Lately the weeks have been flying by and I can't believe we are already into August. Fall is coming up so soon, and if you know me you know how much I LOVE fall food! Since I started A Plant Based Soul earlier this year, I haven't been able to share some of my favorite fall recipes with you yet, so I'm really looking forward to that as well as creating new recipes to share!
I have some exciting personal news to share! We love love love living in the City of Portland; being able to walk to some of our favorite restaurants, parks, and breweries has been amazing! But lately I've been craving a big back yard, neighborhood potlucks, and less traffic. So acting rather impulsively, we bought a house in the 'burbs and will be moving this Fall after some initial renovations are complete! We will be moving our bed and breakfast to the 'burbs as well, which is actually going to be really exciting because we will be halfway between Portland and wine country, so it should be a really great location for future guests! Follow me on Instagram if you don't already for before and after pictures of my kitchen and bed and breakfast renovation, beginning next month! This is going to be a very hectic yet very exciting Fall!
With the weeks becoming busier and busier, I was needing an easy (but healthy!) lunch option that I could make quickly while my daughter naps, that would also keep me energized and full until dinnertime. I love using quinoa as often as I can because it is the only plant based food that has all nine essential aminos (the building blocks of protein) that the body needs, fiber, iron, healthy fats, and carbohydrates! I also added additional protein and healthy fats by using cashews to make a creamy cheese sauce. Everyone knows that broccoli and cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly, duh!
This recipe is best served immediately, but I imagine it would also work well if you prepped a batch of the filling and made yourself wraps throughout the week for super quick on-the-go lunches. Make it gluten free by subbing a gluten free wrap, and for a low-carb option, just ditch the tortilla altogether!