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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, sushi making fun


I am once again linking up with Jenn at Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday. Jenn's theme for August (yes, it's already August!) is Summer Staples.

A staple for this vegetarian family in summer is barbecued veggie burgers. We had such a dinner this week, along with potatoes, portobello mushrooms and salad.


A staple for us all year round is tacos. This week, I put refried beans, salsa, guacamole and diced sautéed portobello mushrooms in mine. I had broccoli and rapini on the side.


We took the kids to the Art Gallery of Ontario one day. To save money, we brought our own peanut butter sandwiches, fruit and popcorn for lunch.


And now for the sushi making fun. My husband and I have been talking about making our own sushi for years now. I even bought him a sushi book one time...hint, hint. But, we didn't try it until yesterday. We bought the supplies (sushi mat, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sticky rice, Nori) and watched a couple of YouTube videos about rolling maki sushi. They make it look so easy!


For toppings, we went with carrots, cucumber, orange pepper slices and avocado.



Here is my first set of maki sushi. Okay, this is my second. The first roll didn't stick together and I ate it like a hand roll while standing at the counter. The book said to cut the sheet of Nori in half, but we found that size sheet difficult to work with. So, we went with a full sheet after that.


After my husband and I "perfected" (ha) the art, we invited the kids to help.


They LOVED it. They kept saying how much fun it was.



Here is our finished platter of (slightly imperfect) maki sushi. Quite fresh and tasty. And more inexpensive than a sushi restaurant.

Do you make your own sushi?

I am excited to report that I have 99 GFC followers. Will you be my 100th...please? (Thanks Carolyn for being my 100th...yay!)

Not to be too pushy, but would you consider following my blog with Bloglovin' too? It's my favourite way to follow blogs, because you get a daily email summary of new posts and you can pick and choose what you want to read.

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've always been to scared to try at home- plus my husband only like the raw fish kind (blech). Yours look so good!

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    1. I think that now that we have tried it, and gotten over the fear, we will probably do it regularly.

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  2. Oh yay!! We make sushi alot-- so much fun & the Things love it {Thing 2 can eat a mind boggling amount of California rolls-- seriously staggering lol}

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    1. I can imagine. My son is 10 and he already eats A LOT. Can't wait to feed teenagers! ;)

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  3. Oh! That does look fun! I just moved to southwestern Montana and I’m desperately missing my East Coast sushi! Might have to try this myself - though my boyfriend hates sushi.

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    1. He might change his mind. I never used to like it and now I'm addicted!

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  4. SO COOL! Love that you did at home sushi!

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to do it again, and try some more fillings. :)

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  5. Wow, I'm impressed. It seemed so intimidating that it seemed easier to just pay someone to do it. Yours came out great!
    Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

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  6. So much fun! I think you've inspired me to try this!

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  7. oooohhh my favorite! i LOVE sushi :) especially california maki ;) i add mango strips in mine or spread a line of mayonnaise in the middle YUMMM!!! i havent tried taco but will defo try it now ;) thanks for a brilliant idea jo!

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  8. I LOVE making sushi! Theres something so exciting about filling nori up with delicious goodness and rolling away, yum! Your photos are always so colourful! xx

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  9. Yum! I've never made sushi but now I want some! You guys did a great job.

    I haven't used bloglovin', can you see if anyone is following you with it or is it just an unknown? Congrats on 99 followers!

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    1. Your blog is on Bloglovin' and I'm one of your 17 happy followers!

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  10. Making sushi at home is the best! I sometimes mix it up and use quinoa instead of rice. Great, now I'm craving sushi! :)

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    1. I like the idea of quinoa too! Thanks.

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  11. Awesome!
    We love making sushi also - I was just thinking about that today (while eating sushi) that I still have not posted my pictures ;)
    xoxo

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    1. I would love to see what kind of sushi you make!

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  12. ps. following you on Bloglovin ~ follow me too ;)
    And are you on facebook missy? It's about time to set that up too ;) xoxo

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    1. I have been following you on Bloglovin' honey! :) It's kind of funny that you can't tell who is following you, huh? Unless I am missing an area where you see that????

      Do you think Facebook is worthwhile?

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  13. Making sushi with my family would be like a dream come true! I wish I could get the others into it, but they'd rather just order take out. You're such a good (patient) mamma. :)

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    1. The kids might not agree that I am patient, especially when sharing the kitchen. But I'm trying. ;)

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