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Today’s lunch (the baked veggie egg roll) really got my gears turning.


Suddenly, this creation came to mind:


In the center of that egg roll, place:


  • Half a banana
  • A punch of coconut
  • A drizzle of sunflower butter
  • Two pieces of dark chocolate


Yeah.  It’s amazaballs. 


Side note:


Has anyone seen the BBC show Last Woman Standing?


Description: Each episode begins with the contestants being introduced to a new indigenous society, meeting the local elder or head man. The contestants are introduced to the sport they will be competing in. They must board and eat with the villagers, and help out with village chores while being trained by the villagers, both for general fitness, and in techniques required for the particular sport. Competitors often undertake local rituals or traditions, such as ceremonial dancing, the wearing of tribal clothing, body painting, medicinal treatments, ritual tests of strength or courage, and the offering up of prayers or offerings to local gods or spirits.


It makes me want to go do an endurance race or something cra-azy.  Guess Rugged Maniac will have to do (off to do my push ups like a good future maniac!).



  • Michelle from The Cooking Life January 22, 2011, 6:34 pm

    Hi Caitlin, been reading your blog for a while now 🙂 I think this is my first comment?? Anyways, I’m Filipino and LOVE eggrolls. We actually have a dessert called turon, like your banana eggroll above. We use very thin eggroll wrappers, with sliced plantain bananas, and brown sugar. Fry it up and the sugar carmelizes. So good. Anyways, just wanted to stop by and say hi!

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 10:40 am

      Hi Michelle! Turon sounds awweeeesome. I want some!

  • Southern Sober Girl Runs January 22, 2011, 6:37 pm

    I really feel like I would trip with that log and that would be the end of me, under the log.

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns January 22, 2011, 6:38 pm

    That show looks insane!!!

    But that snack/breakfast/dessert roll looks incredible!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 22, 2011, 6:47 pm

    That looks awesome.

  • Evan Thomas January 22, 2011, 6:47 pm

    Oh no you di-int(it just had to be said)

  • Laura I. January 22, 2011, 6:50 pm

    Holy cow. Those look incredible. (As did the veggie rolls earlier.) Will have to try.

  • Jess January 22, 2011, 6:51 pm

    only thing that would make that recipe better? why peanut butter of course, maybe that could be the dip for these babies?

    • Faith @ lovelyascharged January 22, 2011, 6:57 pm

      Definitely! Maybe melt together some PB with almond milk (or whatever milk you drink) for a runnier sauce?

      • Jess January 22, 2011, 7:57 pm

        oh great idea with the almond milk!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 22, 2011, 6:55 pm

    Those look like the best dessert rolls ever.

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged January 22, 2011, 6:57 pm

    That show sounds so cool! Gonna have to find out when it’s on!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles January 22, 2011, 6:59 pm

    Oh goodness – that banana dessert looks fantastic! Mm!!

  • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery January 22, 2011, 7:00 pm

    I’ve done banana and nutella in wantons before, so the same concept of bananas with nut butter and chocolate….which was absolutely fabulous. It looks prettier in eggroll form, though, hehe.

  • jen @ taste life January 22, 2011, 7:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks soooo good!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life January 22, 2011, 7:01 pm

    I just drooled all over my keyboard.

  • Beatrix @ Beaglebea January 22, 2011, 7:08 pm

    If only I could eat bananas 🙁

  • hippierunner January 22, 2011, 7:09 pm

    That show looks so cool. I want to do something like that so bad!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 22, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I bought egg roll wraps after seeing your recipe earlier! This looks amazing too! 😀

  • Kiran January 22, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I recently sampled a crepe filled with nutella, mango & almonds. This rolls reminded me of those crepes. So delicious foodgasmic!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) January 22, 2011, 7:18 pm

    Dessert egg roll = HEAVEN! Have a great night Caitlin!

  • The Peanut Butter Addict January 22, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I love that combination of fillings!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 22, 2011, 7:32 pm

    You should try mashed sweet potato and goat cheese or cream cheese. SO GOOD!

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 10:45 am

      omg, that sounds awesome!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 22, 2011, 7:39 pm

    I need to buy some egg rolls now! Between your lunch post and these I would be in egg roll heaven. That show looks crazy!

  • caronae January 22, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Hmmm, I dunno, don’t you think the show sounds a little….imperialistic, maybe? Problematic? Although I totally would love to do a show where I got to learn new sports and activities! 🙂

    • Kristina January 23, 2011, 5:22 pm

      Sounds like fun but VERY exploitative (is that a word?) to me. Go experience the “Other” and have an adventure while you’re at it.

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 5:28 pm

      It was kind of weird. But they were super respectful in the episode I saw. They got their asses handed to them by the locals! Haha. But I mean, it’s BBC3… isn’t that like MTV?

  • Marie-Journey to Body Zen January 22, 2011, 7:52 pm

    Mmmmmm can’t go wrong with bananas and dark chocolate 🙂

  • Camille January 22, 2011, 7:53 pm

    Good lord, Caitlin. I think you might have created the most amazing food known to man!

  • Caitlin January 22, 2011, 8:02 pm

    I’ve been thinking about registering for the Rugged Maniac, but it makes me so nervous! I’ve never done a race before….thoughts on this being my first?

