Wrap It Up

 
 

A pretty lunch box is a pleasure to open at any table, even during a business lunch. But what about the mornings you are running out of time or lack inspiration? How can you make an attractive, healthy lunch within a few minutes that delivers food for thoughts? The answer is simple: create a lovely creamy nut cheese in the weekend which keeps well all week in the refrigerator. Buy a variation of greens, sprouts, fresh herbs and vegetables, wash and store them nicely in green bags. Whenever you’re in a hurry, all you need to do is grab some of this inviting food and wrap it up!

 

TOOLS

 

A sharp knife

A cutting board

 

INGREDIENTS FOR 1 WRAP 

 

1 large green leaf of a Chinese cabbage

2 TBSP creamy herb cheese

A few cucumber slices, sliced in fine strips

A grip of cilantro or basil

A grip of sprouts of your own choice

1 sliced radish or some beet or carrots

A dash of sea salt

1 long sprig of chive

 

CREAMY HERB CHEESE 

 

2 cups of cashew nuts

1 cup of spring water

¼ tsp probiotic powder or 1 capsule of probiotics

 

Blend the cashew nuts with the water until very smooth

Add the probiotics at lowest speed or by hand

Transfer everything into a glass bowl and let ferment in a warm place (room temperature) for 16 hours

Add fresh herbs to taste (chive, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil)

Add a dash of sea salt and black pepper to taste

Mix well and store in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator

 

WRAP IT UP!

 

Cut the leaf horizontally in half so most of the white stem is removed

Place 1 to 2 TBSP herb cheese in the middle of the green part

Place whatever you like or have in your wrap on top of the cheese

Fold both sides towards the middle and tie the wrap together with a chive sprig

 

TIPS

 

You can wrap up all kinds of leftovers: always surprising!

No cheese? Use a nut dressing or some leftover sauce instead

You can use any green leaf to make wraps such as Collard Greens, Swiss Chard or Romaine lettuce

Make double the amount of the cream cheese and keep one half basic, add herbs to the other half

Create several flavored cheeses by adding Mediterranean, Moroccan or Indian herbs

If you buy a variation of coconut wraps and vegetable wraps, nori sheets, there’s always a backup to wrap up leftovers

Ideal food for traveling light