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Jul292014

FIESTA KALE SLAW WRAPS

ZFiesta Kale Slaw Wraps . Sprouted Kitchen

It's been nearly a month since we posted last and literally it feels like we were just here last week. Every stranger keeps telling me "time flies" or "it'll go by so quick!" As if that's just something you say to moms when you see a little baby. But it's not only that they grow quickly, which they do, but because your time and attention gets so enraptured in this tiny person that it's really true what they say - the days seriously whiz past. The mortgage is due AGAIN? Didn't I just mow the lawn? How are we already out of groceries? I feel like I just had a baby last week but I suppose it's appropriate to jump back into real life now. Real life, but with a newborn. Which, of course, changes absolutely everything. 

I'm taking the blame for passing on this personality trait, but Curran is a particular little fellow. The boy knows what he likes and what he doesn't. He's really happy and flirty when he's well rested and has a full belly but he makes it quite clear when his environment is less than ideal. He prefers to be held at all times, has gas volume that rivals that of a grown adult, a natural mohawk inside his infant bald spots and a smile that makes the exhaustion and baby-mind-reading (or lack there of) a barely noticeable speed bump. I just stare at his sweet face and smile back over the complete joy that my son recognizes me. He knows me! Who'd have thought something so simple would make me so happy. I will gracefully admit this season has taken some getting used to. I'm tired and I lose my patience beneath his crying sometimes and I miss when I could just come and go when I wanted, but life feels so much more full with him here. We're living this life of relationship and experience and he is the character in our story that had been missing and it feels so right to have him here. 

Meals have been pretty simple lately and I suppose it'll be that way for awhile, but I'm making big bowls of sturdy green or grain salads that we can keep in the fridge and grab when we only have one free hand to eat with. This is my recent favorite so I made it again for you. Hugh added bacon to his, so there 's that, but I think you could add in a variety of different proteins if you prefer. I'm including a picture of our baby Bug, down at the bottom, because he's just the cutest thing and I wanted to show you :)

ZFiesta Kale Slaw Wraps . Sprouted Kitchen

ZFiesta Kale Slaw Wraps . Sprouted Kitchen

FIESTA KALE SLAW WRAPS // Makes 4

I try to chop everything small so it's easy to wrap up. They turn out to be a little messy but they taste great. The wrap makes it more filling and portable but the salad can stand alone as a meal as well. I wrapped up a few extras in parchment to keep in the fridge. Note the tortillas will give under the moisture of the slaw so if you're planning on eating it any further than a day away, keep the slaw and tortilla separate until ready to eat. 

 

  • 1 Tbsp. muscavado or brown sugar
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 small bunch kale, stemmed and shredded
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 small english cucumber, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cooked lentils, black or green preferably
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • juice of two limes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or non dairy sour cream
  • 4 brown rice or flour tortillas for wrapping

 

ZFiesta Kale Slaw Wraps . Sprouted Kitchen

In a small, nonstick skillet over medium low heat, warm the muscavado or brown sugar with a pinch of cayenne and salt. Add the pepitas and stir so the sugar sticks to the nuts and they smell toasty - about 5 minutes. Remove to cool on a piece of parchment (or left in the pan is fine). 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the kale, carrots, tomatoes, green onions, cucumber, cilantro, lentils, avocado and feta. Add the juice of both limes, olive oil, hot sauce, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and the cooled pepitas and toss everything together to mix. 

Warm the tortillas over the stove. Add a spoonful of sour cream down the center of the tortilla, add a pile of the kale slaw and wrap 'er up. Wrap everything in parchment to keep it together for portability or to make in advance and keep in the fridge. 

ZFiesta Kale Slaw Wraps . Sprouted Kitchen

Reader Comments (54)

This was so beautiful. (And that face! And that MOHAWK! He's just that cool already.) Thank you so much for sharing some precious snippets of your new life -- it was such a joy to read. And these wraps look just gorgeous! I love kale slaw.

July 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercynthia

These wraps are amazing and Curran is an absolute cutie.

This salad sounds great! Love the way you guys always make simple ingredients look incredible.

July 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

That baby! I love him looking over the shoulder. So cute.

July 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebra @ Worth Cooking

Things I love: that manicure, these slaw wraps, and that little babe and his adorable mohawk. You done baked a good one, lady.

July 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAshlae

I am really curious about this first months. I'll have a similar situation in few months and I keep thinking how it will look. Of course in my head I'll keep blogging and doing what I am doing. But I also have this feeling that it won't be happening, hahhaha. I love that you're so excited and all about the new member of your family. Enjoy each moment!

July 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarta

He's so cute! And he's gotten so big!

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTulip549

That MOHAWK!

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaja

Your baby has the coolest hair!!! GAH! Also, these wraps sound delicious!

Curran is so cute! And sturdy green salads are where it's at if you ask me! I like to make a great big one at the beginning of each week and divide it into portions to take for work lunches. Yours will be next! :)

this is such a beautiful post. from your words on motherhood, to the simplicity (yet deliciousness )and ease of this recipe, to the sweet photo of your little guy! nothing but love for this!

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlindsey

This recipe sounds absolutely delicious, and it is definitely getting bookmarked. Thank you for your words about this new stage of your life. I'm in my third trimester and definitely nervous/excited about my new reality; hearing people describe this time with honesty and vulnerability is soothing to my soul.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I love so much that you're writing down thoughts about this journey here. When everything is changing fast, it is so sweet to have tangible glimpses of the moments you lived. ps your baby is the CUTEST EVER

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commentershanna mallon

i just made this for lunch and it was so ridiculously good. thanks! also, your beautiful pictures and words transport me back to that magical time of being a new parent (i have four boys ages 5 and under). enjoy this special time... as you know, it really does go by too quickly.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersarah

These look absolutely divine and BRAVO to you for doing anything in the first month with baby. I think it took me a month just to get out of my yoga pants. That picture is incredible BTW.

