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This one goes out to my friend Max. He’s obsessed with döner kebabs and wraps. I don’t blame him. If you’ve never had a döner kebab, it’s a Turkish dish usually cooked on a spit. It’s similar to gyro, but with slightly different seasonings and add-ins. But conceptually the same.
I made this version with a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Think of it as the Lazy and/or Busy Human version of a döner wrap. Basically you just have to make the döner marinade by mixing Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Greek yogurt, tomato paste, Pompeian Organic Red Wine Vinegar, and some spices together and then pour it over the chicken. From there you can either heat up the chicken or leave it cold, and assemble the wrap! SUUUUUPPPPER easy.
The add-ins are pretty easy. You just gotta chop some romaine, green cabbage, green pepper, tomatoes, and onions. Then crumble feta and either serve it alongside hummus and tzatziki, or spread the sauces in the pita/flatbread. I suggest spreading the sauces inside the pita if you’re going to eat it ASAP. If you’re bringing it for lunch, I’d suggest bringing them in separate containers and adding them before you eat. This will help it travel well and not get soggy or fall apart on you.
Generally this is a really great SIMPLE lunch idea that can spice up your pallet. It’s not spicy at all, so if your kids have adventurous pallets they should love it too. YAY for new lunch ideas! xo.
Chicken Street Cart Döner Wrap
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 Organic rotisserie chicken
- 3 pita wraps, cut in half
- 1-2 cups romaine, shredded
- 1-2 cups green cabbage, shredded
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1/2 small yellow onion, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced thin
- mint leaves
- 1/2 cup hummus
- 1/2 cup tzatziki
In a medium or large bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients until well combined.
Tear your rotisserie chicken into pieces and add it to the marinade bowl. Toss until well covered.
Chop and slice all of your veggies.
If you want your chicken to be warm, heat a pan over medium heat and add your chicken. Toss for a few minutes, until heated through.
If eating immediately, spread a layer of hummus and tzatziki to the inside of your pita pockets. If eating later, bring the hummus and tzatziki in a separate container.
Stuff each pita pocket with marinated chicken, romaine, cabbage, green pepper, tomatoes, onion, feta, and mint leaves.
What’s the recovery time? It’s a question you get asked when you’re physically sick. A question you get asked when your body is cut apart. But what about your heart? What about your brain?
I think about how easy it is to give ourselves time to restore our bodies when it is required. No one questions it. Sure, we might try to speed up the recovery process, but we never question that there will be one. Workplaces give us time and space for it. Loved ones check in on us and bring us meals. People rally around someone who is recovering.
But when it comes to matters of the heart and mind – why don’t we factor in recovery time? Obviously you can’t estimate the recovery time for depression or anxiety, or any matters of the heart. But that doesn’t negate the fact that there should be an expected environment of recovery. Everything needs time to heal.
I’ve been feeling this recently as I’ve dealt with anxiety and winter blues. I simply haven’t had the same capacity and vigor that I usually have. I’ve been frustrated with myself. I’ve berated myself for my lethargy. And it hit me : I’m recovering. I’m healing in the same way I do from a cold or surgery. I need to be kind. I need to be attentive.
I need to not beat myself up for wanting to make lazy human food like these Chicken Street Cart Döner Wraps. Meals like this are apart of my personal recovery. They are apart of my healing journey. And they are allowed to be apart of yours. It doesn’t all have to be farmer’s market produce and home made bread. Sometimes it’s delivery services and rotisserie chicken.
There will be difficult seasons in this life. That we know for sure. So the trick is to find how to best care for ourselves in each and every moment.
Right now I’m finding that my process requires me to be quieter than usual. Less social media, less chatting with friends, less extroversion. Part of this season of recovery requires me to simplify – eat things that are easy in order to cope with a weakened sense of creativity. (This will ebb and flow, I am not worried.) I am having to get the essentials done – not shoot for the stars.
This is hard, but necessary.
Recover – to find again. What is lost now will not be lost forever. You will regain, you will come back again. You will heal.
Give yourself time. xo.