Collard Pastrami Wraps

This meal was inspired by several things: 1) My obsession with reuben sandwiches, 2) this amazing post a friend of mine shared: The Un-deli: 10 Over-the-Top Breadless Sandwiches, 3) The fact that I cannot commit to buying Thousand Island dressing, 4) I don’t really do gluten-free bread, and last 4) The store was out of corned beef (what?), so pastrami.

And now…I’m kind of becoming obsessed with different wrap options…large collard green leaves have got to be the easiest wrap ever, not to mention, nutrient powerhouse. Fill them with whatever you want!

Collard Pastrami Wraps

  • 1 collard green
  • Sir Kensington’s sriracha mayo
  • Pastrami
  • TJs raw sauerkraut
  • Diced red onion
  • 1 thinly sliced kosher dill pickle

Wash collard leaf and pat dry, then layer the remaining ingredients in the order above on the leaf. Wrap and eat.

Holy shizz! I made a second, and therefore probably had about 5,000% of my daily value of vitamins K and A, oh!IMG_7130[1]IMG_7132[1]

Hillcrest Farmers Market

This past Sunday I finally made it to the Hillcrest Farmers Market here in San Diego. I’d been wanting to attend for some time, and finally made a point of going. I had a great time, and loved the offerings for quality food! One of the best things about living in San Diego, is the year-round offerings of amazing food and markets. I’m making more of a point to attend and check them out, there are so many to choose from, and on each day of the week.

These were my purchases last week:photo (6)

Having just received my Paderno Spiralizer and having loads of zucchini in the garden, I was really excited to get this pesto for a “pasta” sauce. The Happy Pantry, I loved! 5-6 kinds of homemade organic sauerkraut (I bought the spicy kimchee flavor after trying most of them), and can’t wait to have it with sausages, eggs, etc. On the bottom, some garlic and herb homemade goat cheese. It is pasteurized, but I’m okay with it now and then. It was so creamy and tasted amazing! This Saturday, I think we’ll try the Little Italy Mercato 🙂

Then, I ran into a booth that had a great selection of health foods, supplements, etc. and I was drawn in! Until…while talking to a couple of women at his booth he said, and I quote “30 days, and you can completely reverse type 1 diabetes.” Oh no. You cannot do that. I eat pretty raw already, and have been Paleo for 2 years, and while these things have drastically helped me manage my type 1 diabetes, at the end of each day, I still have it. Supplements don’t reverse the autoimmune reaction (nor do foods!). I took his card so I could reach out and share information, so that it will perhaps help him understand. This was one of those times where it really bothered me, but I didn’t have it in me to educate at the time.