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nov/dec 2016

lessons for kids

TIPS, printable & kidpreneurs real stories

life-saving gifts, special needs, family recipe + more


18. inspire: kidpreneurs

8. TIPS: money lessons all kids should know 26. gift ideas: lifechanging gifts

12. fatherhood: Do your kids think money grows on trees? 17. PRINTABLE: play money

28. leadership: Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Leading Teens


32. special needs: Struggling to Find the Christmas Cheer?

35. subscribe

36. cook: spring rolls

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from the editor Can you believe that it is almost the end of the year? We hope that you have been enjoying reading and getting valuable insights from all the articles in Kids Nation magazine. Recently I was given a book written by Bill Pollard, titled "The Tide of Life". In one of the chapters, Bill shared a story about his granddaughter Abby, who gave up her Christmas gift to some needy families. “I decided to do this because I got everything I needed at Christmas and I wanted to share the money with others.” Being content with what we have and being wise with money are skills that need to be nurtured since early age. The theme of this edition is about "Money lessons for kids."

We have 3 experts – Nikki Bush (South Africa), Robin Taub (Canada) and Nqobile Moyo (Australia) sharing great lessons about money that all kids should know. Ken Canfield shares five basic abilities in relation to money that kids should learn. Andreja Vučajnk has created great play money printables, which your kids can use to play pretend shops, etc. Don’t forget to also check out Life-saving gift ideas and Desi Trisnawati’s spring roll recipe (now comes with a how-to video!). Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.

xo, Mia


this edition’s contributors:

MIA SETYAWAN AUSTRALIA EDITOR & FOUNDER of KIDS NATION MAG kidsnationmag.com Mia is a mother of two boys and a business owner from Australia. She owns an award winning graphic design studio and print + stationery online shop. She also writes a lifestyle blog and volunteers at a local children program.

ELLEN STUMBO UNITED STATES WRITER & FOUNDER OF DISABILITY MATTERS ELLENSTUMBO.COM Ellen Stumbo writes and speaks with gritty honesty and openness. Ellen’s writing has appeared on Focus on the Family, LifeWay, MomSense, Not Alone, Mamapedia and the Huffington Post. Ellen blogs at ellenstumbo.com and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

dr. Tim Elmore united states founder & president of growing leaders growingleaders. com Tim is an international speaker, founder and president of Growing Leaders, an organization equipping today's young people to become the leaders of tomorrow. He is best-selling author of more than 30 books, including Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future and the Habitudes® series.

Desi Trisnawati INDONESIA food artist & chef consultant inspirational-chef. com Desi is the winner of Masterchef Indonesia 2012 and the first female Masterchef Indonesia. She is the author of 20 Fun Recipes of Strong Heart and creator of the Indonesia's first culinary board game Cooking with Inspirational Chef Desi.

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this edition’s contributors:

Ken R. Canfield PhD UNITED STATES FOUNDER grands matter grandsmatter.org Ken R. Canfield PhD., is a nationally known leader and scholar who has committed his life to strengthening fathers, families and grandparents. He founded the National Center for Fathering in 1990 and most recently the National Center for Grandparenting.

andreja vuÄŒajnk slovenia founder of itsy bitsy fun www.itsybitsyfun. com Andreja is the creator of Itsy Bitsy Fun, a website that provides tons of free resources for kids such as educational worksheets, games, activities and craft projects. Connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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nikki bush south africa creative parenting expert, speaker & author www.nikkibush.com Creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush, is a sought after speaker and is the co-author of three best-selling books, Future-proof Your Child, Easy Answers to Awkward Questions and Tech-Savvy Parenting. She brings perspective, common sense and creativity to parenting.

Winnifred Selby ghana co-founder ghanabamboobikes. org A 2015 World of Children Honoree Winnifred Selby is a multi-talented young lady who has been dedicating her life to the economic empowerment of young people in her community. She is also the President of the EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative a charitable project dedicated to promote education in Ghana.


this edition’s contributors:

robin taub canada financial literacy consultant, speaker & author robintaub.com Robin Taub is a financial literacy consultant, professional speaker, blogger, media spokesperson, and best-selling author of A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids. Robin is Chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Women’s Leadership Council and a mother of two university age children. Remmi Smith united states founder & CEO of cook time with remmi cooktimewithremmi. com Remmi is the Founder of Cook Time with Remmi. She hosted her own cooking show The Culinary Kid. She is Sodexo's National Ambassador for Health and Wellness; and the recent winner of the Inc. Magazine/Cox pitch contest for her product Chef Club Box. She recently appeared on Food Network and is the author of Addy Award winning Global Cooking for Kids.

