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Food: Dinner Tonight – Vegetarian Burrito

I am still trying to understand why it is I crave heavy meals when the weather is so hot? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? But then again, I  have trouble understanding my body makeup and the types of cravings I need to resolve. For example – it was 98 degrees in downtown yesterday, and I wanted a full on burrito – with pulled beef, and all sorts of trimmings with a tall order of fresh squeezed lemonade.

So, tonight, I am aiming for burrito at home – but a vegetarian one – not with tofu as this recipe suggests but with grilled-in-the-oven diced cauliflower.



  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 package extra-firm tofu  ( using cauliflower in stead for my recipe)
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast  (omitting for my recipe)
  • pinch of salt as needed

to serve:

  • burrito-style whole wheat wraps
  • shredded romaine
  • guacamole or sliced avocado
  • shredded Mexican cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • squeeze of lime juice  {more}

By the way, according to this article, there is a clear explanation for why we crave the way we do – which has me asking – what’s your guilty pleasure? 



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