It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any recipies and I made this yummy little meal the other night and boy did it hit the right spot. I’m not certain what it is about wraps that I love so much but anything in a wrap seems to be good. Maybe it’s convenience? I’m not sure.
I saved the recipe in MS Word and therefore I do not know where I got it from. It is not a recipe that I came up with…
1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green onion, finely sliced (white and green parts)
1/2 red or green pepper, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of monterey jack and sharp cheddar)
Sour cream (optional)
6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
Mix rice together with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken and rice mixture down the center of each tortilla. (Optional: on some of the wraps, I dotted the cheese with about 1-2 tablespoons of reduced fat sour cream before arranging chicken and rice mixture down the center – it made the wraps delightfully creamy.) Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open. Spray the tortillas all over with cooking spray.
Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute. Arrange 2 wraps, seam-side down, in pan and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve.
Anderson Silva on Chael Sonnen!
Finally someone gives Chael a taste of his smart mouth. Love it!
“First of all, Chael is a criminal,” Silva (31-4 MMA, 14-0 UFC) said through translator and manager Ed Soares. “He’s been convicted of crimes. He doesn’t deserve to be inside the octagon. And when the time comes and the time is right, I’m going to break his face and break every one of his teeth in his mouth.”
“People who live in the past, and things that are in the past, are in museums,” Silva said about his past performance against Sonnen, which took place at UFC 117 and ended in a come-from-behind, fifth-round submission victory for the champ. “Right now, I’m focused on what’s going to happen in the next few weeks, and right now, playtime is over.
“I’m going to beat Chael like he’s never been beaten before. The joke is over. There’s no more talking. I know he’s on the line listening, and the game is over. I’m going to beat his ass out of the UFC. He’s never going to want to fight again after I’m done with him.”
I borrowed this from Detroit Free Press.
Last night hubby and I went downtown. It’s a bit of a trek for us as we DO NOT drink and drive… therefore we always have to leave a few hours earlier than the event time. We walk, then bus, then skytrain, then walk or cab some more. It’s fun though. Well it’s always fun when were together. Road Soda’s are a must to fight the long trip. Start the night out right. We were on our way to a buddy’s birthday dinner. The venue was The Italian Kitchen on 1037 Alberni Street in Vancouver. I had a delicious pasta, Linguini Carbonara and Hubby had a spicy, super tasty Chicken Parmesan. It was a very nice place and everyones food seemed to be of great quality. I would hope so as the prices were not that low.
When dinner was done and we said our goodbyes, we started walking… it was a wonderful warm evening, I was in a summer dress, and Vancouver has seen alot of rain lately…. so we walked. and walked and walked. We stopped on the gallery steps and people watched…. We enjoyed a bunch of hip hoppers practicing in the below ground Robson arena and found ourselves on Granville, walking the opposite way of the skytrain. $4 highballs out on the patio of Olympia Bar & Grill…. I think we shall. Oh and you’ve run out of crappy whiskey so you will substitue with Crown…. sounds great to me! We talked and drinked and talked and drinked more and decided since it was close to midnight we should head back… althought neither of us wanted to…. It was such a nice and pleasant evening and I just love my man.
My cousin will live on in our hearts.
Sarah Kristen Petersen, our sweet little girl, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, at 21 years of age. She was born on March 17, 1991 in Nelson, BC. Sarah grew up in Salmo, BC and graduated in 2009. She was living and working in Calgary, enjoying life and all it had to offer while making many new friends along the way. She was truly beautiful on the inside and out; happy, friendly, caring, positive and most of all kind. You could often find her laughing and lightening everyone’s day with a beautiful smile on her face. Friends will remember her as a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. She will be forever missed. Sarah is survived by her father Glen; her mother Tracy (Kirk); her sister Valene, who she genuinely admired; and her brother Collin, who she loved dearly. She also leaves behind her Grandpa Brown and several loving aunties, uncles, cousins and an abundance of friends. She will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew her and loved her. “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile the whole evening sky would be in the palm of my hand”.
I want to thank everyone who offered their support and love throughout this time. It’s been just over 3 weeks and when I think of her, and I do often, I see her smile and hear her voice. We love you Sarah.
This is one meal that I’ve always loved! Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry! I used to make it with the dry packet mix and that was great but we all know how much msg is in those things. Here’s a recipe I found tonight on About.com and luckily I had most things already in house!
Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
To Cook Broccoli:
I have been wanting a food processor for a long time now and I can’t hold out any longer. I took off to Home Outfitters this morning, Hubby in tow… 15% OFF SALE on all Kitchen Electronics. Cashed in my HBC Rewards points and here she is!!! She is beautiful! Can not wait to put her to work tonight!
Long awaited, finally, at last…. all words I would use to explain my excitement for this television show. PVR is set to record the hostile, violent, drama about to unfold. I ♥ it! I plan to finally make risotto and beef wellington this year. It seems those are two dishes that they make on the regular.
I should explain, to those who have no idea what this show is about…. a little blurb from their website…“Premiere chef Gordon Ramsay spices up the tenth season of Hell’s Kitchen with 18 new competitors. These aspiring restaurateurs will brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he once again puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize: a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. As the competition progresses, the teams will be reduced until only two chefs are left to compete for the ultimate prize and fulfill their dreams of working in the culinary industry as the winner of Hell’s Kitchen.”
This show does teach things and it’s exciting to watch as well.
I believe it starts Monday, June 4th!
Set your PVR’s people! We’re going to hell!