I was very excited when I got the opportunity to collaborate with Meatless Monday and Dr. Kristi Funk.
Dr. Kristi Funk best known as the breast surgeon for Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, is a leading board-certified breast cancer surgeon that specializes in comprehensive wellness, nutrition & fitness, and stress management. She has compiled her strategies for reducing cancer risk and achieving optimal overall health into her book, Breasts: The Owner’s Manual, out this month. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book a few days ago, and I had to try out one of the recipes right away. This one was perfect for lunch.
***Watch out for a chance to win a copy of the book later this week!***
(recipe and notes within recipe directly from Dr. Funk and Ms. Roth)
South of the Border Burrito,
by Dr. Kristi Funk with Chrissy Roth, Certified Plant-Based Nutritionist
1 package (8 oz.) organic firm or extra firm, well drained tofu (prep technique below)
1 large green pepper
1 large red pepper
2 handfuls chopped spinach
1 tsp turmeric
2 T Bragg Amino acids (or tamari)
Veggie broth to broth sauté
Cilantro to taste
Whole grain tortillas
Heat pan with a tiny bit of broth just covering the bottom of the pan. Once the broth is simmering, add the chopped onions and peppers. Sauté until they start to get soft (about 6-8 minutes). Keep adding broth by the tablespoon when pan is gets too dry.
Crumble tofu (I use my hands), add turmeric and Bragg Amino acids and sauté until everything is starting to brown just a bit.
Add spinach, turn OFF heat, and toss for a minute or so.
Taste and decide if you want to add a little more Bragg’s.
Heat tortilla until soft and fill with mixture. Add salsa, cilantro and avocado and wrap into a burrito.
Tip: Draining tofu completely is important. Cut the tofu block in half and press in clean kitchen towels, then wrap in a dry towel and place under a heavy pan (or a stack of books!). Leave for at least 20 minutes and change out towels if they get too saturated. Better yet, buy a tofu press… such a great gadget to have!
The Levantess’s notes – I couldn’t figure out where the tomatoes went from the recipe, so I added them with the tofu.