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Detroit Gypsy Kitchen's fresh rolls & kale salad

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 Kitchen Sink Fresh Rolls

Ingredients for rolls:
rice paper aka spring roll wrappers (asian section of your grocery store & most health food stores)

Fillings to consider (but don't stop here. get creative!)
leafy greens
shredded carrots
raw zucchini or squash strips
avocado
noodles (with soy sauce and/or sesame oil and/or rice wine vinegar and/or sriracha)
tofu (with soy sauce and/or sesame oil and/or rice wine vinegar and/or sriracha)
pan sauteed tempeh (with soy sauce and/or sesame oil and/or rice wine vinegar and/or sriracha)
thai basil
green onion or chives

Ingredients for dipping sauce:

soy sauce (a little goes a long way)
rice wine vinegar
sesame oil (omit for nut allergies)
sriracha (a little goes a long way)
peanut butter  (omit for nut allergies)
almond butter  (omit for nut allergies)
agave/honey/coconut syrup (a little goes a long way)

Directions for sauce
1) use your creativity to put together this awesome sauce!
2) use more nut butter than anything else & start with just a touch of the rest of the sauce ingredients
3) mix by hand or use a stick blender adding water if you want a different consistency
4) use your taste buds to refine sauce  (training our taste buds will help us create our own recipes)

Directions for rolls
1) use your creativity to put together these awesome & healthy rolls!
2) fill up a bowl large enough to fit a rice wrapper with warm water
3) submerge 1 rice wrapper in warm water for 15 seconds (it will still feel slightly hard)
4) lay wrapper flat on cutting board or large plate
5) stuff with favorite fillings (suggestions above)
6) flip the end nearest you towards the center of the wrap and try to cover the fillings, fold left and right sides towards the center, and start to roll wrapper away from you until it closes.
7. Eat immediately with or without sauce.

Use leftover fillings for salad. Use leftover sauce for dressing!

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Kitchen Sink Kale Salad

Ingredients for salad

one bunch of kale spined and chopped/ripped

toppings to consider (but don't stop here. get creative!)

seasonal fruits & veggies chopped
nuts and/or seeds
vegetarian protein: tofu, tempeh, etc

Ingredients for dressing
tahini (omit tahini for nut allergies)
lemon juice or rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar (ACID)
soy sauce (a little goes a long way) or miso or salt (SALT)
olive oil, avocado oil, sesame oil (OIL)
agave/honey/coconut syrup
other ideas: onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric powder, nutritional yeast

Directions for dressing

1) use your creativity to put together this awesome dressing!
2) use more tahini than anything else & begin by adding acid & oil
3) add a small amount of salt & any other flavors you wish
4) mix by hand or use stick blender adding water as needed
5) use your taste buds to refine dressing (training our taste buds will help us create our own recipes)

Directions for salad

1) wash kale
2) stem kale by holding it by the stem, and using other hand to take leaf off the stem
3) chop or rip kale as desired
4) put kale in a bowl that could fit twice as much inside and pour half of the dressing over the top
5) massage dressing into kale with hands and make sure its covered. add more dressing if needed
4) chop fruits and or veggies
5) prepare protein if using
6) top salad with fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, protein
7) eat and feel the good vibrations!

Use leftover dressing as veggie dip or drizzle on top of steamed/stir-fried veggies.



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