Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze: The Hollywood Wraps

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Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze: The Hollywood Wraps
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Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze: The Hollywood Wraps


Buffalo Tempeh Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing

The Hollywood Wrap by Nancy Kennedy                                   

2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

¼ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

8 ounces tempeh, cut into 4 equal squares

1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

4 jalapeno/cilantro-flavored whole wheat tortillas (8-inch)

2 cups mixed greens

  1. Whisk together the blue cheese and yogurt in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tempeh and cook, turning occasionally, until browned. Reduce the heat and stir in the hot sauce, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Continue to cook until most of the sauce is absorbed by the tempeh. Watch the tempeh carefully so it doesn’t burn. Once it starts to become darker in color, it’s done.
  3. Top each tortilla with one-quarter of the tempeh. Top with the greens and dressing. Fold the bottom end of each tortilla up and over the filling, fold in both sides, and continue rolling. Serve.

PER SERVING: 294 Calories 

(makes 4)


Chinese Chicken Salad Rolls

The Hollywood Wrap by Nancy Kennedy

½ cup rice vinegar

¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1 ½ teaspoons chile sauce, such as Sriracha

1 ½ teaspoons Truvia

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each), cooked and shredded

1 ½ cups shredded napa cabbage

1 ½ cups shredded red cabbage

3 scallions, minced

1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and chopped

¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

1 navel orange, divided into segments

¼ cup chopped cilantro

4 whole wheat tortillas (8-inch), warmed

  1. Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, sesame oil, chile sauce, truvia, garlic, and ginger in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the chicken, cabbages, scallions, water chestnuts, almonds, orange segments, and cilantro in a large bowl. Toss well. Whisk the vinaigrette again and toss with the chicken salad.
  3. Spread one-quarter of the chicken salad in the middle of each tortilla, leaving a ½-inch boarder on the sides and bottom. Fold the bottom end of the tortilla up and over the filling, fold in both sides, and continue rolling. Serve.

PER SERVING: 449 calories

(Makes 4)


Meatball Hero Wraps

The Hollywood Wraps by Nancy Kennedy

1 pound extra-lean ground turkey breast

½ cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese

¼ cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs

¼ cup chopped parsley

3 egg whites, lightly beaten

2 tablespoon fat-free milk

1 teaspoon dried oregano

¼ cup Marinara Sauce

4 ounces shredded provolone cheese

4 whole wheat tortillas (8-inch)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Using your hands, mix together the turkey, Parmesan, panko, parsley, egg whites, milk, and oregano in a bowl. Divide the turkey mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball. Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.
  3. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add the meatballs and brown all over for 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake the meatballs for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven. Spoon the marinara sauce evenly over the meatballs, sprinkle on the cheese, return to the oven, and cook for 3 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  5. Place two meatballs on each tortilla. Top them with some sauce. Fold the bottom end of the tortilla up and over the filling, fold in both sides, and continue rolling. Serve warm.

PER SERVING: 474 calories

(Makes 4)



STEVIA and Truvia

What's with Faith Middleton and Truvia? How much is she being paid by Cargill, the monstrous, multi-billion dollar agribusiness, and international brand-name manufacturer of Truvia and many other products and services? Why is she consciously pushing Truvia, instead of STEVIA, here and on her radio show? STEVIA is the safe, natural herbal sweetener - and Truvia is the patented sweetener containing STEVIA and erythritol (a sugar alcohol). Why wouldn't she just recommend STEVIA, a safe, unpatented herb, available from other sources?

Taste of Hope

Thank you for informing me of the MS Society's Taste of Hope in New Haven on the 31st. I purchased two tickets for myself and my mom and encourage everyone who is able to attend, as this is a very personal cause. I was diagnosed with MS my junior year of college after I lost sight in the top half of my right eye while studying for finals. Six years later, I am remain nearly symptom-free, but live my life never knowing when it will catch up with me. I am forever grateful for the MS Society's Connecticut Chapter for supporting me as I learned about the disease and how to best live my life now to prolong it catching up with me. Someone once said he envisioned me one day rolling around with my grandchildren telling the story of how I used to have MS. Each day, we are closer to making that happen.

the $40 grocery list

i was listening to your show this afternoon (hollywood wraps) and as i was dozing in and out of my nap, i heard one of your guests mention a $40 grocery list and wondered what the source of this was...thanks, jim

i love your show!!