Wednesday Wellness is all about checking in with yourself in the middle of the week, taking good care of your body, and grounding your mind. Grounding, versus relaxation, is an active way to bring yourself back to the present. Cooking, especially simple cooking, is a great way to ground yourself. It's active, engages all five of your senses, is low stress, and has a beginning, middle, and end which allows for a sense of accomplishment and completion. Every week I'll post a new recipe. Hopefully with pictures!
I for one love the flavors of pumpkin and sage. A favorite childhood recipe incorporated these flavors with spinach and mushrooms into a lasagna. So delicious, but since adulthood has brought with it the specter of a huge dairy intolerance, lasagna is a little less fun. Not to mention time consuming to make. So on this almost 70 degree October day, I decided to make a wrap that incorporated these flavors without the hassle and/or oven. Unfortunately, the absence of mushrooms in my fridge meant the absence of them in my wrap. But you could easily cook up any variety of mushrooms in a little olive oil and include them. And if you're so inclined, feel free to toss in a little cheese, dairy or otherwise. Feel free to use a gluten-free wrap.
pumkin sage hummus & fresh spinach wraps
2 cans organic, no salt added garbanzo beans
1 can organic pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 clove garlic crushed
3 tblsps apple cider vinegar
2-3 tblsps olive oil
1 1/2 tsps sage
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
cracked pepper and salt to taste
fresh organic baby spinach
wraps (I used sprouted Ezekiel wraps, but you can use any kind including gluten-free)
toasted pumpkin seeds
Combine all of the above ingredients except spinach in a food processor or mash in a bowl. Add pepper and salt to taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Spread as much or as little as you like (This makes a lot) on a wrap, add spinach, and mushrooms or cheese if you are using, sprinkle pumpkin seeds on, roll up and eat. Again, this makes enough for about 8 small wraps and about 4-5 large ones.