Today we ate:
- Breakfast: Blueberry smoothies for Dad and LP and then cream of wheat for everyone – including a very messy baby IP!
- Mom had a muffin and tea while working at a coffee shop
- Lunch: Boloco burritos!
- Dinner: Potato Chili Gratin from Vegan Planet
- Mom and Dad had some brownies for dessert
Today we needed some more groceries so we spent the following:
- $5.00 for Mom’s coffee shop trip
Monday Munchies: Recipe of the Week
Last week we had sushi not once by twice! When the G-man and I lived in Berkeley, CA we at sushi a lot. While we did develop a taste for sashimi (which now seems a little gross to me) our first love was always California rolls. When I dropped fish from my diet (the last thing to go) I found the Post Punk Kitchen vegan nori roll recipe and fell in love. Below is my only slightly adapted version!
Spicy Tempeh Nori Rolls
- 2 cups of sushi rice, cooked according to package directions, or check out this link for instructions for making sushi rice. Full disclosure: I use my rice cooker.
- 1 TB sugar
- 4 TB rice vinegar
- 6 sheets of toasted nori
- 8 oz tempeh
- 4 TB vegan mayonasie
- 1 tsp of siracha sauce (or less if you don’t like things too spicy)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 cucumber
- First, start the rice cooking in your rice cooker or on the stove. Then, cut the tempeh into cubes and let it steam for 10-15 minutes. While the tempeh is steaming slice the avocado and cucumber into matchstick-size pieces.
- TEMPEH: When the tempeh is done, put it into a bowl and add the vegan mayo. Mash it with a fork until all the tempeh cubes are mashed and the mayo is incorporated. Add in the siracha sauce and continue to mash until fully mixed in.
- RICE: one the rice is cooked, put it into a glass (or plastic) bowl. Use a rice paddle or large spoon to gently fold the rice vinegar and sugar into the rice. Cover and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Time to roll! I’m not going to even to explain – instead, watch this video or find a similar one on you tube. For what it is worth I do have a bamboo mat and I can’t imagine rolling sushi rolls without it. However, I only put rice on about 1/2 of the nori when I make rolls to make it a bit more manageable for LP.