Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gluten Free Wraps: I feel like I'm living in the now!

I am pretty sure I haven't written about these wraps yet. I've known about them for a while, but haven't really gotten to love them until recently. You see, I had to break the code (Robert Langdon style) of how to make these gluten free wraps work for me, and I'm proud to say I have successfully conquered the lunch wrap scenario.

First of all, these wraps are made with two of my favorite gluten free grains: Millet and Teff. What that means is that they have a soft, smooth texture and have a little more elasticity than some of the other wraps I've used.

Secondly, they come in both ivory teff and dark teff versions, which is great for those of us who are visual types. I like the ivory teff because I always want to feel like I'm eating one of those trendy flatbreads everyone's crazy about, but the dark ones remind me of the whole wheat tortillas and wraps I've seen out there, too.

Lastly, the secret trick to making these just about the best gluten free wraps out there is this: Warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds, and then immediately add a spread to the wrap to keep it moist and tender. The taste works well with any and all lunchmeat, and since I've eaten one almost every day for the last two weeks, I can attest to that. Here are some of the combinations I've been able to put together with these wraps: (Caution: nothing that follows will be of a surprise to anyone who has ever eaten a sandwich.)

Spread hummus on wrap and top with salami and havarti cheese
Spread mayonnaise on wrap and top with roasted turkey, lettuce, and tomato
Spread deli mustard on wrap and top with low sodium ham, baby swiss, and spinach leaves
Spread garlic hummus on wrap and top with horseradish roast beef and wisconsin cheddar
Spread a mixture of tamari sauce, ginger salad dressing and Miracle Whip on a wrap and fill with veggies like cucumber, carrots, lettuce, and bean sprouts for an asian flavor

As you can see, I just went to my deli counter and tried a whole bunch of different meats and cheeses. I even added veggies to some of those wraps, which I must say is an extra stretch of healthiness at lunchtime for me. You probably have some more super gourmet ways you love to eat wraps, and I would love to hear about them. Anyone out there love Reubens? I don't even know what is in a Reuben but I've always wanted to try it. How about a tuna version? Relish or not? Let me know what your favorite way to top a wrap is in the comments section. I found these at my Draper Harmon's store. Can't find these in your local store? You can order them from glutenfree.com and pay a little bit of shipping, they'll come right to your door. There's only six in a package, so order a few and keep them in your refrigerator for maximum shelf life.

Happy eating!

3 comments:

  1. That sounds so good! My daughter has corn tortilla "sandwiches" and I think they're getting a little old. :) Thanks for the info. I'll write the name down and pick up some next time we go to Whole Foods. They have just about everything there. Maybe they'll have these.

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  2. Let me know if you find them...lots of people have Whole Foods nearby and they'd probably love the heads up!

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  3. Where did you get your wraps from out of curiosity?

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