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These Filo Purple Egg Rolls with pork, red cabbage, ginger and garlic are wrapped into a crunchy Filo pastry. Baked or Air fried instead of deep-fried for a healthier version.  Accompanied by the usual plum sauce, these egg rolls are a kid’s childhood must.  The other day, I was doing my monthly round in my favourite Asian markets and saw this “plum sauce” bottle. Suddenly, tons of memories came rushing back at me. Memories of my family going to a Chinese restaurant as a child, back in Canada, and eating my favourite dish there: egg rolls with this plum sauce! I remember like it was yesterday, dipping my egg rolls into this sweet plum sauce until I couldn’t breathe anymore. What a tasty memory! This Filo Purple Egg Rolls recipe is my take on this old friend of mine! A Chinese American Dish These are not per se, Chinese… even if many spring rolls resemble…

Chicken pot pie with phyllo is a healthier version of the original pot pie. I’ve took the idea from the Jamie Oliver show, into which he did a nice salmon pie with phyllo, then I’ve figured, why not cut the fatty crust of the normal pot pie into this flaky healthier version with phyllo. The usual flaky dough is “heavy in butter”, most people buy those premade, so they don’t get to see the gigantic amount of butter it contains. Yes it’s good, and yes it’s flaky but I’ve found this alternative way with phyllo which is way healthier and suitable for lactose intolerant people, since phyllo is simply flour and water thin sheets. Sure you won’t do you own phyllo, you buy it predone in the freezer department, it’s practically impossible to make those paper thin dough sheets homemade. Strangely, all my life long, I’ve heard people tell me to never use…

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