when takeout seems so simple

Let’s be honest. You get home from work, it’s already dark outside, and you’re exhausted. That takeout number in your cell phone is looking much more tempting than cooking up a meal at home.

Okay, so that’s not just me, right?

Since I’ve started my healthy living quest, I’ve tried to stick to mostly vegetarian meals during the week. Most days, it’s easy and fun. The other days, I’m grumpy after driving home from an hour-long commute and not in the mood to exert any other energy for the rest of the night.

These are the days that a poblano and mushroom wrap can change your life.

After a quick 15-20 minutes of prep and cooktime, you’re staring a beautiful veggie wrap in the face and damn it tastes good.

poblano & mushroom wraps
recipe source: inspired by Bon Appétit: November 2009
serving size: 2


  • 1 fresh poblano pepper, sliced (They’re also called pasilla peppers. If you can’t find it, try another mild pepper – like banana pepper – to your taste.)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 package of sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Vegetable oil for sauteeing
  • 2 wraps (We use Flatout Flatbread and it works really well.)
  • 2 slices of Pepper Jack cheese. (If spice is an issue, consider Monterey Jack instead.)
  • Assorted toppings (We love using cilantro, shredded lettuce, hot sauce and salsa.)


poblano and mushroom wraps

sauté your veggies

Heat vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add poblano pepper, red onion and mushrooms. Sauté mixture until brown, about 5 minutes. Mix in ground cumin. Season to taste with salt. Transfer mixture to medium bowl.


poblano and mushroom wraps - viva catalina

just enough room for two!

Lay wraps on the same skillet, draping up sides of skillet to fit. Place slice of cheese on top of each wrap and let it slightly melt.

poblano and mushroom wraps - viva catalina

can you guess which one is kevin's?

Divide mushroom mixture among the wraps. Cook about 1 minute. Transfer wraps to plates, add your toppings, and enjoy!

poblano and mushroom wraps - viva catalina

so easy. so good.


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7 Responses to when takeout seems so simple

  1. Paulette says:

    That looks delicious, and so easy! Thanks for posting.

  2. Michelle says:

    Looks delish! Also, your suggestion of adding PB to my smoothie was amaze!

  3. Jen says:

    Sometimes I lack the desire to cook after a long day too but I find that if I have already planned the meal and have all of ingredients on hand that it’s much harder to find a reason not to cook. And I almost always end up happy that I did!

    • sarasuzanne says:

      it’s so true. kevin and i usually go to the grocery every day because we like getting fresh produce/meats/fish. i’m working on creating more menu plans so we don’t always have to do the daily grocery run, it’s just a struggle because some days i’m “in the mood” for something and want to deviate from the plan!

  4. Sally Stock says:

    Sara, that looks really good…now off to the store to buy the ingredients!!

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