I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon cooking with a friend last week who happens to be a chef and a fellow lover of food. We have been meaning to cook together for some time and finally got things together to make it happen. The afternoon was a reminder that it really is more fun to cook in the company of others. Cooking with friends always results in great conversation, new recipe ideas and leads to sharing food around the table. What could be more perfect than that.
Deciding what to cook can sometimes be the hardest part. As we are nearing Spring, I am starting to crave fresher food, including greens, greens and more greens. Sadly, the fresh local greens are still a ways away so for this recipe we turned to some of our winter favourites and gave them a fresher twist in the form of a salad roll.
Based on what is in season and what I had in the fridge, Michelle came up with the filling combination which not only looks beautiful but tastes fantastic. The flavour profile is nicely balanced with the sweetness of the yams, bite of the pickled ginger and freshness of the kale and cilantro. These salad rolls are certainly more interesting and tasty than most and inspired me to be more creative with filling possibilities. Michelle described some she made recently with beets, fresh dill and watercress, wow!