A REAL Veggie Wrap

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I really don’t. I wish I did, but I don’t. Because, if I did, I wouldn’t be here, in my apartment, writing a blog entry when I’m supposed to be in class. Did I go to class? Obviously, I didn’t.

Now the real question, then, is WHY I didn’t go to my classes yesterday or today. Am I dead? No. Do I have the flu? No, although that’s surprising. Am I depressed? Yes, but no more so than normal (or so I think).

How about I just skip to the point and tell all you lovely readers out there just DYING to know why I’ve skipped class. My back hurts. That’s it. Plain and simple. No fuzz. Usually, I have a pretty high tolerance for pain. While everyone else dreads shots, I think the whole thing is kind of….fun. But that’s not the point. The point here IS that my back hurts and, when my back hurts, I can’t move because my legs won’t support my weight without causing me such excruciating pain that my eyes start watering.

Usually, I would just take a pill. Take 7-8 extra strength advil and them do their magic. But this pain is different. You see, this pain is really nothing more than a physical manifestation of a psychological problem, i.e. psychosomatic. I won’t listen to my mind, so, now, I have to lie in bed as retribution or something until I either figure out what triggered it or whatever did trigger it becomes less….problematic for my subconscious.

What I would like to know now is why they can’t just remove half of my brain and get on with it. Wouldn’t life be so much easier without an id? God knows mine would.

Anyway, I’m sure that annoying rant has made you you a little tired. But, wait! Before you walk (or click) away to find something else to do, check out this great wrap recipe and see if it doesn’t change your mind.

This is one of my favorites. Made it up completely out of the blue last year when I had some leftover vegetables and hummus. Sure, I’ve modified it a bit to suit my mood and fridge contents over the year, but it’s still just as veggie-licious.

I didn't dare cut this one in half!

Who needs a taco when you have…

  • Tortilla, wrap, bread, etc of choice
  • Hummus (try my homemade recipe here)
  • Sliced eggplant and zucchini
  • Frozen 3 pepper and onion blend (or sliced red, orange, yellow and green bell peppers and onions)
  • Sliced mushrooms (portabella or baby bella have the best flavor)
  • Tomato (sliced)
  • Alfalfa sprouts

→First of all, remember that any and all of these ingredients are optional. This isn’t baking here, we’re not doing chemistry, just taste bud chemistry.
Spread hummus on vector of choice (I used a flax wrap).
Grill all fresh veggies (for me, this was the eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms but you might choose to use fresh peppers and onions as well). Note: Roasting the veggies in an oven will work too.
In a medium pan, saute any frozen veggies (if applicable).
Assemble sandwich by layering the veggies on top (eggplant, then zucchini, then tomatoes, then mushrooms and peppers and onions, and finally sprouts).
Eat carefully, it drips!

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3 responses to “A REAL Veggie Wrap

  1. Maira March 28, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Yummy and healthy:)

  2. Jord April 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    vector, hee hee. ps, maybe what you want is… mmm… cymbalta? there’s an antidepressant that helps with pain that’s more or less psychological. Not that I advocate you popping pills, Mekkie, but this may do you some good, eh?

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