A while ago, Lucy's sister Courtney posted about birth and wrote of how it is useless to think the way you deliver is the only way to do it and everyone else is an idiot and they are harming their baby. Useless. One of the greatest things I am liking about growing older is learning "different strokes for different folks". There is no right way to do anything and the younger version of myself used to think differently. There is no right way to fight with your spouse. There is no right way to put your child in time-out. There is no right way to make cheese quesadillas. And there is no right way to deliver your baby. Different strokes for different folks. Just because I don't agree with someone about how they do things doesn't mean I can't respect them. At the beginning of our conversation, Lucy wanted me to completely understand that she respects everyone and their decision on delivery because guess what, either way, you get a sweet baby in your arms at the end of it. And that's the goal, right?
Like I said, these wraps are girl food. Now that is not to say that a man wouldn't like this for lunch, but he wouldn't appreciate it like a girl would. Girls, especially moms, are more used to PB&Js for lunch or leftover dinner. Not often are girls treated to a wrap stuffed with fresh veggies and a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. So if you have a playdate planned, make a pile of PB&Js for the kids and then put together these wraps for you and the other moms. They deserve it.
For the peanut sauce:
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Pinch crushed red pepper
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk well to combine. Set aside.
For the wraps:
1 8 oz bag frozen shelled edamame
1 16 oz bag coleslaw mix
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped peanuts
6 burrito-sized tortillas or wrap bread
Defrost edamame according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine edamame, coleslaw mix, cilantro, red bell pepper, cucumber and peanuts. Pour on peanut sauce. Toss well to combine. Spoon on veggie mix onto a tortilla or wrap bread. Wrap tightly and cut in half crosswise. Serve immediately.
Yields 6 servings.
Served with this: Some fancy green apple soda Lucy brought. Her husband Beezer (yes Beezer, I will never stop calling you Beezer.) is a connoisseur of fine fizzy beverages and I am glad I get to reap the benefits. We also had some butterscotch blondies for dessert. Recipe coming soon.
Rookie's Notes: You have two other options with this recipe. You can wrap up the veggies in rice wrappers or you can just serve it as a salad. Do what you will.