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I have been bitten by the cleaning/organizing bug.  I look at everything in my apartment with a critical eye and think, “Do I really want to move that to North Carolina?”  The answer is usually NO.  I threw away 6 trash bags of junk this morning!


James got a bath, too.  And then I cleaned the bathroom because his fur was everywhere.


Lunch was AMAZING.  You must try this vegetarian combo if you’re looking for a new sandwich!


To make the wrap, I combined a bunch of frozen peas, frozen corn, drained kidney beans, and sundried tomatoes in the wok and let it cook for about 10 minutes – until all the liquid boiled off.


(That’s for two wraps.)


Then, I added a bunch of hummus and mixed it all together.  I also added sprouts to the wrap.


Lunch perfection!  The Husband loved it, too.


Plus, parsnip fries.  I ate a whole bag of parsnips in one go!


Back to work I go… I have a guest room to tidy up, a freelance article to write, a bike to assemble, and a ride in my future!


What’s your favorite ‘secret ingredient’ that makes wraps and sandwiches really stand out?  I love canned artichokes!



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 8, 2010, 1:56 pm

    LOL at that dog picture!! He looks so human!?
    I love throwing out junk – when I mixed my room up over christmas I threw out SO much, it was wonderful 🙂
    I like nuts in a sandwich or wrap – nice big whole almonds, they add a lovely crunch!

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 1:58 pm

      he is human!!! he’s just stuck in a doggie body.

  • lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 8, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Soooo colorful! Looks delish. I like to add in grape tomatoes and cook them until they’re juicy and about to burst. Sounds weird, I know but its tasty! I love your approach to moving lol… Sounds so simple!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin June 8, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Avocado is one of my favorites – but also hummus and/or feta. They add so much flavor and deliciousness and really makes the wrap stand out to me!

    And good for you for throwing out what you don’t want to bring with you! 20 days until you’re in NC!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 8, 2010, 2:05 pm

    It is so cathartic to get rid of junk! Sometimes I want to throw away stuff I actually like, just to get that feeling 😉

    My favourite addition to wraps is goat cheese (don’t tell the vegans!).

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 8, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Guac and bacon! That makes an amazing wrap for me. 🙂

  • Evan Thomas June 8, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Onions sauteed in olive oil added to anything–yum!

  • emptynutjar June 8, 2010, 2:08 pm

    add butternut squash, hummus and avocado on a wrap…so good…can pack it with veggies as is

    or can add eggs/soy product/dairy…or chicken/fish options (if not vegetarian)

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 8, 2010, 2:10 pm

    I love adding pickles to wraps- lots of crunch and flavor!! That picture of James is adorable 🙂

  • Claire June 8, 2010, 2:10 pm

    Wow, that wrap looks delicious lady. I love hummus and/or avocado in my wraps!

  • M June 8, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Aren’t you glad you don’t work 9 to 5?

    Sounds so appealing your lifestyle,free and lots of time to fit in runs,bike rides, twittering 🙂

    Lucky duck!!

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 2:16 pm

      i love my lifestyle but i promise you that i work about 50 hours a week. i just don’t do it all during ‘normal business hours.’ 🙂

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 8, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Every time you take a picture of your unfolded wrap, it always looks like it will never fit … and then TADAM! The most perfect wrap I always ever seen 🙂 You should be a “wrap model” 😀

    My secret ingredient: Honey Mustard Dijon

  • Lisa June 8, 2010, 2:14 pm

    I got rid of TONS of stuff last time I moved. It felt so fantastic!

  • Miranda @ Mirandasjeans June 8, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Mmmmmm that does look like a tasty wrap combo. I’ve been on a pretty big wrap kick lately, and have 1 tortila left. Maybe when my week slows down I’ll give this a go. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kathryn June 8, 2010, 2:16 pm

    that wrap lucks delicious!

    my secret is either feta or laughing cow cheese (depending on the rest of the ingredients)

    or avocado..yummm

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit June 8, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Mm that looks delicious! My ingredient would be hummus 🙂
    I love getting rid of unused stuff too, especially when I’m moving. I hate clutter!

  • sirenjess June 8, 2010, 2:23 pm

    What kind of wrap is that? I use to buy Rudi’s organic whole wheat wraps they are the best. My local grocery store stopped carrying them so I haven’t had a wrap in months. 🙁

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 2:34 pm

      la tortilla factory

  • giordin June 8, 2010, 2:28 pm

    caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, grilled portabellas, goat cheese, grilled pears (during pear season), arugula.

    good luck moving!

  • Samantha @ Food Edu June 8, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Parsnip fries look wonderful! I tend to do the same thing when moving–gid rid of everything. It’s amazing how much a person can accumulate over a short period of time!

  • Ellen June 8, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Oh my gawd, that wrap looks so delicious! I buy frozen veggies often, but usually don’t do anything exciting with them…great idea. And nope, I don’t have a “secret” go-to ingredient, but Dijon mustard always makes everything better 🙂

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething June 8, 2010, 2:37 pm

    oh that wrap looks so good. when we moved from nevada to cali we got rid of so much stuff… was great 🙂 my fav ingredient would be hummus! have a great day 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 8, 2010, 2:37 pm

    James looks like a prophet, haha.

