Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Try: Spring Rolls for Spring

Two Aprils ago I was home in Seattle cooking delicious food with my mom. We tried spring rolls and it surprised me how creative you can get with the veggies in spring rolls. Who knew? Almost anything goes. You could almost just go with the vegetables already in your fridge.

When you think of a spring roll, do you think of something fresh or something fried? Often spring rolls are in the appetizer part of a restaurant menu, and most often they are fried. Yes?
I think you should try these, they are super fresh. What's better then that on a spring day?

Recipe: Spring Rolls with Rice Balls

Spring Rolls are filled with:
sweet potato
toasted sesame seeds
red pepper

+key here is to cut vegetables small and thin (we even food processed the carrots)

Peanut Sauce:
homemade almond butter

Rice Balls (pure genius by the way):
pressure cooked* brown rice and sweet brown rice
rolled in toasted sesame seeds and sea salt

*I had never used a pressure cooker before, but I am so fascinated and would love to have a nice one of my own. Do you have/use a pressure cooker?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Workout: Run Outside

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The weather has been spring-ish here in Salt Lake City (think 70+ degrees). We'll get hit with snow again before it warms up to stay, but for now all I wanna do every day after work is run outside.



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Night Treat

Back in August I threw a bridal shower for one of my best friends. It was in my sister's backyard and you can see more of the details to the party HERE.

Maybe it's the season change or maybe it's cause I just really like treats, but I've been in the mood for this dessert:

greek yogurt
graham crackers
semi-sweet chocolate chips
peaches (or in season fruit)

Do it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


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29 Days of February.
They were good days too.
Thanks for my guests that came to Nova and shared foods they love.
To end my February and begin my March I have the biggest order of Nova Granola yet, so, see you when I come up for air! (on Sunday)