Entries from February 2013

blissful eats with tina jeffers: Shrimp salad rolls

February 28, 2013

A girl needs a little variety in her life so when I am trying to shed a few pounds I make sure to include these delicious salad rolls to help keep my diet on track.  Fresh vegetables, lean cuts of protein and fresh herbs are combine to make a super satisfying yet light meal. 


 These salad rolls are super satisfying and you can vary the fillings based on what you have on hand.  They are great with chicken, thin slices of beef or baked tofu.  If bean sprouts and mushrooms aren’t your thing, try some shredded carrots and red bell pepper instead.  The dipping sauce has a few unusual ingredients but I always keep a bottle of fish sauce and if you’ve never tried Sriracha you should really pick up a bottle, it’s great on stir-frys, tacos, eggs or anything that you would use traditional hot sauce on.  


Be sure to visit me at www.scalingbackblog.com during the rest of the week for more recipes!

Shrimp salad rolls


Makes 8 rolls




For the dipping sauce:


2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon Asian chili garlic paste or Sriracha

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon rice vinegar


For the salad rolls:


1 pound cooked medium shrimp, tails removed

½ cup thai basil leaves

1 cup bean sprouts

½ cup enoki mushrooms

1 cup radish sprouts

½ avocado, sliced

fresh basil, mint cilantro or other herbs

fresh lettuce

rice paper



For the dipping sauce, whisk all the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved. 


To assemble the rolls, fill a large bowl with warm water.  Gently dip each rice paper wrapper in water for a few seconds until damp.  Don’t soak the rice paper, just dip to moisten.  Place rice paper on plate and fold in half. 


Layer the lettuce, shrimp, bean sprouts, herbs and avocado on the bottom third of the rice paper.  Roll the wrapper over the fillings, tucking and rolling the wrapper with your fingers, making sure all the fillings are tightly rolled.  Slice the roll in half on a diagonal.  Serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

wee wednesday with mrs. french: etsy finds

February 27, 2013

hi friends…what can i say? ms. lindsay inspired me.  i decided to share some of my etsy favorites for the little ones as well.

wooden toy set from mielasiela

organic toddler bedding set colette bream

child’s wool coat from one me

babywearing mommy doll from freja toys

felt stuffed mouse from atelier pompadour

the big white rain cloud from the butter flying

teepee from house inhabit

i wonder what it would be like to be a momma without etsy?  i shudder to think.

xo mrs. french

wee wednesday with lindsay of darling clementine: etsy finds

February 27, 2013

The world is full of big box stores filled with mass produced baby things (and don’t get my wrong, we all have some of these items in our homes, diaper bags & closets) but I find much more pleasure in seeking special items out, and etsy is always my first stop. I stock my shop, Darling Clementine with many etsy found designers and artists, I love working directly with the creators, I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite etsy finds for you, and please share yours, I’d love to see what your favorites are!

vintage cash register from buckeyes & bluegrass

little llama top

wood rattle from manzanita kids

silhouette chalkboard from gingiber

hot air balloon mobile from le schnulli

toddler shirt fom little llama

organic harem leggings from bundis

See you next Wednesday Xx Lindsay

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