Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

Summer Fruit Spring RollsSummer Fruit Spring Rolls

SPRING ROLLS
1 papaya – sliced
1 pineapple – sliced
1 jicama – sliced
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh mint
rice paper

GINGER DIPPING SAUCE
1 two-inch piece fresh ginger – peeled and finely chopped
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp Sriracha sauce
1 tbsp water

To make the sauce, place all ingredients except the honey in a food processor. Pulse for one to two minutes. The honey will incorporate into the sauce better when it’s slightly warm. Place it in a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Drizzle honey into the food processor and pulse a few seconds to incorporate. Set aside.

Assemble the spring rolls. Soak individual sheets of rice paper in water until pliable. Gently move to a plate and begin layering fruit and jicama into the center of the paper. Include just a few leaves of mint and cilantro into each roll. Roll like a burrito and secure.

Serve immediately with ginger dipping sauce.

Enjoy!

Get creative with the fruit combinations! Try mango, watermelon, strawberries, peaches, or honeydew melon.

Summer Fruit Spring RollsSummer Fruit Spring Rolls

Summer Fruit Spring Rolls
Serves 4
Fresh summer fruit wrapped up with jicama, mint and cilantro.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 papaya - sliced
  2. 1 pineapple - sliced
  3. 1 jicama - sliced
  4. 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  5. 1 bunch fresh mint 
rice paper
  6. GINGER DIPPING SAUCE
  7. 1 two-inch piece fresh ginger - peeled and finely chopped
  8. 2 tbsp honey 
1 tsp Sriracha sauce
1 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce, place all ingredients except the honey in a food processor. Pulse for one to two minutes. The honey will incorporate into the sauce better when it’s slightly warm. Place it in a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Drizzle honey into the food processor and pulse a few seconds to incorporate. Set aside.
  2. Assemble the spring rolls. Soak individual sheets of rice paper in water until pliable. Gently move to a plate and begin layering fruit and jicama into the center of the paper. Include just a few leaves of mint and cilantro into each roll. Roll like a burrito and secure.
  3. Serve immediately with ginger dipping sauce.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Get creative with the fruit combinations! Try mango, watermelon, strawberries, peaches, or honeydew melon.
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Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

Roasted Peaches with Honey Meringue

Roasted Peaches with Honey Meringue

It’s September. So I’ll be eating large quantities of summer fruit until the very last day of harvest. Peaches are still available in my local market and I wanted to create a dessert that brought out their full flavor. The best way to do this is by slow roasting until the juices burst through the skin.

In my dairy-days I would have reached for plain vanilla ice cream to top off this dessert. Alas, those days are done. Dairy is my primary food intolerance. I tried convincing myself for years that one bite here and there wouldn’t hurt. I’ve learned the hard way.  Dairy and I mix as well as democrats and republicans. We make a slight attempt at reconciliation and then decide its best to be separated at all times.

Coconut is the closest way to replicate the creaminess of dairy. It’s rich, smooth and thick enough to satisfy my craving. The only problem is that my husband despising anything coconut. How do I create a creamy topping for both of us to enjoy? Then I thought of meringue. But of course!

Lactose intolerance is a real bummer. Most of the world’s population is not able to enjoy a three scoop sundae without some discomfort. This is all tied to your genes. Your ability to break down lactose is largely dependent upon where your ancestors hail. According to a UC Berkeley study, around 10% of Americans, 10% of Africa’s Tutsi tribe, 50% of Spanish and French people, and 99% of Chinese lack the enzyme lactase, which is necessary to break down lactose.

If you’re not into the whole meringue thing, these peaches would be incredible with a scoop of coconut ice cream.

Honey Meringue

Makes 2 servings.

2 egg whites
1 tbsp honey
1 large peach – cut in half, pit removed 

Meringue
►Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
►Pour honey in a small saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer over medium low heat. Allow to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until it turns a golden brown.
►Once the honey is done, bring it over to your mixing bowl of egg whites.
►Using either a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat eggs at medium speed in a large mixing bowl until frothy. Now with the mixer on high, very slowly stream in the honey mixture.
►Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Peaches:
►Set oven to broil.
►Place peaches skin side down in a baking dish. Cook for 10 minutes.
►Top each peach half with a scoop of meringue.

Egg Custard with Fresh Plum Sauce

Egg Custard with Fresh Plum Sauce

When I was 11 I made creme brûlée for the first time. It was my absolute favorite dessert and I wanted to prepare it exactly as they did in restaurants. Caramelized sugar and all. As the custard baked, the entire house filled with its sweet aroma.  I proudly served the beautiful creme brûlée to each family member. Then they took their first bite. Silence fell over the room. Yuck! My heart sank. I had switched the salt and sugar proportions. Oops!

My family will never let me live this down. It has become one of our many inside jokes and is now impossible to enjoy creme brûlée without that memory. So here I am, 18 years later, still trying to redeem myself.

Egg Custard with Fresh Plum Sauce

Egg Custard with Fresh Plum Sauce

Makes 3 servings.

Custard:
3 eggs
pinch of Himalayan salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
cheesecloth

Fresh Plum Sauce:
3 fresh plums, skins removed
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla

►Preheat the oven to 350°F.

►In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the salt. Mix the warm water and honey together in a small bowl until the honey is fully dissolved.

►The next part is important! You’ll want to incorporate the eggs and the honey water slowly, or you’ll end up with lumpy eggs. Gross. So add a tablespoon of honey water to the eggs and quickly beat together. Continue this process twice more and then add all of the honey water to the eggs.

►Arrange three ramekins on a baking sheet. Coat each with melted coconut oil. Strain the egg mix through cheesecloth then evenly divide between the dishes. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the custard is just solidified. Check this with a toothpick.

►For the plum sauce, peel and remove the plum skins. Blend plums, cinnamon and vanilla in a food processor for two minutes until liquified.

►Once the custard has cooled, top with fresh plum sauce and serve.