Practical, healthful eating and living.

Easing into Warmer Weather April 25, 2009

Ah…the shedding of the sweaters, the return of sunny weather and neighbors dawdling on their patios.  As the weather changes, my cooking changes, too.

Rather than turn on the oven, I indulged in fresh hummos from Whole Foods, spread over a whole wheat tortilla.  I added a few slices of fresh tomato, romaine lettuce and some black olive tapenade.  Heaven.

If you’re in the mood for a heartier tortilla, try Ezekiel 4:9 New Mexico style sprouted grain tortillas. I heat mine in a toaster for just a moment or two.  They are made of organic sprouted wheat, organic sesame seeds, organic sprouted soybeans, organic sprouted barley, organic sprouted millet, organic sprouted lentils and organic sprouted spelt.  I know, it sounds like a lot.  No need to feel intimidated.  It looks just like a tortilla, and I find it more filling than a traditional whole wheat tortilla.  I stumbled upon them at Whole Foods several months ago and have been a fan ever since. Check the refrigerated tortilla section, usually near Mexican food or cheese.

Incidentally, if you have a Whole Foods in your area, despite its reputation for being expensive, I find excellent deals there.  The 365 house brand is very reasonable, and many items in the bulk food section cost less than comparable items at the rest of my neighborhood grocery stores.


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