Recipes: Appetizers

Romaine Lettuce Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are so named because they are traditionally served on the first day of the Chinese New Year, which is in early spring. The spring roll is more delicate and lighter than traditional egg rolls. A rice wrapper is generally used, but this version is wrapped in a romaine lettuce leaf. The dipping sauce is a great accompaniment.


Bruschetta is truly Italian. The word originates from bruscare, meaning “to roast over the coals.” Traditionally, bruschetta is toasted garlic bread topped with tomato, basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. This version is lower in fat and uses plant-sterol margarine. It’s so good, you could put it on shoe leather!