Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weekend Cooking; I'm not actually cooking ...but stop by anyway!

I haven't cooked it yet but in a moment of relaxing after school I found this recipe while paging through my new Vegetarian Times magazine.  I'm plan to cook it; maybe just not this weekend.  My plan is to put my feet up  a lot this weekend.  Starting now.

Potato and Cauliflower Burrito

1 15-oz can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tsp. canola oil
1 small onion, halved and sliced (1 cup)
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
3 cups small cauliflower florets
1 medium Yukon Gold or russet potato (6 ozs), cut into 1/4-inch cubes
3 T. chopped cilantro
4 8-inch flour or whole-wheat tortillas, warmed
1 cup cooked brown rice, warmed
1 cup grated vegan Monteray Jack cheese

1. Pulse tomatoes, chipotle chile, and garlic in food processor until coarse puree forms.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and oregano; saute 2 minutes.  Stir in cauliflower, potato, and tomato mixture, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.  Cover, and simmer 10 minutes.  Uncover, and simmer 5 more minutes, or until cauliflower and potato are tender.  Stir in cilantro.

3. Divide cauliflower mixture among tortillas, top with rice, and sprinkle with cheese.  Roll up tortillas, leaving one end open.

***I'm going to use regular (real)  cheese when I make this. 

This burrito is only 360 calories with 10 g. of protein.  There are 4 other burrito recipes included in this article, Better Burritos which states "forget those monster restaurant burritos that may be yummy, but are anything but low-cal. (A typical veggie burrito from a chain offering fresh ingredients clocks in around 750 calories-and that's without guacamole.) (35-VT, June) 
Golly, that's a lot of calories for a veggie burrito!!  I do  love Chipolte's burritos-not so much knowing this.  I'm  not much of a calorie counter but that's a large number for one item. Perusing Chipotle's website I have to say I'm still a fan as they do use good ingredients and they have a handy  nutritional guide-I rounded up and only got about 500 calories so I wonder which big burrito VT is talking about. 

Hope your weekend is lovely.  Happy Mother's Day to all.  I dropped hints to Groovy Girl and Teenage Boy about taking me for a long walk at our local nature reserve, if its not raining that is.  Either way it will be a beautiful day.
This post is linked to Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking meme.  Everyone can play along with any food related post.  Click over and see what she's cooking up-it's always informative.