November 15, 2012

National Clean Out Your Fridge Day

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." - Luciano Pavarotti

It's National Clean Out Your Fridge Day!

Sponsored bySweet Earth Natural Foods

Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong, but "cleaning out your fridge" sounds less like an unpleasant task of throwing away mysterious food items and more like an opportunity to eat delicious things you totally forgot were there.

Today, I reached into the back of my freezer (which is a part of the refrigerator unit, so it, too, needs to be cleaned out today, yeah?) and found a couple Sweet Earth Natural Foods burritos. If you haven't heard about this very hip company, love burritos, and try and eat as thoughtfully as possible... you're missing out. Sweet Earth uses (according to their website) "enlightened food traditions and farm friendly ingredients to hand-craft delicious and nourishing food. Always warm, vibrant and fool of flavor. Every burrito is an intentional blend of plant-based protein, ancient grains, fresh veggies, and beneficial hebs and spices. Worldly and local."

I had already tried their Kyoto (which features a blend of Japanese adzuki beans, edamame, bok choy, spinach, ginger, and shiitake mushrooms) earlier this year and was really impressed with the flavor profile. Today I'm trying the Curry Tiger burrito. Filled with lentils (maybe it's a super cliche vegetarian thing of me to admit, but I really dig lentils), curried seitan, red peppers, potatoes, and spiced with turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamom, this burrito isn't joking around either. The flavors and textures are  balanced and harmonious - what you would expect high-quality Indian food should taste like. Just, y'know, wrapped up in a tortilla. This burrito further proves to me that it's not all about the beans, cheese, and salsa!

Happy National Clean Out Your Fridge Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission of company.