July 20, 2005

The Wonder Spice

Sure, turmeric tastes damn good and appears to have anti-cancer properties.

But that's not all! It also permanently dyes the bristles on your toothbrush. That's right: the yellow-headed sonicare is mine.

So, the clean the fridge out treat of the week was very pretty:

3 Color Fusion

  • Dice 3/4 white onion.
  • Dice 2 roma tomatoes and one red tomato-on-the-vine.
  • Sautee diced onion in olive oil. Add tomatoes, 1-2 T turmeric and black pepper to taste.
  • Simmer until slightly soupy so that the base is an orange juice and orange-colored onion bits but the tomatoes are still recognizeable.
  • Remove tomato salsa mixture and place in a bowl to cool.
  • Finely dice 4 cloves garlic.
  • Place garlic in sautee pan, cover with olive oil and simmer on medium heat.
  • Add 1.5 bunches washed spinach.
  • Sautee until wilted but slightly firm (in hindsight, perhaps they should have been sauteed until soft).
  • Remove spinach mixture to a bowl and lightly salt.
  • Warm corn tortillas.
  • Place warmed tortillas, the orange/red mixture bowl, and the green mixture bowl to the table at the same time.
  • Construct wraps by placing a layer of green topped with a layer of orange/red.
  • Try to eat gracefully.
  • Admit you can't eat it gracefully and cut into bite-sized bits of colorful goodness with a knife and fork.
  • Talk about improvements, like baking with cheese (for structural integrity), or adding spiced chicken strips.

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