NQOBILE MOYO Australia director of gpm advisors gpmadvisors.com. au Nqobile Moyo is Director and Adviser at GPM Advisors, a Melbourne-based financial planning practice. With over 10 years of Accounting, Banking and personal financial advice to Australians and Offshore Expats in the Middle East. We aim to assist clients live a money-confident life.

brandon & sebastian martinez united states founders of are you kidding® areyoukidding.net Brandon and Sebastian are the founders of Are You Kidding®. Sebastian is the CEO and designer, whereas Brandon is the Director of Sales. They design and sell their own line of kids and adult socks. They also use their socks to help raise funds and awareness for local and national charities.

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tips

money lessons all kids should know COMPILED BY: MIA SETYAWAN

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photo: nikki bush

“Teach your kids to make money grow.� — nikki bush

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hen it comes to money and kids there is one fundamental lesson most of us fail to teach our children, and that is how to make money grow which, in turn, creates wealth. Money saved and invested over a long period of time will attract compound interest versus money that is just stored in a piggy bank or a basic savings account. The magic of compounding should be taught at home and at school at the same time as children are learning how to make plants grow. Compound interest is interest that grows on itself. There is magic in this and we need to ensure our children are touched by this magic if they are to learn the fundamental lesson of wealth creation from an early age. Helping our children to learn how to save, invest and grow their money will not only build their self-worth but ultimately their net worth, laying the foundations for creating their own financial freedom one day. This is another way to future-proof our children. Start now!

nikki bush south africa creative parenting expert, speaker & author www.nikkibush.com

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photo: robin taub

"pay yourself first!" — robin taub

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ne of the most important money lesson to teach your kids is to “pay yourself first” which forces you to live within your means and save. Whenever any money comes in, whether from an allowance, cash gifts for holidays or birthdays, or money they earn, encourage your kids to take some off the top, put it into savings, and learn to live on less. Because habits, both good and bad, start early. With older children who may be getting a regular paycheque, take the self-discipline out of the process by automating their savings – setting up a regular, automatic transfer from a chequing to a savings account.

robin taub canada financial literacy consultant, speaker & author robintaub.com


photo: gpm advisors

"We are all born financially equal." — nqobile moyo

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veryone is born with zero knowledge about money. Your financial future therefore depends on you.

A good foundation in basic mathematics and talking about money to family and friends and starting to read books or play money games at a young age is a useful start to building your financial knowledge. In my observation of financially successful clients/ acquaintances the common theme is that talking about money in the household is as normal as talking about the weather. Secondly money lessons are introduced at any age as most school curriculum will not go in depth into daily money habits that are pivotal to building long term financial success.

NQOBILE MOYO Australia director of gpm advisors gpmadvisors.com.au

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fatherhood

Do your kids think money grows on trees? by: Ken R. Canfield PhD 12


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Before your kids are gainfully employed, it may not seem vital to teach them about money. But, all you have to do is think about how our society seems to revolve around money and you realize that you can never start too early.

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f you want to save your children from the agony of worshipping the almighty dollar, you’ll want to begin early to put money in the proper perspective. Instead of simply giving your children a weekly allowance and then letting them try to figure out good stewardship on their own, teach them the basic principles you want them to value. Marriages crumble from the pressures of aggressive bill collectors or they split because spouses can’t agree on what to do with their money. We need to talk with our children about money and model the right attitude about it. Our goal is not to scare them — but to help them gain a positive outlook about money, and to teach them healthy management habits. Your children need to learn five basic abilities in relation to money: They are to earn diligently, spend wisely, save consistently, give cheerfully, and receive graciously. Earning money gives your child a sense of worth. Even young children need to know they can make a valuable contribution. They have marketable talents. Even if the current market is only in your kitchen or backyard. Help your children know the satisfaction of earning their keep and help them realize that nothing is free except God’s grace. 13


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Second, one of the greatest delights for a child — and for many adults I know — is to spend money. But we need to make that connection between earning and spending. Earning it yourself makes spending it more enjoyable. And when it’s their money, they get the final call on what they purchase. It’s amazing how fast kids learn the difference between a wise investment and a waste of money when they’re spending their own hard-earned dollars. Of course, on our list is saving. Consistently saving money — even if it’s just putting away a little bit each month. My kids love to examine their bank books. They marvel at how their accounts have grown as a result of their modest, but consistent savings plan.

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If your child learns to save something each time he gets some money, he has learned a valuable lesson — and, I might add, a lesson which many in this generation have lost. Give cheerfully. One day years ago, my son Joel came and asked for money to see a movie. My immediate response was the dreaded teaching mode. He’d have to learn to budget his allowance like everyone else.

