I’ve always wanted to make homemade sushi. I even bought this simple little sushi-rolling kitfor $4.50 last summer. But something held me back. Maybe it was the fact that I’m a complete klutz in the kitchen. Maybe it’s because on a patience scale of 1-10, I’m a 2. Maybe it was the thought of working with raw fish.
So my pretty little bamboo mat sat in a kitchen drawer waiting for me.
Last week I stumbled upon a Sushi-Making Tutorial at Penniless Parenting as I was checking out the delicious entries for Lunchbox Love at Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery. How cool would it be to open your lunchbox and find cute little sushi rolls handmade by you? And sushi can be so healthy when you start with ingredients like these.
Fresh mango, cucumber, cilantro, carrots, green onions
Avocado, hot red pepper, and the optional but oh so delicious organic cream cheese
I am not even going to attempt to teach you how to make sushi. But you can go to Penniless Parenting and read an amazing step-by-step sushi rolling tutorial complete with pictures and even watch a video if you’re still a little nervous.
I was so excited to give it a whirl after watching the video! Surely, I could do this.
(Even though my first roll had the mark of a newbie with the nori spiral, I’d call it a success!)
My next roll was even better than the first.
We thoroughly enjoyed this vegetarian sushi. But the magical touch that put it over the top was the spicy mayo. With two simple ingredients, I created a vegan spicy mayo that I’ll be making again and again.
Vegan Spicy Mayo
Use spicy mayo for sushi, sandwiches, wraps, or raw vegetables.
Are you ready to try something new? If I can do it, so can you.
Happy rolling, happy dipping, and happy Thanksgiving!
- Eden Organic Sushi Nori
- Joyce Chen Sushi Kit
- Lundberg Organic Sushi Short White Rice
- San-J Organic Gluten and Wheat Free Tamari Soy Sauce