So every Sunday, I head over to the kitchen to whip up a big batch of food for lunch next week. Yes, I brown bag. And I almost always do it, unless I become too busy to even buy cold cuts from the deli. I do it for several reasons being health, finance, and laziness. Now, you may think that spending hours on a day off to prep and cook five meals at once is hardly lazy. But let me remind you, I hate it when the time comes to decide what to eat for lunch every day. I work in Midtown so the choices are endless. My problem, the more choices, the harder it is for me. So it's much easier for me to have my lunch ready and already decided.
So my lunch for the week: Grilled Portobello Lettuce Wraps
Wegmans, my favorite supermarket (also located in NJ).
First, I marinated the mushrooms with balsamic vinegar, oregano, oil, salt, and pepper. I let the flavors meld together for about an hour.
Once the mushrooms are tender, remove from heat and let rest. A lot of juices will run out at this time so be sure to place them in a sided plate/bowl.
At first, I traveled with it in a plastic bowl but they turned out to be really difficult to use when eating. So the next time, I wrapped it up tightly in aluminum foil which worked much better.
Over all, I really liked this lunch. It was very light but felt meaty (mostly due to the mushroom). Did I mention that it's also vegan? Yeah, only fresh produce was used. Of course, you can use tortillas instead of lettuce leaves as your wrap but I enjoyed the fresh crunch that the lettuce gave.