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These purple cabbages Egg rolls flavored with pork, ginger and garlic are enveloped in a light crunchy phyllo. They are also baked instead of fried for a healthier version.  Accompanied with a plum sauce, these egg rolls are a kid’s favorite.  The other day, I was doing my monthly round in my favorite asian market and saw this “plum sauce” bottle, memories came back rushing to me. Memories of my family going to a Chinese restaurant as a child back in Canada and eating my favorite dish there: egg rolls with this plum sauce! I remember, like it was yesterday, dipping my eggrolls into this sweet and sour sauce until I couldn’t breath anymore. What a tasty memory!  I often go shop in this asian shop and never happened to get this “need” of plum sauce. It must have been a sign or something so I bought it. Back home I was searching for a way…

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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