Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls

Matt and I visited Portland last fall and I absolutely fell in love with the city. From the diverse culture to the sky high trees and roses lining the freeways, there is a ton of stuff to do and PLENTY of food to eat. So for tonight’s episode of American Idol I new exactly what to cook for the Portland auditions.

My dear friend was born and raised in Portland and always makes the most amazing vietnamese cuisine. When we were in town I was a bit surprised at how many different asian restaurants there were. I have to say, it’s the best asian cuisine I’ve ever had. So I sent an email to Kim and asked her what dish I should make for Lyndsey Parker’s readers on Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers and she suggested this mouth watering treat. I kept true to her recipe for the most part with only a few minor adjustments. For some reason there were no bean sprouts to be found the night I was making it so I substituted it with shredded carrots.

The recipe is very simple and delicious and you can get as creative as you want with the filling. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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2011 – A Few of My Favorite Things

When I was little time moved with me. If I wanted the day to go by fast it went by fast and if I wanted it to last for eternity it kindly obliged. But the older I get the more time is working against me. Always testing my patience, testing my ability to find myself in a sea of constant change, and forcing me to balance the dreams of a young girl with the responsibilities of a young adult. So as time no longer gives me the tender care it once did as a child I’m learning to race with it and find a place for myself amongst the crazy world that surrounds me.

Here’s to you 2011 for being one of the best years of my life. By feeding my dreams and testing me as a person I’ve learned so much…and it’s only just begun.

Happy New Year!!!

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