Have you been to Chipotle?
My sister and I visited the Chipotle by Metropolis (Burnaby) last Saturday, and had a pretty awesome lunch. Seline ordered the tacos with chicken, cheese, guacamole, mild salsa, and sour cream.
She didn’t like the guacamole because it has lots of cilantro in it, and she’s one of the (weird) people who think cilantro tastes like dish soap. She enjoyed the chicken and crunchy taco shells, but thanks to her cilantro-taste-buds gene, she definitely prefers the tacos she had in Ottawa.
I ordered the burrito bowl with brown rice, cheese, barbacoa (Mexican-style pulled beef), tomato salsa, black beans, guacamole, and romaine lettuce. I thought the beef was a little bit fatty (some pieces), but the flavour was zippy and fresh. I loved the huge scoop of guacamole and the cheese, of course! Wasn’t too crazy about their rice or salsa, and I think I’ll skip the lettuce and tomato next time. I was really hungry before this lunch (thanks, hot yoga) and devoured most of it. It really is enough for two meals though!
Dessert was Qoola frozen yogurt – my favourite! Seline’s bowl on the right had lots of fruity yogurts, sliced almonds, and gummy bears. I had a little of every sweet flavour, including cheesecake (THE BEST), cookies and cream (I just wrote cookiesnchem LOL), cake batter by Seline’s recommendation, and coconut! My favourite toppings are the cheesecake cubes, which are to DIE for. Almond roca, a brownie chunk, crushed Butterfingers, and a blackberry also made it into my bowl. 🙂 The perfect dessert!
Leftover Chipotle made a great dinner the next day before we went to see the Cinderella movie. I thought the movie was predictable, and overall, not that interesting. 😥 But I can’t wait for the live-action Mulan movie coming out next year or so – SO EXCITED.
Leftover rice with meat, black beans, and all that was mixed up with freshly sautéed corn and grated white cheddar cheese. Topped with some expired guacamole – I didn’t know! – and tomato salsa from Costco. This salsa is so much better than Chipotle’s, IMO. Thumbs up for this super-filling dinner!
The next day we had Greek-style turkey burgers! They were so easy to make.
We simply mixed up the following ingredients:
- 1 box lean ground turkey breast
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- TONS of spinach, cooked on a skillet and squeezed until dry
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- garlic powder
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/4 minced red onion
Then we made little patties and cooked ’em over medium-high heat. They were yummy, and you can remove/add ingredients as you wish.
This was actually my first time having ground turkey, and I was pleasantly surprised. It’s very different from a beef burger in that it tastes like poultry (obviously) and has a bit of a firmer, less “wet” texture. The melty chunks of feta in here really sealed the deal! We might cut the red onions a bit smaller next time. Served with some roasted sweet potatoes, feta cheese and roasted chickpeas on quinoa. I dipped my turkey burgers in tzatziki from Costco!
Isn’t that beautiful? This seriously inspires me to make my own healthy burrito bowl…
That’s it for now – I have to go walk my doggie. 🙂