It has been so hot in Vancouver the past few days and it wouldn’t be Vancouver unless I was complaining about the weather.

I’m not really complaining though, it’s just I don’t do well with heat. I’m very fair, I don’t enjoy tanning, I burn extremely easily,  I have oily skin and am generally sweaty person. So when it gets above like 21° my mood starts dropping, above 26° and I am downright miserable.

Needless to say it kind of puts a damper on cooking anything with an oven or over the stove top. That’s why these cold nori rolls with spicy peanut sauce are perfect. No heat, just cool and refreshing. You can even make them in the early morning, hours before the sun comes out and keep them in the fridge for later.
With the nori rolls, basically just fill them with any vegetables you like. I did avocado, cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, and some leftover sweet potato fries. Then roll them up. I dipped my finger in some water just to seal the edges and sliced each roll in half.
Serve with your favourite sauce. I’m obsessed with this peanut sauce lately.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plain, natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame paste a.k.a. tahini
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 to 3 shakes of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 inch ginger root

Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

What is your go-to favourite vegan dipping sauce? Comment below to let me know!


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