Vegan Summer Rolls! Perfect. Plus Nike Free Winner.

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Hey guys!

Just wanted to share with you my current food obsession of the moment. For dinner this evening, I had vegan spring rolls! Too easy to make and wayyyyyy cheaper than in the restaurant! It’s seriously my favorite Vietnamese dish and I actually grew up eating these, but a not-as-clean version that had loads of vermicelli noodles, maybe a fried onion, and some fatty pork sausage inside. Looks light because it’s all transparent and everything, but those things inside add up!

In my version today, I’m using sauteed tofu and a variety of veggies to stuff my rice wrapper with! Check it out:

Ingredients:

Firm or extra firm tofu cut into rectangular “steaks”

– Cucumber

– Carrot

– Alfalfa Sprouts

– Spring mix lettuce

– Rice paper

– garlic

– Soy Sauce

– Pepper

– Stevia

– Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette

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I am not putting amounts by the ingredients only because  you can really stuff it as much or as little as you want. I just like to leave the ingredients out, stuff and roll as I go until I am full!

Directions for tofu:

  • Cut tofu into rectangle steaks. Marinate for 5 min in a soy sauce/pepper/stevia blend to taste. You can also use another sweetener of choice.
  • Heat pan, put some oil on the pan (sesame oil is great), and throw minced garlic on there. 2-3 cloves.
  • Lay tofu slices on the pan. Wait until 1 side is slightly browned before flipping.

Directions for rice paper roll:

  • Wet the rice paper in a bath of water. I like just filling a large shallow dish with water and leaving it on the table. Then I spin the rice paper like a disc in it until the whole thing is wet front and back.
  • Put your veggies on. Then your tofu. 4 slices will work great!
  • Rice paper should be soft and flexible now. Roll like a burrito.

And what dipping sauce did I use? Usually if you mix Hoison sauce with lime and some sriracha, it is HEAVEN! But I didn’t have any laying around today (plus it has so much sugar) so I used my fave salad dressing from Trader Joes: Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette! It was perfect.

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So filling!! Looks light but I was done after 3 of these rolls! (The one above is 1 roll cut into 2).

Ahh! And the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The announcement of Nike Free Run winner #3! Who will it be? Last week’s task was to retweet and y’all did a fab job! Drum roll pleaseee….

And this week’s Nike Free’s go to Amanda B on Twitter! Congrats girl! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize! Thanks to WeightTraining.com for hosting this giveaway with me! Also, in case you didn’t know, you can actually check how many cals these POP HIITs burn by entering you stats on their website! Check here.

Not Amanda? No worries. You’ve got 2 more chances to get these shoes. This coming week is all about TUMBLR!!! Your task will be to reblog the POP HIIT 7 and POP HIIT 8 printables I put up on tumblr on Tuesday and Thursday. If you don’t have an account, you can make one! It’s free! Be sure to follow Blogilates on Tumblr to see the printables.

Alrighty guys! That is all for now! Have a FABULOUS start to your week!

Oh question! What your fave summer recipe that keeps you cool, fresh, and feeling light?

<3 Cassey

  • Hannah

    These look soooo delicious! I’ll try them out soon. Also wanting to start with the monthly workout plans to get fit now! <3

  • Maddy

    Definitely trying these, look sooooo scrummy.

  • Ruby

    Bookmarked this page! Recently became a vegetarian (not sure if I can commit to going vegan) and can’t find any recipes that really interest me. Thanks!

  • Sophie

    Great idea.. !!!I was looking for alternative use of tofu to use the left over. I am going to do it so, to avoid ending buying chicken Shoarma rolls when I am craving for food.

    sharing one of my recipe with tofu.
    I fry gently cubes of tofu on a separate pan with olive oil (I am from the south of France and olive oil is our main ingredient for frying). in another pan, I fry a finely sliced onion, then I add sliced courgette or cut into cubes(another widely used veg in South of france), then chopped fresh pealed tomatoes (with no seeds), garlic (south of france again!) and a pinch of cayenne and salt and the tofu.When the vegetables are tender, I mix in spaghettis or tagliatelles but for a healthy change I am going to try quinoa or even boulghour (wheat)
    You can even skip the cayenne pepper and use origan and basil for a more Provençal taste!

