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12.20.2009

Hummus-Eggplant Pita Wrap

Since the holiday travels are quickly approaching, I decided to do one more post, in case I was not able to post during my vacation in Texas. Another reason for posting was to bring back my spirits from some frustrating camera issues this past weekend. It teaches me to be more disciplined in uploading pictures onto my laptop daily for fear of losing all pictures for future posts! Yes....I think I might have lost almost 100 pics on my memory card. :(

Yesterday, we went to Bronner's, the largest Christmas store in the world, in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Let me tell ya, I was not mentally prepared with the amount of people that would be shopping and viewing all the details of this huge store.
I think my husband is still learning that there is only so much I can take when in huge crowds. I get claustrophobic, cranky, overheated, and more. All I know is that I have to take small breaks in order to enjoy overcrowded places, like malls. This is probably why I like doing my Christmas shopping before the Christmas holidays. Anyway, my husband is trying to recover pictures from my memory card, otherwise, I can only explain what we saw in this store. We got to see ornaments from all over the world, tons of decoration options, Christmas trees of all kinds, nativity sets from all over the world, the biggest collection of Hummel figures, and so much more.

After 2 the 3 hours in the store, we decided to cruise the Bavarian village. Everything looks so beautiful covered in snow. Snow truly emphasizes Christmas so much more! We dined in a German restaurant, called the Bavarian Inn, where schnizel and sauerkraut were served. We then went into a nice clock shop where cuckoo clocks from Germany were displayed.

We then went into a shop where my hubby exclaimed, "Hey! There aren't any men's clothing here!" When I turned around he was wearing this:
Great stuff! Anyway, good news as I am writing this post. My hubby found software to recover 189 of my pictures so I will be adding pictures of this magnificent Christmas store.
Since we are leaving for the holidays, I have been keeping meals really simple in order to prevent leftovers or using food that would spoil while we were gone. Tonight, I was able to make some delicious wraps that even had my hubby asking and inquiring. My hubby keeps on surprising me as time goes on. These wraps are quick and delicious and make for a healthy and filling meal for any night of the week.



Hummus-Eggplant Pita Wrap

by Noelle Kelly
Keywords: lunch Vegan recipes on Recipage vegan eggplant

Ingredients (serves 2 to 4)
  • 2 Tbsp hummus (click to retrieve recipe)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 globe eggplant, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pickled radishes
  • 4 to 6 whole wheat pita
Hummus
  • serves 4
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, reserve 1/4 cup of liquid
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini butter (sesame seed butter)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • olive oil for drizzling
Instructions
Prepare hummus as specified on previous recipe.
Heat a grill on the stove on medium heat. Brush each eggplant side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill for 5-7 minutes.
Slice the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and place on a separate plate.
Take one pita and spread with 2 Tbsp of hummus. Add 3-4 slices of eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, and add a few sliced red onions.
Add the pickled radishes. For instructions on how to prepare pickled radishes, see link.
Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and a little olive oil. Roll each pita and enjoy!
For Hummus
Place beans in processor and add chickpea liquid,garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, and spices. Process. Keep processor on and little by little add the olive oil until the mixture becomes smooth. it should not be grainy. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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16 comments:

Simply Life said...

yum! this sounds like my perfect meal!

pegasuslegend said...

this sounds perfect for any time...and so healthy as usual another winner for you looks marvelous!

Shelly said...

Sounds like the perfect quick fix yummy meal! I know exactly how you feel about the lost pictures! I accidentally deleted the folder with 1/2 of my Edinburgh pictures a week ago and was SOOO upset! Good thing Brian found a software to recover it all back so now I can post about all the food we ate! Have fun in Texas!

Dairy Free Betty said...

yummy.. this sounds so good!!

MP said...

So sorry about your photographs--that hurts! The trip looks like it was fun and the wrap looks and sounds amazingly delicious.

Have fun in Texas. My parents live there and rumor has it it's hot there!

denise, the prime magpie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about the camera incident. I've had situations where I've accidentally deleted things and during the writing of a post, just have the whole thing disappear. Just feels like the worst. But I'm glad you lifted your holiday spirits with fun events, men wearing large animal skins, and delicious food!

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

I'm glad to know that my hubby isn't the only one who wears ridiculous hats in the store. Just had hummus for lunch so I had to come by and see what you were doing with it. Sounds so good!

The Chickenless Chick said...

Pickled radishes = great idea!

Vegetable Matter said...

Eggplant and hummus are two of my essential food groups. Great looking wrap!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy pita wrap! Have a wonderful holiday!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I could really go for one of those wraps. Yum. Generally I'm the one in the store wearing a hat like that - hilarious. :) OH - did you recieve my email? You won the calendar from the North Texas Food Bank! Send me your info and I'll get it out to you ASAP!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Add hummus to anything and I'll eat it. Yum.

Scott K said...

Absolutely love eggplant. This looks wonderful!

Kelly said...

I feel the same about "crowds" thus my shopping takes place before Thanksgiving! Well, my tech person is Mr. Vegan Thyme--lucky me as I have needed his help many times! This recipe looks delicous! Happy Holidays!

kiss my spatula said...

have so much fun and merry christmas to you!!

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