October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and some blogger friends of mine with home businesses in Dubai are donating 10% of this month’s sales to a local charity in the Middle East. The funds will be used to educate women about breast cancer awareness and prevention.
To show my support, I bought some of my friend’s homemade Madras curry powder and decided to mix it into my mom’s Vietnamese spring roll recipe.
As soon as I opened my newly bought jar of Madras curry, I was instantly sniffing the heady aromas of all the spices – roasted whole and then ground to a course powder to create a special blend.
I had to make something with it right away and I wanted it to be something that I could share with others. Vietnamese spring rolls popped to mind as my mom and I would always make them for large gatherings and so the thought of making these rolls tend to illicit from me a feeling of festivity and socializing.
I have shared my mom’s spring roll recipe with my husband’s parents and we’ve even served it as hors d’oeuvres at his sister’s wedding reception which was held in a quaint little village in the south of France.
That year, my husband’s aunt battled breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Up until the days before the wedding, we were not sure if she would feel up to making the trip from the UK.
But the day before the wedding, we received good news that she was feeling well enough to join us. She really is such a strong, caring woman, a devoted mother, and an amazing entrepreneur. Fast forward two years and we are so happy that the cancer is still in remission and that she has recovered remarkably well.
For more information about the fundraising efforts or if you would like the Curry Chicken Spring Roll recipe, please visit ginger and scotch.