Healthy Wrap(?)

You may remember how my mom prepared breakfasts for me whenever I go back for visits. Recently she’s into those (tortilla?) wraps, and salad sandwiches became salad wraps.

Last week, I felt a sudden urge to attempt to make wraps for dinner and rather spontaneously decided that it would be wraps week. So I bought a packet of those wraps home, along with some ingredients.

The first day I made these:

Raw salad and cucumber and roasted sesame dressing
Scrambled egg and tomato and sausage

I guess the keyword here is “attempted”. Because, well… the end products were…

Like this

I guess I should not have overestimated the fillings required, but I didn’t.

I guess I should have toasted those wrap sheets first, but I didn’t.

I guess… I guess I knew what I was doing, but I didn’t.

Anyway, damn thing disintegrated the moment I tried to wrap both of em’ wraps up. Had to transfer them into the plate quickly, what with all those sauce and juices dripping all over the place. Blerghhh…

The following days I gave up doing wraps. I slathered butter and blueberry jam on the wraps and used them as quick breakfast sandwiches. The carrots and cucumbers became salads for dinners.

Like this

I think it is about time I look for new recipe videos to watch. And do some serious cooking attempts.

But then… those anime and light novels are so tempting… πŸ™„


    • No lah, the skinless parts look less distinct I think, that’s why you only see the skin. I peeled the whole cucumber into the bowl. πŸ˜›

  1. I also buy that wrap “bread” sometimes to make chicken and veggie wraps. To be able to fold it properly you have to put a small amount.

    To make your wraps more healthy, you can try putting less sauce πŸ˜› Sauces are mostly fats!

  2. You are so adventurous in cooking lah. Even attempt to make wraps. I find those packets of instant wrap “skins” being sold in the supermarkets quite expensive. Eh, making wraps involve a lot of work leh – gotta do the fillings – shred cucumbers, carrots or prepare scrambled eggs, tomatoes and sausages, not to mention have to roll them up in the end. Lazy man no longer lazy kah?

    I think you put too much fillings so cannot roll them up. If ever you make wraps again, put the fillings in a long thin row at one side and start rolling up the wrap, not put a lot of fillings smack in the middle like that. But good attempt lah. At least make your food preparation more interesting, not cooking the same thing every day.

    Multitask lah. Make your wraps with both hands and one eye with another eye watching anime online, hehehehe.

    • I guess I skipped toasting the wrap skin, and replaced chopping with peeling, so it was quite lazy to be honest…

  3. Maybe it is poor quality wrap you buy, and that’s why the sauce soaked through. From the photos, it didn’t look like you put a lot of filling anyway :/ It all does not look appealing in the plate πŸ˜•

    Heh, I am sure at some point you will have some craving again and if so, you might straight away want to look for a recipe πŸ™„

  4. Striking a fine balance between anime, light novel and serious cooking is achieveable but one has to invest the time and energy.

  5. Practice makes perfection. I think you can easily master this by chopping the ingredients into smaller bits with lesser sauce filling. Most restaurants served very dry wraps and we need to dip into sauce externally. Good Luck boy!

  6. Well, there are open-faced sandwiches, so you can call yours open-faced tortilla….wakakakaka! πŸ˜€ As for me, I don’t like wraps (I guess I don’t like the doughy taste of tortillas). By the way, I don’t know how you eat those carrot ribbons when they’re not finely shredded coz the texture will be too hard for me πŸ™

    • Well, they’re fine enough for me. I peel them with fruit peeler. How much finer can it get anyway? πŸ™„

  7. You are into anime, I am into some Period Drama (China production) recently

    If for me, I think my wraps would end up like yours too and I would need a plate

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