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?
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