  • Fueling for Fitness June 8, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Whoa, that looks YUMMY! Perfect timing too, because I just made a big batch of red kidney beans yesterday and was looking for interesting recipe ideas! Thanks, Caitlin!! 🙂

  • alli June 8, 2010, 2:45 pm

    that’s it! i’m making that for dinner tonight!
    i’ve been mixing 1T spicy hummus, 1T salsa, 1T sour cream (wait! why haven’t i tried greek yogurt yet?!duh!) to use as my spread, it’s so juicy and tasty, i love it! 🙂

  • Em June 8, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Check out – they’re AMAZING for cheap decorating ideas. 🙂 Also, your wrap looks delish…def going to try that combo.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 8, 2010, 2:50 pm

    YUM!!! It looks so creamy and delicious!
    I’m loving the sweet/savory combos right now, like pumpkin butter and sharp white cheddar cheese..delicious!

  • Sarah June 8, 2010, 2:57 pm

    So, a while ago you posted your secret to making wraps stay folded shut…well, you are a genious! I started using mustard/hummus/whatever to “seal” the wrap shut! Works like a charm!

  • Sarah for Real June 8, 2010, 3:01 pm

    I know this is a vegetarian blog, but am I allowed to answer “bacon” to your question? Hahah.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels June 8, 2010, 3:07 pm

    I am drooling at that wrap . . . the only problem is that I literally have 2 minutes to make lunch, so green monster it is, I will book mark this for another day

    THANKS 🙂

  • Jennifer June 8, 2010, 3:09 pm

    That picture of your pup is precious. It actually made me laugh out loud. His face is just so cute! In other news, that wrap looks scrumptious! I miss frozen veggies in a pinch! Lol my life has been way to carb heavy since moving abroad!

  • Lauren @ Running Examiner June 8, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Your wrap looks amazing!

    Balsamic syrup is my secret ingredient for wrap perfection 🙂 (I just bring balsamic vinegar and a little raw sugar to a boil, reduce the heat, and let the mixture thicken. So delicious on just about everything!)

    By the way, truly adorable pup pic.

  • Sarah June 8, 2010, 3:13 pm

    Your whole lunch looks absolutely scrumptious! (It really does, although I don’t ordinarily use the word “scrumptious.”)
    One of my favorite wrap ingredients is avocado, although I’m sure I’m not alone with that! I also really like homemade peanut sauce.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 8, 2010, 3:15 pm

    I LOVE dejunkifying 😉

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 8, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Mm..looks good! My favorite thing to add to a sandwich is goat cheese. But horseradish hummus is a close second.

  • Helen June 8, 2010, 3:22 pm

    When I moved I threw away so much stuff. Maybe more than I should as I chucked away a lot of my old school books….I feel a bit bad now that I’ve thrown away a bit of my past. Your lunch looks delicious and something that I can try. I think I will add cream cheese to my mix or creme fraiche…The best ingredient for wraps and sandwiches has got to be mayonnaise! It adds to everything!

  • Camille June 8, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Omigod yum!
    I love sundried tomatoes! They always add a certain zing to sandwiches and wraps!

  • Ashley June 8, 2010, 3:24 pm

    This looks delicious! Do you know how much you used of the ingredients to make two?

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 3:26 pm

      2/3 cup of pea and corn each?

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 8, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Spicy vegetarian refried beans is my new secret ingredient. I love that it already has the spices and beans and is so spreadable. I actually have 3 cans in my pantry right now.

  • Rachel June 8, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Mother Theresa Puppy!!! So so so so cute.

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries June 8, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I love using mango chutney as a spread! All-natural, of course 😉

  • AllieNic (Frisky Lemon) June 8, 2010, 3:44 pm

    I have to agree with Jessica @ How Sweet: Bacon and Guacamole…I put them on everything! You can NEVER have too much bacon…or guac…right?

  • Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful June 8, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Caitlin-I always love all your brilliant sandwich ideas. They always look so incredible (and taste incredible). This looks like a must try!!!

  • Michal June 8, 2010, 3:55 pm

    James is so cute! Love the photo. And the wrap looks great.
    Do you buy your parsnip fries pre-cut? Are they pre-boiled to cook faster?

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 4:02 pm

      thank you 🙂

      nope, i peel and cut them and then roast at 420 for 20 minutes.

  • Brittney June 8, 2010, 3:59 pm

    James is so cute! I love seeing pictures of your doggies! More please 🙂

  • Tina June 8, 2010, 4:09 pm

    That does look like a delicious wrap! I HATE moving, but the best part about it is the new organization. It always feels good to get rid of clutter.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 8, 2010, 4:21 pm

    That wrap looks delicious!