Such a precious photo of your little boy! And these wraps are gorgeous! I love the idea of putting a kale salad in a tortilla. Just bought your cookbook last month and have enjoyed it immensely.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

So cute and precious, I just want to gobble him up! That kale wrap too! ;)

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

You are just getting better and better. Love the writing, love the wraps and LOVE the mohawk.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

OH my goodness, that sweet little face!!

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJade Sheldon-Burnsed

Story of my life. All the joys of being an adult.

This slaw is right up my alley. And knowing my weird eating habits, I'll probably start making these for breakfast.

the writing in this post was spot on to the feelings i had at that time of motherhood, beautiful! this slaw, definitely making soon....perfect for these warm summer nights! thank you :)

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

these look SO delicious.. beautifully captured as usual also! definitely know what i will be having for lunch tomorrow, thanks for the inspiration!

I love the idea. I've never had a kale wrap before, and I can't see the reason not to. I'm going for it.

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngel Reyes

This meal like so fresh and delicious!! He is too cute. I love the hair =)

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Keating

These are lovely, and I can even get organic corn tortillas for them! YUM and thanks for the inspiration.

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

That is a mohawk any self respecting punk rocker would absolutely die for.

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S. @ Sun Diego Eats

Oh my goodness. Just loving everything about this. Thank you for sharing that photo :) I mean we love the food photos! But that little guy is pretty special.........! <3 <3 <3

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Oh, Sarah, sweet thing. Just know you are doing the absolutely spectacularly BEST, just by showing up, day after day, smiling at will, crying on any/all shoulders as needed, and keeping one shirt (mostly) semi-clean. Really, what more does a mom need? (Kale salad, on top of it all? Really, that vaults you into superhero stratosphere, in my book.)

And your little Mister is about the cutest thing I've seen since I don't know when.

Hugs to you three,

xoxo,
Molly

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermolly

These wraps look perfect for a picnic. I love the photos, especially the one of baby Curran. What a sweetheart!

August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristie

For the first time, I was more interested in watching Curran than reading the recipe :) He is such a cutie pie ( God bless you baby). I just have one question for you, how do you manage to cook and care at the same time? Mommy or super mommy :)

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnna_PMorgan!

He really is adorable! That hair!! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this wonderful looking recipe with us. Can't wait to give it a go.

I made this for dinner last night, but substituted chickpeas for the lentils and omitted the hot sauce in the dressing. It was still delicious and everyone loved it! Thanks.

August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJustJustJean

This made me hungry!

August 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Ong

I made this salad for dinner last night and it is amazing and so delicious ! So fresh ! I am a vegetarian but even my hamburger loving boyfriend loved it.

You are such an inspiration and I am a huge fan of you ! And Curran is an absolute cutie.

August 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Never tried combining cheese with kale. But seems feta would be a good choice as the intensity of the kale would require something fairly sharp. I am going to give it a try. Love feta and watermelon...I am going to try this too. I like trying things that are flavorsome - I am not into bland food So seems your site will be a good one to check out more often.

August 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I made this yesterday, and it was quite possibly one of the most delicious dishes I have ever made! It's a keeper- one of those things I'm going to crave! Thanks for making it easy to create such a healthy and amazingly flavorful dish at home. Love your blog and can't wait to try some more recipes.

August 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Curran is just adorable! And your wraps turned out delicious! I've eaten them three days in a row now and they've been just as tastey every time.

August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnn-Louise

Thanks so much for this. I made it for yesterday pinic with my friends and they all love them. The wraps are very light and fresh. Gotta make them again for summer!!

August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

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August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

hi! Im a new fan of your blog- absolutely love it. I want to make this for me and the hubs- but I have a question:
you never mention adding the pumpkin seeds into the slaw… Is this just to nibble on the side? or in the slaw?
Thanks!
jo

August 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjo

I just made these wraps and they were absolutely delicious! I am already looking forward to eating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Also, Curran is such a darling baby, I love seeing the pictures that you share of him!

August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa

As a meat-eater…..these were divine! Oh, how I loved them :) I hope the rest of your recipes are as nice! I'm off to search through them...

August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMrsD

These wraps were delicious! I halved the "spice" as my Minnesota palate can only handle so much and I substituted sesame seeds for pumpkin seeds as I didn't have them. I am wondering... did it take anyone else forever to chop everything? I am trying to eat healthier, but I find that I'm in the kitchen for a long time just washing, drying, chopping, repeat. Perhaps super-healthy eaters are so used to this they don't notice it...
That being said, this is my go-to website for healthy, whole food recipes. I ALMOST love this as much as the chickpea mash naan'wich (to which I add tzatziki).
Thank you for making healthy food that actually tastes GOOD!!!
(and of course your baby is cute, too ;)
:D

August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I have gone back and looked over the photos in this post several times now and I just can't get over how stunning the shots are. I also cannot quite believe you went on such an incredible trip with your wee one - what an adventure! Also, those wraps sound delicious!

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSophia

Oh wow, that looks so so good!!
I love wraps, the more filling the better! Especially for picnics, such an easy and yummy food!

{Teffy's Perks} X

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTeffy

Just made this...AMAZING!! Thank you!

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Late Congratulations are due. I have been following you for the last 6 months and never knew you had a baby. One blogger to another, how are you able to do all this beautiful work with a baby? I struggle being productive with having a 7yr old and a 11 yr old. Please share you tips for being ultra productive.

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersandra calderon

Amazing pictures..:) thank you for sharing and recipe!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Lopez

That looks delicious!!! Beautiful pictures!!!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFilipino Food

Wow! Wonderful picture.

August 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhilippines Food

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