Today I discovered how not to make raw burritos
I attempted my first completely raw meal today. Let’s just say it didn’t turn out how I hoped it would. The original recipe I found online consisted mainly of avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic, onions and lettuce. Sounds delish, doesn’t it? I thought so. I followed the recipe almost exactly. The only things I didn’t do was add the corn (cause I couldn’t find any) and I left out the onions because…well, I just don’t like them. There was WAY too much garlic and cilantro in the recipe. I took a bite of the first burrito and my mouth felt like it was on fire. After one bite, it was like the halitosis hall of fame club moved into my mouth. I couldn’t even eat them. 😦 My husband tried them as well. He agreed with me…definitely not edible. Thank goodness we live close to emergency shawarma. But I’m not giving up. I still have enough of everything to try again tomorrow, although I will have to get some more avocados. I think I will adjust the recipe to minimize the halitosis and make them much more edible. At first I was looking at this as a failure. My husband gave me an ‘A’ for effort, but I was still down on myself from the experience. Raw ‘cooking’ is hard! But I’ve mulled it over for a few hours and the optimistic side of my brain finally spoke up, reminding me of this great quote from a well known human being.
“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Well Tom, I have not failed either. I’ve just found one version that doesn’t work.
I did, however, find a way to make key lime pudding! I will post both recipes tomorrow after what I hope will be great success on my second attempt at raw burritos. Wish me luck!