An Ode to the Burrito

I don’t know why I didn’t think to write this post years ago, because there have been times over the last three years or so where I’ve eaten burritos at least once a day…if not more.

It started with breakfast burritos. I love eggs, but scrambled is boring and sometimes I get sick of friends eggs and toast. So I started making breakfast burritos. I’d scramble an egg, smear some refried beans on a tortilla along with some salsa, warm it, and then add the eggs — perhaps with some guacamole.

It wasn’t long before I was declaring this the perfect food. Tons of protein combined with fruit and vegetables, all in one tidy (sometimes whole grain) wrapper.

Recently I became re-obsessed with burritos after a visit to Moe’s, which is about as close as I get to eating fast food these days. But I didn’t see any reason I should be getting one burrito for $7 when I could spend the same amount to eat a whole week’s worth of burritos! So now I’m back on a kick, with a new recipe. Continue reading

Faux Pho

The other day I found myself sitting at my grandmother’s house wondering what I was going to have for dinner. My choices were limited. I could have cereal, wait to unfreeze my tomato sauce and make spaghetti, or figure out what I could make from the garden. That basically meant a salad, or…uh…not much else.

I could stop at Moe’s and grab a burrito, or at the store for something more substantial.

Then I thought about the bok choi and the Thai basil. “Nana, do you have any Ramen?” I asked. Of course, she did. I stuck a package in my purse and headed home.

I chopped up the bok choi, and tossed it into the pot along with the basil and splash or two of sriracha. The results? DELICIOUS.