Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Rolls and Salad

Hey guys!  I hope you are enjoying your Monday.  Today is the calm before the storm.  I've been out on vacation from work and I'm trying to be positive, but I'm sure I won't see the light of day for at least the next four days at work from the piles I'll find myself under.  Oh well- let's enjoy today!

I've got my breakfast for you and a fun lunch I made yesterday!

I sauteed some kale with eggwhites and ate the sweet potato leftovers that have been in my fridge for over a week.  No shame in leftovers- unless it's the week old sandwich my resourceful hubby may attempt to eat today :)
It's not my conventional breakfast in that it's not filled with sugar, but that's kind of the point- more on that some other time.

Spring Rolls and Salad
One of my favorite foods is spring rolls- stuff that little rice paper with anything and I'll eat it!  If it includes cilantro and some peanut sauce, you're in with me!  This weekend I decided to make some since I was back in my kitchen after a bit of a hiatus.  Hubby was glad that I have been away because he got the benefits.

Ingredients (filling)
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumbers
  • Mixed greens
  • Pickled ginger
  • Broccoli slaw
  • Shrimp
  • Rice paper wraps from your local Asian grocery store or store aisle 
  • I used Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Dressing- you can make your own peanut sauce of your choice
Here is how the process goes:
Take out your rice paper wraps:
The instructions are easy- you'll need to make them workable by dipping them in a bowl of warm water for no more than 30 seconds.  I didn't get a picture because I can't dip and photograph at the same time!

Marinate your shrimp (I used about 2 tsp of the peanut sauce- plenty of flavor):
Set out your fillings:
Place a wrap on your work surface, fill, and roll burrito style:
When you are done, display them however you like with extra dipping sauce:
I also made a salad to go along with these including all of the fillings plus orange slices and sesame seeds:
This is a quick, easy, and affordable meal.  I happened to have all of these items in my kitchen already, but it's a pretty easy recipe once you have all the ingredients- plus no cooking!  If you a veggie friend, use tofu instead and you're good.

I'm off to run some errands and hope that my laundry will fold itself while I do so!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I love spring rolls like that! The perfect light meal!

Good luck keeping calm when the storm hits!!!

Jessica said...

Your spring rolls look awesome! I must try and make! :)

Gabriela said...

What yummy looking wraps! For some reason, I'm always intimidated by the idea of making my own spring rolls, but I know it's super easy! Hope you're having a great day!

Missy said...

Your spring rolls look great! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

THOSE SPRING ROLLS!! look amazing!!

GIRL your comment made my day! WE SO NEED TO MEEEEEET! goodness gracious, i wouuld love that. you are freaking awesome!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

So jealz of the spring roll wrappers. I CANNOT FIND THEM anywhere!!!! in Phoenix and i just need to break down and order em or trek 1 hr each way to an asian market which sounds not fun. GREAT EATS!

Andrea @ said...

Wow this looks positively delicious!! I love how fresh and healthy everything is, and I bet my boyfriend would be so happy if I made these! Perfect springtime meal! Thanks, my dear!!

Mo said...

I so love spring rolls and wraps! Sometimes I use collard greens and chard when I can't get a hold of the rice papers easily. Great blog!