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 10:46 am

      i think it will be fun because i anticipate it will be stop-and-go. if you want, register to be on our team! we’re team epic bloggers and our wave is 11 AM.

  • Kristen January 22, 2011, 8:05 pm

    This looks oh so good!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 22, 2011, 8:10 pm

    your amazeaball creation? INDEED!!!! 🙂

  • Emily January 22, 2011, 8:16 pm

    Thanks for the two posts! I am going to be making a veggie roll lunch and amazeballs banana roll for desser this week 🙂 Gotta use up those wonton wrappers!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 22, 2011, 8:19 pm

    sounds amazing!!! definitely need to make that!

  • Kacy January 22, 2011, 8:43 pm

    That is like restaurant quality dessertness. I love it.

  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 22, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Never seen that show, but it looks really interesting!!! Your new creation sounds aaabsolutely incredible.

  • Dominique January 22, 2011, 8:58 pm

    I’m going to try those dessert rolls with almond butter…mainly because I don’t have sunflower butter. Now I just have to remember to pick up some wonton wrappers tomorrow. I hope the snow over here isn’t too bad to head out. I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed…I want egg rolls!

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious) January 22, 2011, 10:10 pm

    Mmm that egg rolls sounds fantastic!

  • Angie January 22, 2011, 10:44 pm

    Did you use the same wraps that you made the egg rolls this afternoon? That’s such a good idea!

  • Emma Harold January 22, 2011, 11:04 pm

    Hi Caitlin, I’m not sure if you know E (from One-Twenty-Five.tumblr.com), but that AMAZEBALLZ (which I am so going to try, thnks!) egg roll lunch, reminded me of her chocolate /banana 200 calories INCREDIBLE desert, which has become a staple for my weekend treats, and I think you’d love too!


    Enjoy! It’ SO GOOD! Emma

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 10:48 am

      I love E and I love the use of amazeballs. 🙂

  • Jess January 22, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Those eggrolls look AMAZING. I have to try this.

  • Runeatrepeat January 22, 2011, 11:30 pm

    Regarding your hummus obsession – I have one too. Does your Costco carry Sabra? Mine does so I can eat it en mass and not worry about running out fast.

  • Sana January 22, 2011, 11:42 pm

    I want to do something in MD called the Warrior Dash, but the only thing i am scared of is walking the tightrope 🙁

  • Jaclyn January 23, 2011, 12:10 am

    Those look amazing, that is all.

    Oh, except; i bet there are a million varieties you could make!! I’m thinking White chocolate Wonderful PB and strawberries?!!!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 23, 2011, 12:12 am

    I love bananas and nut butter together! Even better in a crunchy shell 🙂

  • Tally January 23, 2011, 1:05 am

    Just out of curiosity, why do you use almond milk in your oatmeal and not regular milk?

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 10:50 am

      I try to limit the consumption of animal products that I consume, and regular milk for almond milk is one really easy swap and I don’t even miss regular milk.

      • Tally January 23, 2011, 11:23 am

        Neat — thanks!

  • Katie January 23, 2011, 6:03 am

    I’m studying abroad in London right now, I’ll have to check that show out while I’m here! Any idea what channel on BBC?

    • Caitlin January 23, 2011, 10:51 am

      I think its BBC3 but wikipedia says it originally aired in 2007 so they might just be re showing it in USA

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 23, 2011, 8:36 am

    Oh my word. This looks amazing. Totally drool worthy. 😀

    I haven’t seen the show, but it sounds really interesting. Those types of shows/books always inspire me to get out there and do something crazy too. *Great* motivation. 😀

  • Kristin @ FoodFash January 23, 2011, 10:42 am

    Wow! That banana egg roll is impressive!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 23, 2011, 10:57 am

    Brilliant! Dessert rolls. That with a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be perfection!

  • Natalia - a side of simple January 23, 2011, 11:14 am

    You’re kinda my hero 🙂

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence January 23, 2011, 11:19 am

    Wow I would have never thought of that- looks great!

  • Haleigh January 23, 2011, 11:22 am

    You are a breakfast genius! You always come up with such cute+delicious breakfast ideas 🙂

  • Richelle January 23, 2011, 11:54 am

    Those banana rolls are making my mouth water!

  • Joanna @ Drizzle of Sunshine January 23, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Oo! Those look AMAZING!! We have a filipino dish sort of like that. We put plantains instead and a slice of jackfruit. Then we glaze it in a pan. Sweet holy eggrolls! MMM

  • Joanna @ Drizzle of Sunshine January 23, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Oo! Those look AMAZING!! We have a filipino dish sort of like that. We put plantains instead and a slice of jackfruit. Then we glaze it in a pan. Sweet holy eggrolls! MMM

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 23, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Genius idea!!!

  • Kara January 23, 2011, 3:07 pm

    Maybe your next fitness challenge will be adventure racing! Anything that involves running through the woods and kayaking on rivers has to be fun. I think you need to know how to use a compass, so that would be the main challenge 🙂

  • Ffion @ Chocolate and Raspberiies January 23, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Those sweet rolls look so yummy!
    I’v not seen Last Woman Standing, but I’v seen the male version, it always seems pretty intense! I was above that it was aired in 2007, so I’ll have to see if they have it on the BBC iPlayer website.

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