  • Courtney M.

    Hey! I LA LA LA LA LA LOVE the recipes you post on here! They have done WONDERS for my body as well as the videos. However, I was very sad when I downloaded the iPhone blogilates app which contains only a few recipes. I’m sure y’all are working on adding more to the app, but it is way quicker too whip up the recipes via the app. I also love the nutritional information for them all, but some are vague with only the calories posted. Anyways, those are my opinions on tweaks that I would like better, but it won’t inhibit me from enjoying this site and all the great things you’ve brought into my life!

  • Liliana

    Hey cassey, can you put the nutritional information up for this recipe like you do for all the rest? Thanks!

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  • Jaiya

    I made these for lunch today and substituted the cucumber and carrots for snow peas and lettuce, what was around the apartment, and I am IN LOVE! Cassey not only are you helping me slim down with your workouts but these awesome meals too!

  • This looks so good! I love light Asian inspired dishes for the summer! I wanted to make this with tempeh but couldn’t find the normal spring roll wrappers at my local grocery store and was too lazy to drive to the Korean grocery. So I ended up making tempeh hand rolls and they were really yummy! Recipe is up on my blog if you are interested :) http://eathardworkhard.blogspot.com/2013/08/tempeh-hand-rolls.html

  • Jenn

    I made these for lunch today! I couldn’t find alfalfa, so I used bean sprouts instead, it was still really delicious. Thanks Cassey!

  • Hanna

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was very tasty!! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  • Looks so refreshing and satisfying with the crispy tofu! Yum!

  • Mary

    Oh my goodness I am so making these tmrw! Cassey you are my go to food guru! Love ya!

  • Ilana

    these are soooo yummy! i made for the whole family and they were all gone (:

  • Liz

    Finally, a recipe that makes use of the rice papers I’ve had laying around! Definitely gonna try these out! they look delicious!!

  • Looks delicious! Never had rice paper before but looks like a great alternative to tortillas or other wraps. Thanks for sharing!

  • Dawn

    Another suggestion if you are allergic to soy?

  • Totally threw me off, wrong Amanda B :P

  • Kaitie

    Is today’s “new video” that’s on the July calendar out yet??

  • Kate

    My fave reciepes lately? Today I made baked green peppers filled with mushrooms, millet, buckwheat, garlic, egg whites, soya, onion and some spices. I added tomato sauce and fresh tomatoes, brocolli and cucumbers. Yesterday I made hummus from garbanzo beans, tofu, garlic and some spices. And I make fruit ice creams, for example from banana and apricots. It’s sweet and creamy and there’s no sugar added. :)

  • So cool! I’ve never had Asian cuisine before (I know, crazy! My family doesn’t like it) but this looks really good ;)

  • OMG, THAT LOOKS SO YUMMI! :D

    CONGRATULATIONS, AMANDA!! (:

  • An

    Lol we use bánh tráng mỹ tho for our springrolls last family gathering too.(:

  • lilly

    I love a homemade Popsicle! made with fruit juice and chunks of my favorite in season fruit! Yumm-O!

  • Lynn

    Congrats Amanda!

    This summer roll recipe looks delicious, Cassey!

  • Tacita

    Awwh I hope I win one day! Oh well, I like smoothies too :)

  • Vegan summer rolls! That was an instant hit. Yummy! :))

  • Shipra

    congrats amanda!!

  • Those rolls look delicious! Sad I didn’t win but there’s always tumblr!

  • Mary

    In the summer, I love replacing a meal here and there with smoothies. Fruit medleys are always good but I also like heat-beating combos like cucumber-mint smoothies :)

  • Sofia

    Congrats Girl! Hope I am lucky next time :)

  • Shannon

    Man…I hoped I’d win today since it’s my birthday :( maybe next time :)