“Joel,” I said, “I already gave you your allowance this week. What happened to that?” “I put it into the offering at church,” he said. “All of it?” “Yeah, all of it,” he said. You know what I did next? I gave him the money for the movie — plus some extra for popcorn. What father can refuse to reinforce a generous child? It only makes me eager to give more and more.


Finally, teach your children to receive graciously. Just as earning has a direct connection to spending, our joy in giving is multiplied because we know the pleasure of receiving. For some of us, receiving is uncomfortable because we don’t like to show our needs or weaknesses.

But our children need to learn that using the phrase “Thank you� demonstrates strength, not weakness. After all, receiving a gift means someone considers you important enough to give it to you.

The National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com) is a national nonprofit organization that offers innovative tools and resources that inspire and equip fathers to be more involved with their children in order to give each child a better future and to create a positive fathering legacy.

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PRINTABLE

Printable Play Money for Kids BY: andreja vuÄŒajnk These printables are perfect for helping kids understand the value of money and have lots of fun while doing so. kids can use These realistic yet super simplified play money, in their pretend shop and other establishments and learn about numbers and value of money.

Click on the black circle below, download the printable, print it and you're ready to play!

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photo: are you kiddingÂŽ

inspire

Kidpreneurs compiled BY: mia setyawan

brothers Brandon and Sebastian martinez started are you kidding?ÂŽ, their own line of kids and adult socks when they were 7 & 5 years old.

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Brandon Martinez (Director of Sales) & Sebastian Martinez (CEO) Age: Brandon (10) & Sebastian (8) Country: USA Are You Kidding?ÂŽ

photo: are you kiddingÂŽ

areyoukidding.net

How old were you when you started your business?

Hardest thing to do:

Brandon 7 / Sebastian 5

Balance being a kid and having your own business.

What sparked the idea?

Greatest achievement:

From Sebastian:

We received a commendation from our Mayor of the City of Miami for all the work we have done to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.

My mom knew how much I loved socks. Since my grandma worked at a retail store she would always buy me cool socks. One day my mom asked me if I wanted to design my own socks and of course I said yes. I drew out several designs and from there she found a manufacturing company to create our samples and 1 year later we had an entire inventory of cool funky socks. Most important lesson you've learnt in your journey as a kid-preneur: Nothing comes easy!

Best advice you have received and who it's from: My mom always says to talk to people as if they are your friends because if they are your friend they will trust you and if they trust you they will buy from you. Tips for budding entrepreneurs: Never let anyone tell you you are too young to start a business! 19


photo: cook time with remmi

Remmi Smith Age: 16 Country: USA Cook Time with Remmi cooktimewithremmi.com

How old were you when you started your business? I started when I was just 9 years old. What sparked the idea? I've always had a passion for food and I've been in the kitchen since I was 4; however at that age, I was eating everything. Then, my mom started teaching me how to cook and I fell in love with it. I was 7 when I made my first full meal. The idea for the show came from my brother. He suggested we do a little show teaching kids how to cook. So we did. Most important lesson you've learnt in your journey as a kid-preneur: The most important lesson I know is to be confident and knowledgable in what I'm doing. Even when I don't know the answer, I am determined to find it. Hardest thing to do: The hardest thing, personally, is finding that "sweet spot" to balance work, life, and school. I'm not sure I've found the perfect mix yet, but I think I'm pretty close.

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Chef Club Box

Greatest achievement: My greatest achievement has been with my new product, Chef Club Box. The product is a monthly subscription of healthy snacks aimed at kids and delivered to your door monthly. I competed in a pitch contest sponsored by Inc. Magazine and Cox Business. With my business idea I competed with 70 adults and won the whole competition. Kid/teen entrepreneurs are not always taken seriously as having viable businesses. This win gave me confidence and to a certain extent validated I was on to a good idea. I was taken seriously and that was important to me. Best advice you have received and who it's from: The best advice I've received, actually pretty recently, was from Weston Bergman owner of BetaBlox which is an accelerator / incubator program I applied for and now have the opportunity to be part of. Their motto has always been to go out and do stuff. Don't stall in the thought process and ideation because the best way to learn what really works is to do it and find out. Tips for budding entrepreneurs: One of the best tips I can give is to go out and talk to people - about your business idea, for advice, for mentorship, for support. Networking skills are extremely important as an entrepreneur (and in life), so the sooner you can work on those skills and really try to get them right, the better.

