View Full Version : Loving raw food alternative recipes! Sushi!
03-12-2009, 10:08 PM
A few days ago I saw a recipe for vegan sushi california rolls. I have been craving them and imagining how good they would taste and not feel guilty for eating rice! I went to the organic store and after about an hour of looking down every isle so I knew how much raw food they had I went home to make them. I have never worked so hard to make 3 full nori rolls lol my gosh i am tired. But sitting down to eat them and going wow, they actually taste just like california rolls, except crunchy which was cool!
I used parsnips, macademia and pine nuts for the sushi rice with a date because i didn't have agave, and it was neat having intermittent sweet bits in the flavour. I had matchsticks of zuchini carrot and cucumber marinated in braggs and apple cider vinegar and lime juice. I don't have a real foodprocesser and i didn't want to kill my vitamix with the small amount so i used a hand crank food processor. It took a bit of effort but hey i got some exercise doing it too haha.. I only had about 8 for dinner and i picked up some tirawmisu a new local restaurant? is selling at the store and ive never had real tiramisu but this was freakin good, just like real dessert anyways. So I had a few spoonfuls, I want to save it for later. I am so excited there is a raw food restaurant in town, but i have yet to find out if they are open or just selling to health food stores so far. :) There's a definite lack of them in Alberta let me tell you, especially when Calgary is known as "Cow town" and for it's beef! yuck
03-12-2009, 10:53 PM
do please share the recipe if you can. That sound delicious
03-12-2009, 11:30 PM
I crave sushi every day.
I broke down and ordered Alissa's book and I think I saw that there is a sushi recipe in there. I hope so....I really miss that stuff.
03-13-2009, 01:39 AM
I mixed an avocado with a bit of miso, spread it on a nori sheet, and topped it with thinly sliced carrots and clover sprouts. Rolled it up...
It wasn't bad. it wasn't sushi, but it wasn't bad..
03-13-2009, 05:58 AM
I am Happy it was worth all the work. Soon you will develope short cuts and things will go faster. IN JOY your Journey.
03-13-2009, 09:57 AM
This is the recipe, i used most of a huge parsnip, lime juice cuz i didn't want to open a new lemon, braggs for the rice and a date because i have no agave, for the veggies i don't like peppers so i left it out, and didn't have scallions or celery, and couldn't find raw black sesame seeds so i ommitted those. You can only put so many little matchsticks in the rolls, so i found zuchini, cucumber and carrot gave it a good marinated crush i was pleased. Also the chopped up date pices in the rice gave it a neat savoury and sweet flavour, i liked it.
The Perfect "Rice"
1 and 3/4 cups peeled fresh parsnips
3 tbs. mac nuts
3 tbs. pine nuts
1 tbs. flax or hemp seed oil
1 1/2 tbs. agave nectar
2 tbs. lemon juice
1-2 pinches celtic sea salt
1 tbs. raw soy sauce or south river miso
Process in the food processor until rice-like. Set aside.
Marinated Veggies for Sushi
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-by-3-inch matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-by-3-inch matchsticks
1 stalk celery, strings removed, cut into 1/4-inch-by-3-inch matchsticks
1 scallion, white and pale-green parts, cut into 1/4-inch-by-3-inch matchsticks
1 cucumber cut into 1/4-inch-by-3-inch matchsticks
1 yellow zucchini cut into 1/4-inch-by-3-inch matchsticks
Marinate everything for 1-2 hrs. in
3 tbs. sesame oil
1 tbs. black sesame seeds
1 tbs. raw soy sauce or 2 pinches of salt
2 tbs. lemon juice
Keep in the fridge until read to use.
1 avocado julienned
1/2 cup sprouts (ginger sprouts are yummy, alfalfa sprouts, sunflower sprouts, etc..)
Combine fresh mustard green juice with fresh horseradish puree
10 Steps to Making Sushi
Step 1: Take a sheet of nori and place it onto a clean smooth surface.
Step 2: Spread 2-3 tbs. of the rice mixture on to 1/4th of the nori sheet.
Step 3: Make a little indent and put 1-2 tbs. of the marinated veggies on top.
Step 4: Top that with a few pieces of the julienned avocado.
Step 5: Take 2 pinches of the sprouts and place it on the avocado and the rice.
Step 6: Get a mini spray bottle or a pastry brush with a bit of water with a pinch of sea salt, and brush the top part of the sushi.
Step 7: Roll it up! You can roll the sushi with a sushi mat or use your fingers. I li ke to use my fingers. Use your thumbs and fingers and roll it up, when rolling, tighten the roll everytime.
Step 8: Let the roll sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
Step 9: Using a serrated knife cut the nori roll into 5-6 equal parts. Use a see-saw motion with a serrated knife to make it a perfect smooth cut.
Step 10: Place nori rolls on a platter and garnish with garlic chives, edible flowers, sesame seeds. Serve with freshly grated wasabi and raw soy sauce.
I made enough so i could have it again today, seriously i destroyed my kitchen with all the pieces to my hand processor and vegetable slicer. It really does help to let them sit in the fridge so the seam can dry and then you can cut them perfectly, something i was unaware of when i made the original kind last year. mmm nori mush lol
03-13-2009, 12:46 PM
mash avocado with chili paste (red chili, garlic, lemongrass, thai ginger, onion, salt, kaffir lime, corriander and pepper).
add a splash of brown rice vinegar, sesame oil and black sesame seeds.
i also added red pepper flakes and few sprinkles sea salt.
roll in nori.
i suppose you could start with cauliflower rice and add finely chopped veggies.
i simply rolled the avo mixture in nori and it was really good!
03-13-2009, 03:36 PM
I have extra to make some more tonight for dinner. I am excited. I figure with all the nuts and oils i will try to eat them on days when i only have fruit for breakfast and lunch, like today. I still have some weight that should come off before indulging in too many nut recipes!
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