What are your plans for the weekend? Picnics, BBQ’s, family get togethers, a long weekend, hopefully a day of rest in there somewhere. We don’t have big plans, but little C. my grandson and his parents are coming to visit so fresh spring rolls and not so peanut sauce are on the menu.
There is plenty of water to cross in the pacific northwest. Getting to our neck of the woods literally, requires boarding a ferry. As enchanting as this may sound, ferries cause an ample amount of stress. Something we all need more of right? It requires planning ahead and looking at the ferry app; in hopes of getting on the boat that will get you to your destination at the time you told your host you would arrive.
If there is a backup on the ferry, you won’t quite know when you will arrive, there’s always hope you might just be that last car they squeeze on. Then again you might be racing to get in line only to be the one that just missed boarding by one car. Bummer, then you sit there for anywhere from half hour to an hour till the next boat gets back with its load of hopefully de-stressed boat riders, ready to cart you off across the Puget Sound. With it being the beginning of tourist season, back ups aren’t that uncommon.
Once getting on the ferry, the sights are beautiful. Sometimes when leaving Seattle and reflecting back on the fabulous city skyline, or checking out the beauty of the other vessels on the water, or arriving at the slower paced communities on the other side.
So on the part of being the host, planning a flexible meal helps, and it works even better if it doesn’t need to be kept warm. That’s where fresh spring rolls and not so peanut sauce becomes the perfect appetizer or meal.
For those of you who don’t do peanuts, or can’t do peanuts this a great option for when you want a peanut sauce without the peanuts. I’ve made it with either almond butter or walnut butter. Whichever you choose, you will be dipping fresh spring rolls in your near future.
Adapted from Stacy Stower’s
- 1 cup of raw almond butter or walnut butter
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbs. of fresh peeled and chopped ginger
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 Tbs. of Tamari-gluten free soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 -1 serrano pepper (optional)
- Super Simple, put all ingredients in vitamix and blend.
Tags: gluten free vegan