Hello friends! How are you doing on this fine Monday? I have been taking it easy the last few weeks, work is normally slow around tax time, so I took advantage of this and did a few small home projects. The front door has been re-stained, I added some decorations to brighten things up a bit also. Cleaned out little girl’s closet and dressers, switched out Winter clothes with Summer wear. Had a little time to do that to my closet last weekend also; I always feel much “lighter” after organizing. Another great thing about switching Winter/Summer clothes is finding some long lost “friends”, figure out new outfits in my mind is like free shopping, with the help of “Pinterst” boards, I’ve realized how versatile just a few key pieces of clothing with accessories can be. BTW do you Pinterest? Here is my board if you are interested!
With the temperature getting near 90′s, and swimsuit season coming FAST, I have been cooking lighter meals. Less red meat and more vegi! One trick I found is use shabu meat slices. They can be found in your local Asian market’s frozen isles, pretty inexpensive, and when they are incorporated into various dishes, the slices tricks the eyes to think you are eating lots of meat, when in reality you are eating lots of vegi, haha!
For tonight’s super simple and healthy meal, there really isn’t a recipe, just find whatever vegetables/herbs you have on hand, wash them and cut them into thin slivers (I used Green Onions, Carrots, Cucumbers, bean sprouts and Thai Basil). For the protein plate, I pan fried some Vietnamese ham (cut into thin slices), made thin egg crepe then sliced them thinly. Cut shabu pork into thin strings, marinate with some soy sauce, sesame oil and sprinkle with corn starch, pan fry for 3-4 minutes.
Here are a few more ingredients:
Rice Noodles (Cook according to package directions)
Spring Roll Wraps
Dipping Sauce (I had hoison sauce and Vietnames Fish Sauce, you can add Sriracha sauce to both for some heat)
- Dip the Spring roll wrap into hot water bowl, make sure the whole sheet is dampened, place onto a clean plate right away flatly (We normally use 2 sheets for each roll to ensure no breakage)
- Select your desired filling, make sure don’t over do it or the wrap may burst.
- Carefully pick up 1 side of the damp wrap and cover filling tightly, then close the rest of the edges up.
- Dip using your favorite sauce, enjoy!