Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Avocado Egg Rolls with Dipping Sauce

So amazing and fairly easy to make. This recipe is for 3 egg rolls, but is easily doubled.

Dipping sauce ingredients
Egg Rolls:
1 large avocado or 1 1/2 medium avocados
1 Tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1 tsp. cilantro, chopped
1/8 tsp. salt
3 egg roll wraps
1 egg, slightly whipped
oil for frying

Dipping Sauce:
1/8 tsp. white vinegar
Dipping sauce pureed
1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. cashews, chopped
1/3 c. cilantro
2 green onions
1 garlic clove
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/8 c. olive oil

To make the dipping sauce: In a bowl, mix together the vinegars and honey. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave.

Pour this mixture and all other dipping sauce ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor. Puree. Pour into a bowl and add the olive oil. Stir and refrigerate.
Egg rolls frying

To make the egg rolls: In a bowl, stir together the avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and salt together.

Add 1/3 of the mixture onto the center of each egg roll wrapper.

Position the wrapper so the corner is pointing toward you. Fold the bottom corner up over the filling. Fold remaining corners up over the filling, brushing the corners with egg to secure in place. Roll up from the bottom, folding the top corner over all. Seal with egg and repeat for remaining wrappers. 

Ready to eat!
Fry egg rolls for 3-5 minutes in oil over medium high heat. Fry until golden brown.

Serve with dipping sauce.

We'll be making this recipe again and again. It's so good.

Here's a link to the original recipe: http://lilluna.com/cheesecake-factory-avocado-egg-rolls/

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

*plan ahead... needs to chill

3/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
8 Tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. + 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 c. old fashioned oats

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. When mixture is cool, whisk in egg. Add dry ingredients to bowl and stir until combined. Stir in oats. Press plastic wrap over dough in bowl and let chill in refrigerator overnight. Don't cheat on this step.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 16 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Here's a link to the recipe I used: www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/05/maple-brown-sugar-oatmeal-cookies-recipe.html?ref=search