Okay, I’m more than ready for summer.
Being all cozy under a thick blanket with a steaming mug of peppermint tea in hand is nice and everything, but the whole constantly shivering and scurrying from insufficiently heated building to car that takes eons to warm up back to poorly heated building thing is really getting old.
Point is, I’m not moving to North Dakota any time soon. (If you happen to reside in North Dakota, is it too late now to say sorry?)
A nice trip to the equator sounds splendid though.
I’d bask in the sun like the laziest lizard in existence (plus the addition of SPF 1,000 sunscreen), sip a tropical cocktail that really just tastes like a fruity smoothie, potentially run into Justin Bieber, and maybe munch on a couple veggie fresh rolls with spicy peanut sauce because even when it’s hot as heck out (in a good way), you gotta eat something. And that something better be refreshing… and healthy, since you’ll pretty much be living in a swim suit.
(You never know when the paparazzi will mistake you for a famous individual, plaster your bikini-clad body all over the Internet then proceed to exclaim how you purposefully forgot to shave your underarms and how you must have inhaled precisely fifty-seven too many bowls of ice cream in the past couple months due to a devastating break up from a smokin’ boyfriend you never had in the first place.)
Clearly my imagination is always working overtime.
But you want to know what helps ease the mind?
Or in this case, preparing because veggie fresh rolls and peanut sauce don’t actually require any cooking.
(If you’re someone who burns things on the regular, this recipe right here is for you.)
Delicate rice spring roll wrappers are stuffed with vermicelli rice noodles, creamy avocado, refreshing cucumber, crunchy carrot, crisp bell pepper, shredded red cabbage, baby mixed greens and flavorful Thai basil, then dunked in a creamy, spicy peanut sauce comprised of nutty peanut butter (of course), zesty lime juice, sweet brown sugar, minced garlic, fresh ginger, red curry paste and coconut milk.
Whoa! Summer in your mouth.
P.S. You can fill these puppies with pretty much anything you want, besides Oreos, strawberry yogurt or mashed potatoes… that might be kind of nasty.
P.P.S. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add some warm water. Like it spicier? Add more curry paste!
P.P.P.S. The original fresh roll recipe is from PCC. I just had to switch up the filling ingredients a bit.
P.P.P.P.S. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, make sure the red curry paste you’re using is fish free!