  • Sana June 8, 2010, 4:24 pm

    I love how quick and dirrrty wraps are 🙂

  • Jeannette June 8, 2010, 4:28 pm

    My latest is shaved carrot- one day I was peeling a carrot (with a regular old veggie peeler) and just keep going! I love adding the strips to a wrap or pita- sweet and crunchy!

  • Jacquie June 8, 2010, 4:35 pm

    I love doing deep cleans! It’s feels so liberating 🙂

    However, my pantry never gets purged and my latest love is sundried tomatoes, lemon juice and basil. All remember me of Italy and I miss it so much 🙁

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 8, 2010, 4:44 pm

    i love really great hummus and a little pesto…TONS of flavor and great creamy texture! i love wraps 🙂

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) June 8, 2010, 4:54 pm

    I like to smear a Laughing Cow cheese wedge on a wrap before I fill it. It ‘seals’ the wrap so it doesn’t get soggy in my lunch bag!

  • Jenny June 8, 2010, 5:25 pm


  • Tay June 8, 2010, 5:26 pm

    I LOVE BBQ sauce on wraps and sandwiches

  • Kellie June 8, 2010, 5:47 pm

    What kind of wraps do you use? They look really good and pretty big.

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 5:48 pm

      la tortilla factory – no trans fat and only 90 calories!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 8, 2010, 6:02 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that wrap!
    My secret ingredient would have to be dijon mustard! Makes all sandwiches better 🙂

  • Julia @ June 8, 2010, 6:12 pm

    Oof that wrap looks GOOOOOOOOOOD. **Must remember to revisit this post before doing shop next week**

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 8, 2010, 6:22 pm

    I love pesto and dijon mustard! Definitely my secret 😉

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 8, 2010, 6:41 pm

    I haven’t been able to find canned artichokes that are packed in water, do they make them? All I can find is packed in oil and I just can’t eat them. My stomach always hurts so bad afterwards!

    I love a good hummus in a sandwich or wrap!

    • Caitlin June 8, 2010, 7:37 pm

      have you trying rinsing them off? i practically scrub my artichokes and then they are fine.

      • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 8, 2010, 8:46 pm

        I have never actually bought a can, I just tried them once at a friend’s. I doubt she rinsed them. Maybe I should buy some and try that!!

  • Sarah @ cocoanutshakes June 8, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Honey mustard!! Or goat cheese. Those two never fail me. That picture of your dog in a towel is so adorable!

  • Sarah (Enjoying One Meal at a Time) June 8, 2010, 7:32 pm

    Cleaning out and moving can be such a production! I try to purge before a move but it always seems like there is a never ending pile of stuff. Think of the fun redecorating you can do 🙂

  • Stacey@ June 8, 2010, 7:39 pm

    The cutest dog in his little towel.

  • Missa June 8, 2010, 7:41 pm

    The magic ingredient is capers. Capers is a pop in any veggie or meaty meal. Love love love Capers.


  • Mari (Bookworm with a View) June 8, 2010, 7:57 pm

    great photos! I should take photos of my pups right after a bath (and they need one) :).

    It sounds like you are moving – I’m moving over 1,200 miles at the end of June and although I don’t want to leave my friends and family I’m just so ready to get the move behind us.

    I love the recipe above, I’m a vegetarian and have never thought to cook like this. Thank you!

  • Wei-Wei June 8, 2010, 8:06 pm

    James is so cute! Seriously he is adorable. He only makes me want to get a dog even more 😀

    I don’t make wraps very often, but I do like sprinkling a little salt on before toasting it. Oftentimes the stuff I put in my wraps are a little bland and salt really elevates them… but maybe because I’m a salt freak? 😀


  • Katherine June 8, 2010, 8:14 pm

    I love sprinkling curry powder on hummus and other things; it adds great zest

    James is precious; he might like my james and the giant peach post! what a dignified name for a dog; I like it

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight June 8, 2010, 8:36 pm

    bahahaha awwww love that picture of your dog!! That wrap looks phenomenal!I’m not sure what it is but there is something about sprouts and hummus that makes me melt. Perhaps the crunch/creamy combination? It’s all good 🙂

  • Danielle June 8, 2010, 8:42 pm

    I love that picture of James! He totally looks like a seal 🙂

  • Tammy @ Defining Wellness June 8, 2010, 8:53 pm

    I like hummus + laughing cow light Swiss — goes together so well with veggies! I just made a dinner tonight using peas + corn + edamame . . . mixed it all together with parmesan couscous, lite Promise and garlic salt! Peas and corn . . . made to be together!

  • Lee June 8, 2010, 9:16 pm

    Avocado, definitely.

  • Jolene ( June 8, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Believe it or not … onions!! They add SO much flavour!!

  • Anna June 9, 2010, 6:19 am

    That wrap looks delicious! Drool….
    When you use hummus as your protein/meat in a sandwhich how much do you use?

    • Caitlin June 9, 2010, 9:12 am

      three tablespoons or so?

  • Brynne June 9, 2010, 8:45 am

    Yum! I am definitely trying that wrap! Usually I add garlic hummus to EVERYTHING.

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