Does anyone else find farmers markets in the summer both captivating and annoying? Hear me out — I love, love, love, our farmers markets: the abundance of freshness and perfect ripeness in every stall, the bites of rarity, those special finds. But you see, that’s just the problem. I simply want to buy it all. And eat it all. Each and every delicious find.
I know at least one person who shares my enthusiasm for the season’s bounty of freshness. I’m sure you remember Amanda of The Cilantropist, whose stunning guest post for me back in June featured the most beautiful zucchini. Her Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Spicy Peanut Sauce is the kind of food I enjoy most in the summer – clean, fresh, and with a little bit of kick. So when she asked me to write a guest post for her as she powers through a very busy August, I knew exactly what I would make. If anyone would appreciate seasonal vegetables with zippy flavors, Amanda certainly would.
Don’t get the wrong idea, my veggie loving friend is no rabbit. Maybe the reason I find Amanda a kindred spirit when it comes to food is because she can also appreciate the sinfully rich and positively gooey. She doesn’t shy away from the power of bacon. Or a good strong drink to welcome the weekend. It’s all about balance, my friends.
And she captures it all so beautifully.
So while Amanda is getting through her dissertation defense preparation, I am very honored to share a recipe for Fresh Spring Rolls with Spicy Carrot Sauce. These Vietnamese-style rolls are cool and crunchy, featuring fresh ingredients such as pea shoots, carrots, and vibrant herbs. And I know you’ll just love the Spicy Carrot Sauce.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to check out the recipe on The Cilantropist. While you’re there, stay a while and wander around. It’s like being at the farmer’s market – you’ll want to gobble it all up!