Thursday, May 08, 2008

Vampires need not apply...



Seitan Wrap w. Raw Spinach, Avocado and Aioli served w. Garlic-Rosemary Fries


Seriously, garlic is oozing out of my pores. I had some seitan in the fridge that
reminded me of the kind my last job had. Which in turn reminded me of my favorite after work snack I would make for myself while I was finishing up my shift. This is my at home version of that wrap. Crispy seitan sauteed in a bit of olive oil with a ton of garlic which I put in a wrap w. raw spinach and avocado. The aioli was some mayo w. garlic and onion powder, paprika, cayenne and basil. I didn't have much mayo left, only about 3 tablespoons in total, so it was a very thin layer on the 2 wraps but the perfect amount because the spices were so heavily used and strong in flavor. I was very pleased as was Peter. It filled the craving.



Garlic-Rosemary Fries


To add on to the garlic overload of tonights dinner I decided to throw a ton of garlic onto the fries I had in the oven along with some fresh rosemary I got from my mom. There is no reason to eat plain o' fries when you can dress them up. Then again a plain fry dipped into an amazing mayo is heavenly.



GARLIC!!


Whoa! That's a huge clove! No camera trickery there my friends! That one clove was used for the seitan and the fries. I ran into the supermarket the other day for garlic and they had nothing. I searched and searched. Nothing. Then I found some elephant garlic hidden under some packs of basil. I couldn't believe how huge these cloves were. Half of this beast would have been more than enough for the whole meal and I love lots of garlic. It was funny having to slice it and dice it like an onion. I'm a fan.

10 comments:

bazu said...

I NEED that meal! Looks wonderful, and I'm not afraid of a little garlic breath!

Celine said...

considering I constantly need a garlic IV, I think this meal was made for me. yes, I am THAT self-absorbed. ;p

VeggieGirl said...

I'm OBSESSED with garlic (and I love rosemary!), so that meal is PERFECT!!!

Ricki said...

Oh, my goodness, that looks sensational. Garlic is a perfect food! Must make this!

Melody Polakow said...

that looks and sounds just perfect.

I think that's the largest clove of garlic I've ever seen.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Holy smokes that's a big clove of garlic!!

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

I want that meal so bad. Soooo bad.

I <3 garlic so much; a day doesn't go by that I don't use it in something I'm cooking!

I'm going to drive my self crazy if I keep staring at the photos, but everything looks so YUMM!!!

Emmie said...

That looks crazy good! And I love garlic, I wish I could find cloves that big here. Saying the phrase 'Oh it's not much, I only used a clove of garlic' would be great with one of those!

esther said...

lol, tha shows how big things are overseas! great thing that wrap of yours, makes me really hungry!!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Holy crap. That clove is huge. I heart it.