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We decided to take a little road trip to Portland over E’s spring break. Of course, while we were there we could not resist hitting up one of the numerous food truck pods.  I know that Korean/Asian-fusion taco trucks abound these days, but I hadn’t seen a ton of Korean burritos, mostly just tacos or kimchi quesadillas.  This burrito, from Koi Fusion was fabulous.  The proportions of meat to kimichi fried rice to veggies (I skipped the cheese) was almost dead on.  My only minor complaint was that I would have liked if the ingredients were more evenly distributed inside the burrito – most of my meat was at the top and by the time I got to the last few bites, all I had left was rice.  But I still ate the whole thing.  And thought about it for days afterwards.

Asian Lettuce Wraps

We’ve recently started participating in a produce co-op. It’s been a great way to try out vegetables we normally don’t buy very often and eat a lot more of the ones that we do. Last weekend’s box had a TON of lettuce in it.  One can only eat so much salad, so I thought Asian-style lettuce wraps would be another good way to use it one of the heads of green leaf lettuce. It’s also a great way to include other veggies that kids (or husbands) won’t normally eat – in this case. mushrooms.  I used ground turkey to keep the fat content down, but you could easily substitute chicken, pork or even TVP for a vegetarian version.  This was pretty quick and easy to put together and a big hit with family. I’ve included the recipe after the jump.

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