Vanessa Sherwood Shares Her Dinner With Us

Vanessa is one of my Gliving friends: She is a Green Chef on Gliving and has created some of my favorite recipes ever!

She's a personal chef as well, specializing in raw vegan food. Based in Chicago, she calls her company Some Like It Raw! Check her out

I have been hounding her to create a magnificant meal idea for our special PUREmamas Mamas! If you're looking for a great, healthy dinner idea - keep reading!

Spicy Peanut Noodle Lettuce Wraps

These are fairly easy to put together.  The only part of the recipe you need to follow amounts on are for the sauce.  The veggie part- you can use what you have on hand, leave something out, add something etc. 

Peanut Sauce:

1/4 c. peanut butter (I use unsweetened creamy PB)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 c. peanut oil
2 tablespoons shoyu (or soy sauce)
1/4 c. agave nectar
2 tablespoons water
1-inch piece of ginger, minced
1 serrano chile or half of a habanero (depends on how spicy you want it)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Blend everything together until smooth.

For the lettuce wraps:

butter lettuce
daikon radish
carrot
savoy or napa cabbage
bean sprouts
cucumber
small handful mint, basil and cilantro
chopped roasted peanuts
Soba noodles- optional

You'll be using the butter lettuce as the wrap, so just separate the nice looking leaves and put aside. Shred the cabbage thin, along with the daikon radish, carrot, and cucumber.  I like to make my carrot and radish into matchsticks and the cucumber into half moons.  Chop up some mint, basil, and cilantro and toss everything together. 

Personally I like the addition of some cooked soba noodles.  It adds a little more substance and some more protein. Plus soba noodles only take 5 minutes to cook.

Take your lettuce cups and fill them with some noodles and veggie mixture. Sprinkle some roasted chopped peanuts on top and drizzle with the spicy peanut dressing.

For the moms out there, a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc goes really well!