Since childhood I've felt a deep and unspoken connection with our mother earth. I'd spend day after day exploring her endless creations with every sense. As I get older the less time I spend actually surrounded by her offerings and bounty. I am connecting with her in another way though - through gardening. It just feels right. I've never really been able to keep plants alive until now. The journey is bringing me back to life from the stale shell I felt I was becoming in this digital age. On occasions I've helped my grandmother, mother and aunt upkeep their gardens in the spring and through the summer. One year in Kalamazoo we grew the most gigantic mammoth sunflowers and I played in their presence day after day. Photographing their center, chasing bees, and measuring my height up to theirs. We also had a vivacious moon flower vine. These flowers taught me about night shades and the ability to grow / bloom at night! These are all memories that give me strength and remind me of the natural abilities I have as a human woman. Here is a look at the progress of my small indoor garden. I will be moving the bell pepper sprouts outside today in honor of Mother's Day! Be blessed. All that you need is abundant.
Smokey Citrine is not all crystals and jewelry. We love good food. Here on the Cauliflower & Coffee section we will share simple recipes for eating at home and our thoughts on local restaurants. We are kicking our food blog off with one of our favorite things to eat that is so simple to make at home: Veggie Wraps!
This recipe is plant based but you can easily add your favorite meats into the mix if you want! Some times we add tuna, lunch meat, or a boiled egg. Craig and I make different variations of the same wraps. We have different preferences as far as stuffing goes! So don't be afraid to add your favorite veggies or grains to this. Customize these wraps for your eating needs!
What you'll need:
Tortilla Wraps - Burrito Size - We like 313 Urban by Haciendas but that is local to Detroit
Lettuce - Your choice but we use Red Leaf
Banana Peppers - In a jar
Honey Mustard Dressing
Mushrooms - Craig's favorite ingredient
Boiled Beets - Citrine's Favorite ingredient
*Personally I add Boiled Beets. That takes a bit more prep time. I boil a bunch of beets up - drink the beet juice - and slice them up to use through out the week.
The process is fairly simple once you've conjured your favorite veggies. If you're really good you can meal prep for the week by slicing all the ingredients up and putting them into your favorite storage containers. We cut up enough for our wraps and place the remaining veggies into bees wax wraps for refrigeration until hunger strikes again.
Place your veggies onto your choice of tortilla or wrap, add dressing and feta, wrap it up and boom your wrap is ready to eat!