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Meatless Monday — Korean Lettuce Wraps

By Fredrica Syren:

After the non-stop eating of the holiday and feeling, well, shall we say “well fed,” I’ve been craving healthy, lighter foods. These lettuce wraps are perfect for a light but very flavorful meal. (My kids absolutely love eating lettuce wraps but can’t agree if they’re like burritos or tacos. This recipe is inspired by one in Green Kitchen Stories, which is another great site for wonderful meatless options.Lettuce wraps

  •  1 cup rice noodles cooked according to directions
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups of Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 Tbsp. Bragg’s liquid aminos or tamari
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
  • Crispy lettuce leaves, washed and separated
  • Kimchi (spicy fermented vegetables)

Heat oil in a wok on medium heat, and sauté ginger and mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add spinach and carrots, and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in Bragg’s liquid aminos, lemon juice and coconut. Spoon filling into lettuce leaves with a little kimchi. Sprinkle cilantro on top before serving.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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