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Rolled onto the plate

I’m going in an odd beat direction for a Mother’s Day post. I lack the time to do the one in my head justice. On the other hand this one kind of rolled into being tonight.

Spring means construction and that means not much time to create meals. Today was no exception except that it is Mother’s Day.

We did pre plan the idea so we had the groceries on hand although we did deviate and use some garden freshness! We made spring rolls for the “What’s on Your Plate” monthly challenge hosted so graciously by Deb at The Widow Badass and Donna at Retirement Reflections.

We took it up a notch by using the good china dishes. Needless to say there was so a cold beer but it didn’t make the photo.

So there you have it. Not a typical post but a #what’sonyourplate blogging challenge post. No recipe really just a basic concept of what we have had in them and what we had on hand. I didn’t add cilantro to the list so we substituted the chives from the garden. Peanut sauce was stellar. Considering it was the first time we’ve made these we were both pleased with the results.


Peanut sauce

  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Next time I might do 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp chili oil for a little kick.


I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

16 thoughts on “Rolled onto the plate

  1. I see how you have linked to “What’s on your plate” here, Bernie. Your meal and recipe looks tasty and healthy. I think you are using rice paper, something I have not worked with. Thank you for the suggestions. 😀

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    1. It was our first time using the rice paper and it was surprisingly easy. We had a couple of rips but we figured out what we were doing wrong. And yes it was a very healthy option. Good luck if you try them – we now wonder why we waited so long!

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    1. Emma. Such a quick easy meal really and that peanut sauce was so good! We have a lot of antique plates and I love using them. Not much call for them lately but maybe one of these fine years again! Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. Bernie


    1. We were surprised how easy it was and will definitely make them again. We used a left over pork piece but next time might marinate some and cook it along with the shrimp. Thanks for reading and responding.


  2. Hi, Bernie – Thank you so much for contributing to Whats On Your Plate — especially when you are in the middle of a busy construction time. Your Spring Rolls look delicious. I will definitely be giving them a try! I’ll let you know how they go!

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  3. I’ve never been able to make a decent spring roll. Your’s look perfect. I saved the dipping sauce recipe. That looks like our kind of thing. Thanks.


    1. Ally. Beginner’s luck? 10 seconds in the warm water, fill and roll. We only had 2 that ripped a little – they can not touch themselves or they stick like crazy as you probably know. Thanks for reading and eating along!

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    1. First time making them and we aren’t sure why! Quick easy meal for sure. Seems take out isn’t an option it was a good one for after a construction day. Thanks for stopping by Allan.


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