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Whenever I have friends over for dinner, I love making a batch of Vietnamese-style spring rolls to serve as appetizer. Unlike Chinese-style deep fried spring rolls, these Vietnamese spring rolls are very light and fresh. You wrap thinly sliced ...
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Whenever I have friends over for dinner, I love making a batch of Vietnamese-style spring rolls to serve as appetizer.
Unlike Chinese-style deep fried spring rolls, these Vietnamese spring rolls are very light and fresh. You wrap thinly sliced vegetables, cooked shrimp, and fresh herbs in a neat rice paper package. They're the perfect pre-dinner snack!
Do you know what a cook lives for? The look in friends' eyes when they've bitten into something you've made, and they're deliriously happy about what they're eating. Their wide-eyed smiley faces would say, "OMG, WOW," if they weren't so busy eating, and wanting to be polite and not talk with their mouths full.
That's the response I got from my friends when I served them tacos with this slow cooked pulled pork.
Of course how could you not love tacos filled with spicy shredded pork?
Best thing is that it's crazy easy to make, especially in a slow cooker. You just rub a pork shoulder roast with a blend of ground chiles and spices, let the roast sit in that rub for a while, brown the roast and then slow cook it until it's fall apart tender.
Use a couple forks to pull it apart into tasty shreds and use the meat as a filling for tacos, tamales, or burritos.
If you're feeling grateful for spring and eager to put fresh spring vegetables on your table, pull out your favorite sheet pan and make this simple supper.
Start with new potatoes, super-sweet onions, sliced lemons, and aromatic sprigs of lemon thyme. Roast them all together on your sheet pan until they're tender, then add the chicken pieces. Continue roasting, and wait until everything is close to done before scattering the asparagus all around the pan.
It's a clever way of making an entire meal at once, and you don't even need a sauce because you'll have chicken juices in the pan to spoon over the meat. Your trusty sheet pan does it again!
There are two things I know for sure about my friend Tess Masters. One is that she knows smoothies. The other is that she has an extraordinary palate. Which means when she comes up with a smoothie idea, it's going to be a winner!
The Green Mojito Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies is a perfect example. Like the mojito flavors of lime and mint? Blend in some pineapple, coconut water, and kale, and you have not only the zesty refreshing taste of a mojito, but it's good for you too.