Yet another thing that Vida Vegan Con has inspired me to do is actually make food again. It’s not that the mister and I haven’t been eating, it’s that our diet has been really, really boring. Not just a lot of soups, salads and sandwiches, but the same soups, salads, and sandwiches over and over again.
Between moving and our current living situation, I haven’t really been inspired to spend any time in the kitchen at all. But this past weekend flooded me with the kind of joie de vivre that can only be channelled into the creation of a really good meal that is then shared with someone you love.
This grilled and raw vegetable wrap with Field Roast Apple Sage Sausage is so insanely easy to make, and has such incredible flavor because, well, vegetables are damn tasty and Field Roast is simply fantastic and needs nothing more than to be charred in a grill pan.
Start by searing red peppers skin side down until they are nice and blistery, using just enough Earth Balance to coat the pan, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Flip them over, and add to the same pan a handful of carrot sticks. Turn the vegetables on all sides to
Meanwhile, in another pan, sauté some while onion slices in a dollop of Earth Balance, and once tender and fragrant, add the sliced sausage and brown evenly.
On a warm wheat tortilla, spread some spicy mustard. My absolute favorite is Lusty Monk, but because we’re out, we’re using this delicious stone ground mustard made with Apple Cider vinegar from Eden Foods, which has incredible, tangy flavor.
Add a layer of peppers and carrots, followed by the onions and peppers.
To that, add a giant leaf of fresh lettuce, some cucumber sticks, and some gloriously ripe avocado.
I love tomatoes, so at the very end of charring my vegetables, I threw in a few cherry tomatoes which I added on top of everything. The mister doesn’t like cherry tomatoes at all, which means more for me!
We both, however, love Aardvark Habeñero Hot Sauce, which is the final ingredient in this most magnificent meal.
Simple, delicious, nutritious, this is a perfect mid-week meal when energy is low but hunger is high. It’s filling without being overly so, and it’s packed with lots of good things to satisfy busy bellies.