Play With Your Food: Roll-Ups, Wraps & Fold-Overs

Brainstorm edible things that fold, wrap or roll. Put other edibles on it. Voila — roll-ups, wraps and fold-overs!

You can also habitually unroll/unwrap/unfold all foods that were already prepared this way for you — just as MaiTai prefers, suspicious as he is about what I may have stuffed inside. Open-faced burritos, anyone?

Backstory on this series:

Behold, some vegetarian/vegan lunches and dinners we made at home and enjoyed with our mouths and bellies over the past few years. This is part of a short series that will catch up on past home-cooked dining experiences before I start posting current meals.

Mostly organic, mostly vegan*, mostly on the same plates.

Sorry, no recipes.** I didn’t much like rules back in these largely spontaneous and experimental cooking days shared here.

We made these meals with what was in the pantry and fridge, a few minutes of forethought, some fire, a feeling of goodwill toward the animal kingdom, and the inspiration of our appetites.

*Some of these were made when we were still vegetarian and not fully vegan. I included only ones I recall to have been vegan, but I don’t have a time machine so can’t swear on anyone’s grave about it.

**I’ll be sure to include ingredients and recipes with future creations, though.

Part 3: Roll-Ups, Wraps + Fold-Overs

Seitan + mushrooms + shredded carrots + cream cheeze + balsamic glaze drizzle on toasted naan.


“Won Ton Know What’s Inside? Have a Bite.” Edamame + mung bean sprouts + other goodies inside won ton wrapper.


First attempt at stuffed grape leaves. They’re surprisingly difficult to roll up tightly. I guess one shouldn’t attempt to pack them like burritos.


“EnchiLate-Night.” A dollop of hummus does a body good.


Like I said about the hummus…

Here we have “Random, Store-Bought & Unnecessary Decorative Veggie Chips Upon Roll-Up.”


“The Nunchucks Roll-Up.”


“Build-Your-Own Spanish Rice Wraps.”


“Wrapped Up in Some Hottie.”


Panini pressed burrito + “Cardinal Eggs Rice.”

“Put the Zesty to the Test-y.” Clearly I can never be trusted with naming meals for a menu…


“Stonehenge Hath Fallen.” Better?


My version of Texas caviar. Can you tell I’m not Texan?


Pressed falafel wrap.

“The Suit & Bowtie.”

Possible to share, but will you dare?


“The Looks-Like-Manta-Rays Wrap.”


Sprouted ancient grains tortilla + soy grounds + spinach + red onion + tomatillo salsa + cilantro hummus + red pepper hash whites + fresh tomato/peppers homegrown by my Dad.




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