Friday, March 14, 2014

Five on Friday: All Things Green!

Happy Friday! Since Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would do all things green for my 5 on Friday! Linking up with Christina, April, Darci, and Natasha!

ONE

Avocado Egg Rolls!

These little babies are oh, so tasty …and surprisingly, very easy! I doubled the batch and was glad I did. You’ll love these things!


What you need:
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 3 tablespoons of red onions, minced
- 2 tablespoons of cilantro, minced
- Egg roll wrappers

How to:
1. Mix together the first four ingredients.
2. Put 1/4-1/2 cup of the mixture in an egg roll wrapper and roll up.
3. Fry the egg rolls in peanut oil (make sure the oil is 350-375 degrees) for about 2 minutes on each side.
4. Let the egg rolls cool on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.


To make the dipping sauce:
Mix together ½ cup of mayonnaise, ½ cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of dry ranch seasoning, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of minced cilantro, and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. To lighten the recipe, substitute some of the mayonnaise and sour cream with Greek yogurt.

TWO

Spring Clothes!

Am I the only one SO ready for some spring and summer clothing? Seriously, I am dying – I need some prints and bold colors stat!

Here are some cute spring finds (all in green…), in hopes of some warmer weather. After all, spring is technically only a week away!



THREE

Cool Mint Oreos!

If you’re in need of an easy-peasy St. Patty’s dessert, then these fit the bill! All you need are mint Oreos, white chocolate chips, and St. Patty sprinkles.


First, melt the white chocolate chips and dip half of the Oreo in the chocolate. Place on wax paper and top with sprinkles… trust me, these things are yummy!


FOUR

Ombre Cake!

On Tuesday I shared an ombre cake recipe… it is actually quite easy and so fun to look at (and eat…)! You could totally mix and match the colors – on Pinterest I saw the cutest blue ombre smash-cake!


FIVE

Green Apple, Kiwi and Kale Juice!

You may be in need of some fresh juice if you plan on eating copious amounts of corned-beef hash and drinking green beer this weekend (or Monday, if you're actually Irish).

This is another juicing recipe from Williams-Sonoma - I absolutely love kiwi, so this recipe was a no-brainer for me!


I changed the recipe around a bit and below is what I ended up with

- 3 Kiwifruit, peeled
- 1 Green apple
- 1 Heart of romaine lettuce
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Stalk of celery
- 1 Lemon

32 comments :

  1. Those egg rolls look so good! You make me want them for breakfast!

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  2. green is my fav color hence why i love st. patrick's day so much!! that skirt is so adorable!

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  3. You just stole my heart with those Oreos! And I'm loving all your green spring picks, girl! That skirt, scarf and those glasses are so perfect (along with everything else on the list) and I chuckled when I saw the margaritas included! Where is Spring?! I'm SO ready! xo

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  4. Mmmmm I love all the St.Patricks day treats! They look great!

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  5. I love this ALL THINGS GREEN post! Such cute ideas and yummy looking recipes! I have never tried making eggrolls at home before so I think I see a first in my future! Happy Weekend Girlie! :)

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  6. Hey Lisa! I love your green post! St. Paddy's Day is my favorite holiday because it is awesome and it is also my birthday! Thanks for the oreo post! That looks amazing! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Why did I give up junk food for Lent those desserts look the best!! Totally stealing the avacado egg rolls... I still think of you when I eat Avacados from lunch dates at Terumo lol BTW did you hear the craziness that happened there yesterday???

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  8. Those Oreos look amazing!!! Mmmm. I needed something sweet for my book club meeting this weekend and these will do nicely! Thanks! Happy Friday!

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  9. This post made me super hungry! Haha!! :) Green is my favourite colour so I love St. Patty's day!! Thanks for sharing all your recipes!

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  10. avocado egg rolls? wow. two of my favorites wrapped in together! Have to try! much love! xoxo

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  11. Love.It.All!! Especially those egg rolls... YUM!!! Have a great weekend! xx

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  12. I loooove green! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to try everything on your list.

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  13. I am so in love with all the green! Plus, totally think I have to make those Oreo's for the girls at work! I just love all your creations!

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  14. Those egg rolls look delicious! And no, you're not alone. I spent WAY too much money just last night because I "needed" some spring clothes. Love, love that scarf!

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  15. That juice recipe is my fave you've posted so far - love kiwi too. But, all I want is an oreo or five now.

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  16. Those Oreo's be calling my name...I'm making up some homemade Irish soda bread this weekend! :)

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  17. Love this list!! Those avocado egg rolls look delicious! Have a great weekend Lisa!

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  18. There is seriously too much amazingness going on in this post. I need to pin all these recipes when I get out of work. I am making those egg rolls next week thanks for posting the recipe!!

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  19. I've become obsessed with my nutribullet. It's smoothies instead of juicing but they are still green and I obsesseddddddd! Also the food in this post made me not want to have a smoothie even though they are delicious. ;)

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  20. Green apple, kiwi, kale!! That really does sound good to me! Again, those wraps and the ombre cake look incredible. So talented are you!!!

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  21. Thank you for the recipes!! I have been waiting for those avocado egg rolls :) :)

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  22. There is so much I love about your five things this week. I automatically pinned those egg rolls before even finishing the rest of the post. I LOVE avocado and those sound super delicious. I canNOT believe that spring is only a week away with all this cold weather. I seem to have a lack of green clothes in my closet, as in maybe two shirts, but I'm loving your finds (especially the mug). Lastly, those oreos look like a great, easy recipe for the upcoming holiday. Thanks for the idea Lisa, I hope you have a good weekend.

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  23. Those egg rolls look fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I'm with you on the spring clothes! I'm so tired of being all bundled up. Here's to hoping spring comes on time next week :)

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  24. Your juices are always SO delish! -Xo

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  25. Those avocado egg rolls sound so dang good! And I love your green clothing picks, especially the top and the skirt! What are the deets on where I could purchase those? Is the skirt J.Crew? Have a great weekend!

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  26. So I have a bit of an aversion to avocado. But when I think about it fried, the interest rating goes up quite high. lol.

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  27. Loving that green fashion inspiration - it almost makes it finally feel like spring!

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  28. Those Hunter wellies and sunnies - I die!

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  29. Wow, quite the smorgasbord of awesome! Loving the avocado wraps ( a lot), the Oreos and cake. Just pinned it all! Thanks for sharing :)

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  30. I'm kind of obsessed with everything in this post! The avocado egg rolls...kidding me? Yum! And those desserts - I thought I wanted to eat that ombre cake but I really need those oreos! I'm definitely an oreo addict. Hope you had a great SPD!

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  31. Oh my goodness, those avocado egg rolls look totally amazing! I want to make those very soon!

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  32. Oh my gosh I want those avocado egg rolls! How do you come up with these recipes?!

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