• That’s Interesting

    July 16, 2009

    Lunch was interesting today. Not gross-interesting, but I-am-surprised-this-tastes-so-good-interesting. :mrgreen: I will definitely make this lunch again. It was SO EASY!

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    Last night, I whipped-up an eggplant, avocado, and cheddar cheese quesadilla for lunch today. I laid all of the ingredients on a Hemp Tortilla and cooked it on our Griddler just long enough for the cheese to melt. It was the last Hemp Tortilla in the bag, so after the quesadilla cooled, I popped it right back into the bag to take with me today. Fast and simple. What’s your favorite quick and easy lunch? IMG_3243

    I also ate a Cherry Pie Larabar and watermelon chunks with lunch.

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    I have an iced coffee (or perhaps an iced Americano?) on the agenda for later this afternoon. πŸ˜€

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    Melissa July 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I’ve been wanting to cook eggplant for quite some time now, but I have no clue where to begin. How do you cut it? Can you eat all parts or does it need to be cored? I’m clueless πŸ™
    I’ve never seen that tortilla before. It looks yummy! Is it available at Stop & Shop or did you have to go to TJ’s?

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    Cait (Cait's Plate) July 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    haha – i love when random ingredients thrown together turn out good!

    and i definitely have to try those hemp tortillas – where did you get them?

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    Tina July 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    @Melissa: I just slice them up and throw them on the Griddler (after I spray it down with non-stick spray). I’ll do a video soon! πŸ™‚

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    Tina July 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    @Cait (Cait’s Plate): The company sent them to me, but I think you can order them directly from the website.

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    Mandy A July 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Yummy lunch! I so wanted to buy a loaf of the hemp bread… but it was like $6 πŸ™ I couldn’t do it… of course, I pay for Ezekiel bread, so you think i’d fork out the other $1… but can’t seem to do it since Ezekiel products can be a stretch some weeks!

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    Dori July 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    The quesadilla looks GREAT! I should start making some goat cheese quesadillas…

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    Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) July 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    That lunch looks awesome!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I really like those hemp tortillas! I made black bean and cheddar cheese quesadillas with them a few weeks ago.

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    K July 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I LOVE all those links! Thanks for posting them!! I was a bit worried at your title but glad it turned out to be a delicious experiment!

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    brandi July 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    great idea! the eggplant is such a pretty color.

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    Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn July 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Wow Tina, you write alot! That’s awesome, how do you balance it all? Very carefully I imagine πŸ™‚

    Awesome sounding (& looking) lunch

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    Rose July 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Good combo! Are the flax tortillas good?

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    MarathonVal July 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I just checked out quite a few of your articles – great stuff!

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    Eve July 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Avocado totally makes the sandwich! I’ve been including it in my lunch daily whether it’s a salad or sandwich.

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    Allie M. July 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Eggplant and avocado are my favorite–I’ve never tried them together…I’ll have to try it!!

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Oh…the tortilla looks incredible! Delish!

    I’m off to read some articles! πŸ˜€

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    love eggplant and avacado together! adding cheese makes the perfect combo! πŸ˜‰

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    Emily (The Experimentarian) July 16, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    My favorite quick lunch is ants on a log! Ha Ha! I love it, and it works especially well when I’m low on groceries and don’t have time to go to the store either. I usually pair it with another quick favorite: yogurt, fruit and bottom of the bag cereal. Yum.

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    interesting…i’ve never thought of grilling a sandwich/quesadilla for later on – does it hold up?

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    Lauren July 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Hmm hemp tortillas.. I must try this!

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    Maria July 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I really need to try some hemp products. Great lunch. I usually eat at my desk-not fun, but that is life:) I do pack my lunch every day. I love veggie/hummus sandwiches on whole wheat or in a ww pita. So easy. Salads are good too! I usually have fruit/ Greek yogurt for my afternoon pick me up. Soup is good in the winter too. I always pack the night before so I don’t get lazy:) Love your articles! Have fun tonight!

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    Jen July 16, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    What great ingredients in your tortilla! I seriously would never have thought of adding eggplant and avocado. Do you think baked squash and avocado on a wrap would taste good?

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    Jenny July 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Love the avocado/eggplant combo. Do you think squash and avocado on a tortilla would taste good as well?

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    Tina July 16, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    @Jenny: I’m not sure. You’ll just have to try it!

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    Paige@ RunningAroundNormal July 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Nice job on the pita! That was very creative πŸ˜€ Great job on the articles, too.

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    Kristen July 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    My favorite quick lunch is an omelet with goat cheese, spinach or kale, and onions. I always have those ingredients!

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    Sarah July 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Tina, I am so impressed with all your writing! Hope you had fun at the event, you are really making the rounds πŸ˜‰

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    Heather July 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Hemp tortillas! I didn’t know they existed! I’ve tried the bagels and LOVED them, but the price is a bit out of my range.

    Your Healthy Examiner posts are awesome – keep ’em coming!

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    Angharad July 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Those hemp tortillas look so good! I need to try them! French Meadow Cafe/Bakery is actually in my neighborhood so I should really hit it up!!

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    Christina July 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    You always find the greatest hemp products. First bagels, now tortillas? They sounds great!

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    Caroline July 17, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I am a total hemp nut, so I really need to find these tortillas!

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