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Beautiful Shrimp Spring Rolls 
 
Jun. 10, 2010 6:01 am 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2010 7:15 am

I have to send out a huge thank you to Hilah of Hilah Cooking for the inspiration of this dish. If you haven't seen Hilah's video blog, she is smart, funny, irreverent and offers wonderful, easy to follow cooking videos. It was her video on making spring rolls that led me to make my own.

My son Quinn is an artist. He regularly compares my efforts with food to his with pen and paint. While I have appreciated it, and striven to make my food beautiful as well as healthy and tasty, I have always seen myself more in the vein of an artisan than artist. My food has never been the kind to show up on those beautiful food photo sites.

That is, until this dish. As I put these spring rolls together, I was touched by their minimalism. As the first few rolls came together, I could see past the cilantro leaves, each as unique as a snowflake, to the bright colored batons of carrot, cucumber and sweet pepper. The rice noodles and salad shrimp showed up chaotically to frame it all. It was one of the most Zen-like moments I've ever had. And, while they are still not in the same league, visually, with the work of some of my fellow bloggers, they are the most beautiful things I've ever made. And it wasn't that hard to do!

Did I mention they were delicious. You got the flavor of each ingredient, individually and combined. I served them with a variety of sweet, spicy and earthy sauces, a sesame slaw, and a light miso soup. The rolls were only 97 calories with 0 grams of fat and 1 of fiber each.

Let's eat!

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

Deal of the Day: Don't forget, Father's Day is coming up.

 
Comments
Jun. 10, 2010 6:41 am
Those look gorgeous! What do you mean you're not in the same league...those right there, my friend, prove that you are!! Great blog!
 
Jun. 10, 2010 7:29 am
Wow...those are beautiful!! Lovely work...and they sound wonderful too.
 
Jun. 10, 2010 8:01 am
These look fantanstic. I saved the recipe:)
 
PDAWN 
Jun. 10, 2010 12:19 pm
I would love one of those!!
 
Jun. 11, 2010 7:15 am
Thanks all, very much.
 
 
 
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
 
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