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photo: winnifred selby / elle south africa

Winnifred Kyei Selby
 Age:21 Country: Ghana Ghana Bamboo Bikes ghanabamboobikes.org

How old were you when you started your business? I co-founded Ghana Bamboo Bikes with my school friends Bernice Dapaah and Kwame Kyei, when I was 15 years old. What sparked the idea? It was when we realized that bicycles imported to Ghana were very expensive for the rural folks who lived on less than $1 a day. Designs had not improved in decades and were appropriate only for personal transport on good road conditions. We also found out that there were abundant bamboo found all over Ghana which could serve as a very good material to manufacture multi-purpose bikes suitable for the local needs.

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Tips for budding entrepreneurs:

Most important lesson you've learnt in your journey as a kid-preneur: Never say no even when things take a nosedive. Hardest thing to do: Managing time. Greatest achievement: Apart from winning 12 international awards, the initiative has created direct employment opportunities for 35 rural dwellers. Each of them represents a household with an average of 5. The initiave has a knock-on effect on the lives of 175 people. Best advice you have received and who it's from: If you want to be successful in everything, put God first and work hard, God will surely reward your efforts with success. This was from my beloved father Kwaku Kyei.

Firstly, you should have a very clear direction of where you want to be and see entrepreneurship as a calling and not as a last resort; especially if you have been looking for employment in the formal sector and cannot find one. Secondly you should invest in businesses that you are familiar with. You should not start or enter into a business just because the money is great there. It will be a recipe for disaster for you if you do that. Last but not least, you should know that no good thing can be achieved instantly. Rome was not built in a day. Likewise, along the line you might fail. When that happens, do not be discouraged but learn from your failure and appreciate the fact that success is a journey wrought with a lot of challenges. Many failed numerous times but they never gave up. Successful people are able to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and carry on trying. Very successful business people such as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney and Richard Branson have failed, sometimes more than once, but they never gave up and went on to become very successful entrepreneurs. 23


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gift ideas

life-changing gifts COMPILED BY: MIA SETYAWAN

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four fruit trees save the children > Fruit trees are great for the environment and for their fruit. In places like China, Save the Children provides tree saplings to families. The harvest of four trees yields enough fruit to pay for a child to go to school for a whole term.

water wells for 4 schools < ryan's well The School Challenge offers an exciting and unique opportunity for young people of any age to get involved and create positive change in the world. Every child deserves an education, and clean water can help achieve that!

Medical Exam Station < operation smile Your gift will provide everything a doctor needs to examine patients before surgery such as tongue depressors, a stethoscope, thermometers, weighing scales and more. With your purchase, you will also receive an embroidered Cambodian Coin Purse.


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leadership

Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Leading Teens by: dr. Tim Elmore

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This past month, I was encouraged and entertained by teenagers who symbolized two completely different perspectives on life. I thought you’d enjoy them too, and perhaps learn what they teach us about adolescents today.

Case Study One: Can You Post a Better Photo?

Our culture unwittingly tells us: looking good is more important than doing good.

An 18-year-old girl who had escaped from an Australian correctional center responded to police after her mug shot was posted on Facebook. Did she turn herself in? Did she confess to what she’d done? Was she ready to come clean?

Case Study Two: Can We Have a Job?

Nope. She simply wanted them to use a better photo of her on-line. Yep, she did. She asked them to please use a prettier picture of her and even provided one for them to use. When Amy Sharp had escaped from Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex on August 19th, police immediately posted mug shots of her, so people in the community could be on the lookout for her. That’s when Amy saw the photos and felt she didn’t look good enough. It wasn’t the kind of representation she was hoping for. So she sent them a better picture. Perhaps it was a selfie, who knows? Too often, Amy represents a population of teens who’ve bought into society’s values: style over substance. I’m sorry, Amy, but isn’t the mug shot the least of your worries? When did image become more important than integrity?

Four young teens approached Zsa Zsa Heard, who works at the La Grange Housing Authority (in Georgia), and asked if she knew of any jobs they could do this summer. When Ms. Heard asked them why they wanted to work, she assumed they wanted to make a few extra bucks. They told her, however, that gang members were approaching them all the time, wanting them to join. They knew that would lead to trouble. So, they wanted to find work — to keep them out of trouble. She hired all four of them on the spot. The four teens, Dennis, Dylik, Jalen and Deion began working in construction, helping in the community garden, passing out mail and tending the chicken coup. And it’s paid off. Not only have they done what they’ve been asked to do, they’re now catching a vision for their future careers, after learning about construction and livestock.

