Saturday, October 6, 2007

berry streusel muffins, grilled wraps

My darling sister Erin and lovely brother-in-law Mike are coming up from Florida for a visit. They are expecting their first baby (the first grandbaby on this side) and wanted a little trip before the baby comes and we are very happy to see them for a day or two before they head further north. My sister, who is normally an omnivore, is a bit turned off by meat these days due to her pregnancy . . . so, this makes cooking and/or eating out a lot easier. Soul Vegetarian, here we come!
Anyways, I always like to make something sweet for all my guests and decided to make muffins for Erin and Mike (and of course Jared and I) to munch on. I used the Blueberry Streusel Muffin recipe from The Damn Tasty! Vegan Baking Guide. Instead of all blueberries, I decided to use a frozen mixture of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and boy did they rock! The muffin is sweet and moist, with bites of tart and colorful berries bursting in your mouth. Plus, there is a sweet and crunchy crumble on top that matches so well with the texture of the rest of the muffin.
I hope Erin and Mike like them as much as we did.
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Last night for dinner, I made simple wraps. I found these really tasty chili tomato flour tortilla wraps made with canola oil vs. partially hydrogenated stuff. I spread homemade hummus on the tortilla along with sliced tomato and a handful of clover sprouts. I heated the wraps in a pan with a touch of cooking spray, which made the tortilla crispy, melted the hummus and heated the veggies up a bit.
These were so tasty, Jared had two!
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12 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

aww, that's great that your sister and brother-in-law will be coming in for a visit; haha, and how fortunate that your omnivore sister isn't keen on meat while pregnant!! this is a great opportunity to expose her more, to the wonderful world of vegan "eats" :0)

oooh, your "mixed berry" streusel muffins look delicious; as does that wrap sandwich!! I'm sure that your sister and brother-in-law will love the muffins!!

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Pink Theory said...

I've heard of the opposite happening to pregnant vegetarians (starting to crave meat while pregnant), but its much better the other way around like with your sister :-)! Those muffins look awesome as does the wrap. Hope you have a good visit with your sister and brother-in-law!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, the muffins sound awesome! I wouldn't mind a wrap either!

shaun.marie said...

that is a good lookin muffin! i could really go for some streusely topping right about now.

Emmie said...

I'd kill for a wrap like that. It looks so good. I just had mac n cheeze an hour ago but I could probably gulp that down too!

aTxVegn said...

That wrap looks awesome and I know Kris's muffins were great.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Both look delicious! The streusel looks like it has lots of textures in there too.

Theresa said...

Those muffins look so good. Muffin tops have long been one of my favourite breakfasts, and when they have streusel on top, it brings them to a whole new level.

Monika K said...

I make wraps all the time and never think to grill them - what a great idea. Hope you have a terrific time with your family!

healthnut said...

Yummy - both the muffin and the wrap look amazing!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Those muffins look awesome! I just love baking for company!