Airplane Food

August 8, 2010

While I’m on my plane, here’s Jenn (my website goddess) with a little entertainment:

Hi KERF readers!

I’m Jenn from Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog. Those of you who know me know that I’m not a vegetarian, but I love all sorts of vegetarian recipes. I especially like to take a traditional recipe and veg-ify it and, sometimes make it lighter. I’m not a huge fan of Buffalo wings, but I do like the flavor now and then, and that’s where this fantastic alternative comes in: Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps!



Ingredients and preparation:

  • 100g cooked chickpeas (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon + a few splashes hot sauce (I used Cholula)
  • 1 TBSP Hellman’s olive oil mayo
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves
  • Half ounce (14g) blue cheese crumbles

1. Mix chickpeas and mayo together; salt + pepper optional
2. Add to middle of lettuce leaves
3. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and a few splashes of hot sauce to taste

1 serving, 215 calories

This is a very light and tasty vegetarian alternative to traditional Buffalo wings that would make an excellent snack, appetizer, or meal.


- Jenn
Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog

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1 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

this sounds SO GREAT! anything with bleu cheese crumbles :)


2 holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

This looks delicious and easy to make! I will have to check out your blog from now on!


3 homecookedem August 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

MMMMMmmmmmm, those little wraps sound great!! I love buffalo sauce and blue cheese, but like you, I’m not crazy about wings. These would be so great out at a party for an appetizer.


4 Cynthia (It All Changes) August 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Oh my goodness! I love buffalo wings but recently became a vegetarian for health reasons. I’ve made veggie ones with tofu but this looks like another AMAZING option!


5 Evan Thomas August 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I love this recipe! I’ll need to try it.


6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm

You had me with the hot sauce and lettuce wrap! YUM!


7 Heather August 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm

yum thanks for posting!


8 Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm

OH yummy!!! I LOVE hot sauce on anything. I’m really not kidding. It’s addictive.


9 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm

That looks amazing – I love chickpeas and my husband loves buffalo wings…I would have never thought of combining the two but now we’ll definitely have to try it! Sounds fun and delicious!


10 Meghan@traveleatlove August 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I love lettuce wraps! Great fillings!


11 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

These sound so good!!! and they’re the perfect amount of calories for a light meal! YUM!


12 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

What a fun twist on lettuce wraps!


13 casey August 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Jenn, Yum that looks delish! What a good idea!


14 Stacey@ August 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Looks good and simple to make. :)


15 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

That looks absolutely delicious, and super simple to make!


16 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks August 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Yay for Jenn! I’ve been a fan for years. Your recipes always look great, and I love that you are into low-sodium foods. I’ve learned about lots of great products thanks to you!


17 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Oh my goodness, this recipe sounds AMAZING!!!


18 Eileen August 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

AWESOME idea! Chicken wings tend to make me sick, so — duh — I never eat them. But I think it’s the excess oil, not the hot sauce. I’ll definitely try these.


19 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Ooh, these things look delicious! I love buffalo wings and all things hot and spicy…Yum. :-)


20 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Thanks, everyone!! Glad you liked them. :)



21 Hannah August 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Thank you so much for this! So often, people blog “buffalo”-flavoured recipes that use preprepared buffalo sauce, which I can’t get in Australia. Thanks so much for a recipe I can actually make!!


22 Megan (Braise The Roof) August 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

Oh man, that looks so good! I bet it would be awesome with some nuts thrown in, too. :)


23 Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner August 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Yum! This sounds delicious and perfect as I’m a veggie!


24 Bethany (One Girl's Taste On Life) August 10, 2010 at 8:18 am

Oh my goodness, but this looks and sounds delish! I love buffalo chicken wings in a major way and am always looking for ways to make them healthier. Big thanks to Jenn for posting the recipe and you, Kath, for linking us up with it! Can’t wait to try it.


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