Tuesday, June 22, 2010

52 Projects Week 22: Fresh Rolls!


One of my very favorite things to eat is Fresh Rolls. I first discovered them at the Taste of Thai Booth at the IthacaFest 2 years ago. Mmm....I was working a booth, and went back many times over the weekend for these.

This post, at Beauty that Moves inspired my week 22 project.

Can you believe I forgot to take a photo of the finished results? Oh well, they were really good and pretty simple to make. I already had the baked tofu on hand. We added shredded carrots, cabbage, lettuce and a mix of mint & basil. I love that combination of tastes.
I made a dipping sauce by combining a cup of Hoisin Sauce with about 1/4 cup peanut butter and 2 TBSP of rice vinegar.
Helena loved making them and became the master roller after a few tries. We brought them to a picnic and they went fast. Mmmm, really worth a try if you like this sort of thing. Also, vegan in this case (though they'd be great with chicken or shrimp too!), and gluten-free.