I have always been kind of intimidated by spring roll wrappers. I thought they were very delicate and hard to work with so I just avoided them. Finally I decided to give them a try and I am so glad I did. Not only do they make a very healthy meal, but they are much more durable and easy to work with then I thought they would be. You can put almost any veggies you want in here, the possibilities are endless! Here is my version with shrimp and veggies with a homemade Gyoza sauce. This sauce is soy free but if you can eat soy you can replace the coconut aminos with soy sauce (use wheat free tamari if your gluten free). Coconut aminos are a great replacement for soy sauce in any recipe or on Sushi rolls too if you are soy free! This sauce taste just like the sauce you get from a Japanese restaurant with dumplings...yum :) For 8 rolls Ingredients for the rolls: shredded lettuce finely sliced carrot sticks finely sliced cucumber sticks 16 shrimp boiled and chopped into chunks 8 s
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