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April 18, 2010

week 9 - summer rolls

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With all the gardening going on, I've only wanted to make simple, fresh, easy foods lately so I can get back to playing in the dirt. So I tried making the summer rolls, and life was good.

Just take your favorite leafy green (collards, chard, lettuce, etc.) and roll up some julienned veggies, of the sweet and crunchy variety (cukes, carrots, peppers, etc.), and some super Spicy Almond Dressing and maybe a sprinkle of chopped nuts and you're there. Fresh lunch heaven.

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Jenny takes a bite

Here's the recipe for the Spicy Almond Dressing:

2 c almond butter
4 roma tomatoes
1/2 c nama shoyu
1/4 c sesame oil
3 T lime juice
2 t maple syrup
1 t miso
3 inch piece ginger
1 inch piece lemon grass
6 - 8 Thai chiles
1 t sea salt

Mix it all in a blender till it's smooth.

Now, of course, I coldn't just make it like it says to, and I made some adjustments based on what I had on hand and what I can eat, but it turned out great! I also only made half a recipe, which was still a huge amount. So, let's see... I omitted the nama shoyu and miso because of the soy, I used agave instead of maple syrup, and I just added a few dashes of cayenne instead of the Thai chiles.

Posted by Bahiyyih at April 18, 2010 09:42 PM