minutes.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and add the 1 Tbs oil. When oil is hot, add the tvp, and saute for about 2 minutes, just until it starts to brown. Then add the ketchup, hot sauce, and spice blend, and stir. Saute another 2 or 3 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.

 

Fresh Tomato Salsa
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 scallion, chopped
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp cayenne (or more to taste)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine ingredients, stir to mix thoroughly, and refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.

To make wraps, just put a generous scoop of the tvp into the lettuce leaf, and top with a dallop of fresh tomato salsa. It’s really tasty. 🙂

There are a few variations you could do for these: use ground walnuts instead of tvp, use collard or another leaf instead of Romaine, substitute salsa verde for the tomato salsa, or add shredded vegetables.

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