Thursday, April 10, 2008

lettuce wraps.

When I changed the name of my blog from "Lookin' Good" to "Fresh Out the Kitchen," my mom [a.k.a. my No. 1 reader] inquired about the meaning of this new title. I think she thought it had something to do with food...but in reality, it's just a lil slang from my favorite R&B phenomenon, R. Kelly.

Still, this food reference got me thinking. My love of food runs almost as deep as my love for clothes, and I family and roommates are always glancing at my latest kitchen creations with an envious eye...

And so begins the culinary segment of "Fresh Out the Kitchen:" While the title originally referred to everything new and hot in terms of fashion trends, I am now extending it to cover all things fresh out the kitchen, literally and figuratively.

Dinner last night featured incredibly delicious, light, and refreshing "Asian-inspired" lettuce wraps. For those who haven't had the joy of trying this presumably Americanized dish at your local Chili's, these wraps are somewhat like the Asian equivalent of a Mexican Taco--only much more healthy.

{INGREDIENTS} grilled, garlic-seasoned chicken, crisp butter lettuce, shredded carrots, water chestnuts, Pure Kraft brand Asian Sesame dressing [new, amazing and low-calorie] and, my favorite part- mai fun rice sticks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I loved seeing your new addition of food to your blog! Those look delicious...I'm so glad I could teach you how to make them! We prefer peanut sauce with them, here at our house...are you just trying to go more low-cal with the sesame dressing? You'll have to do a segment on the "pita pizza" creation...I think everyone would love those too!
-mother (your #1 reader)