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They want to do something that matters. They need opportunities and guidance, but they actually want to serve our community. What they need are adults (like Ms. Heard) who immediately spot their craving for meaning and productivity and satisfy it. She didn’t “give them something for nothing,” but she offered an opportunity to earn money as they used their gifts, time and energy. Where do they get these perspectives? Where do our young adults pick up their attitudes and paradigms? You already know, don’t you? It’s from the world around them. Amy Sharp was conditioned to be consumed with improving her social media presence, instead of correcting her behavior. Dennis, Dylik, Jalen and Deion somehow understood that gang membership is a dead end street, but job experience is a path that leads to a goal. At their fork in the road, they talked each other into stepping into the Housing Authority and seeking out jobs.

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Five questions we should ask ourselves as educators and parents

After Observing Your Students:

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What societal message do you see they’ve bought into? What opportunities could satisfy their need for growth and maturity? What incentives can you offer them to help them move in a healthy direction? What direction and wisdom will you provide for them? What one small step could send them in the right trajectory?

I love the story of the vacationers who visited an old village in Austria years ago. Upon meeting a local, the guests asked if any famous people had been born there. The local resident smiled and replied, “Nope, only babies.” He was right. Every kid begins as a clean slate. They are soft clay with which to be molded by artists. What they become has a lot to do with the perspective we have offered them growing up. Let’s get this right.

I wanted to share some exciting news - the release of a new book called, Marching Off the Map. It’s all about pioneering new territory our students desperately need us to explore to prepare them for the future. In short, it’s all about change. I just wanted to whet your appetite on the topic. Look for the book on our site in Spring of 2017. 31


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special needs

Struggling to Find the Christmas Cheer? BY: ellen stumbo

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There are so many grand expectations for Christmas, yet sometimes it feels as if the Christmas cheer has gone missing, doesn’t it? How do you participate in the merry and glad when you’re just trying to make it through the Holidays? You wish for the normal days to hurry up and come back.

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erhaps you’ve called yourself a Grinch. But you’re not, you’re probably exhausted, trying to hold it together for everyone, trying to make this a pleasant time for all the people that you feel depend on you. Perhaps you have a child sick in the hospital, or one who is easily overwhelmed by the Christmas Spirit which brings parties and music and lights. Too much. Too fast. Too loud. Friend take a deep breath, this is not what Christmas is about. God became flesh. Born without any parties or special decorations, but rather in a manger, in the still of the night. Christmas can happen in the silent night. When everyone is sleeping – even if only for a little while – dim the lights, stoke a fire, breathe in the Christmas tree, and if you do not have a tree light a candle. Breath in the stillness, the peace, the soft glow of the light. And no matter how messy or hard life has felt lately, know that in that moment you are not alone. The one we celebrate, Jesus, is waiting to meet with you. He is Emmanuel, God with us. God meeting you in the silence. He knows your pain, your struggles, your heartaches.

Let Him be a voice of peace to your weary soul. Let Him remind you that you are not alone, and when life is more than you can handle, He will carry you through. Let his everlasting light shine in the darkness, in the places where you feel broken. Speak to Him of your hopes and your fears. Of the trials and the dreams. This is Christmas. You and Him in the silent night. Let Him remind you that you matter. That you are doing a good job with your kids. That your resilience and determination do not go unnoticed. That the little things you do indeed matter a big deal. That when you keep going when you feel exhausted it’s a testimony of the beautiful person that you are. The person that loves and gives out of that love. Rest in Him knowing how precious you are to Him, how proud He is of you. So have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. Let your troubles fall at the feet of the One we celebrate during this time. Let His peace cover you. Sometimes a silent night turns out to be a Holy night. And that is the best Christmas of all. 33


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cook

spring rolls BY: desi trisnawati

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INGREDIENTS: 3 garlic cloves, sliced 5 shallots, sliced 1 egg 3/4 cup julienned carrots 1/2 cup wood ear mushrooms 1/2 cup bamboo shoots, sliced 3 tablespoons dried shrimps 3/4 cup green beans, thinly sliced, diagonally 1 cup rice vermicelli noodles 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

METHOD:

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1. Heat oil in a frying pan. Stir-fry garlic and shallots.

1 tablespoon stock powder (mushroom or chicken)

2. Add egg and stir until set. Stir fry carrots, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, dried shrimps and green beans until soft. Stir in pepper, stock powder, oyster sauce, chilli and a bit of water. Add rice vermicelli and mix together.

water

3. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.

1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon thinly sliced chilli

spring roll wrappers vegetable oil for deep frying Thai sweet chilli sauce, to serve

4. Place a wrapper on a flat surface with one corner pointing towards you. Place 1 tablespoon of filling into a corner of wrapper. Fold corner over filling, then pull the other corner to tighten the roll. Fold in the 2 sides like an envelope, then roll up. Dab edges with a little water and press down to seal. 5. Deep fry spring rolls in vegetable oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve with Thai sweet chilli sauce.

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