Spicy Egg Roll in a Bowl

I know we all love fried egg rolls – who doesn’t? What you may not realize is you can enjoy virtually the same flavors without the gluten filled fried egg roll wrap, and the task of rolling, filling and frying them! I remade the paleo egg roll in a bowl I posted a couple weeks ago basically because it’s AMAZING and so incredibly easy, changing it up a little to make it spicy (and it was spicy)! I can’t seem to get enough of the Asian flavors lately, such great combinations by switching out or adding just a couple ingredients.

Spicy Egg Roll in a Bowl

  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 shredded/thinly grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (soy free, gluten free)
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 large jalapeno, 1/2 seeded and finely minced
  • Chopped green onion
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil

Saute the coleslaw mix and minced garlic in the coconut oil for about 5 minutes until the coleslaw starts to cook down, add the grated carrot and jalapeno. Continue sauteing until vegetables become soft and pour the coconut aminos and sesame oil on the mixture. Toss to coat and saute 10 minutes more so the vegetables absorb the liquid flavor and start to “fry” in the pan. Portion desired amount into a bowl and top with green onion, cilantro and shredded unsweetened coconut.

Side note: I didn’t measure the cilantro, green onion or coconut. I love cilantro so I was fairly generous with it and as a result it had a great flavor, same with the onion. The coconut added a nice sweet crunchy flavor, although I used it more sparingly.

I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think 🙂

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Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate guacamole…not something I would typically think to put together (not sure why…because um hi, sweet and salty stuff) but happened to see an ad fly by in one of the apps on my phone last week, so I decided to investigate. I scanned a few recipes online and decided to make it how I would normally make my guac and add pomegranate arils (which I happened to have on hand, which is rare). I also had about 6-7 avocados that were especially ripe and ready to be mashed. It was surprisingly tasty with a hint of fresh sweetness from the arils – make for Super Bowl Sunday! Or just to eat.

Pomegranate Guacamole

  • 7 ripe avocados (probably total about 6 as some were too ripe)
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 large jalapeno, only 1/2 deseeded, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro, loosely cut (I hold directly over bowl and just cut into recipe with kitchen shears, so much easier)
  • 3 TBSP minced garlic
  • Juice/pulp of 1 large lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Seems like a lot of raw garlic…trust me! Mash the avocados with the juice of the lime and spices, seasoning to taste. Then mix in the garlic, onion, jalapeno and arils and toss to mix everything together. We had it with chips the night I made it, and this morning I had a side of it for breakfast with eggs! Tonight, I’ll be putting it in some lettuce wraps.

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