After deciding to move over to a vegetarian diet about three months ago, the only thing I have really craved a few times - is fish, and seafood in general... But then... then I came across a beautiful recipe for sushi, and it was vegan!
Before this, I didn't even know you could eat cauliflower, but it turns out that it is no pro-ble-mo! And with the tahini and lime juice, you get this "sticky rice" texture, perfect when rolling up some sushi!
I didn't have carrots, so I left that out, but it doesn't matter. Should you have some at hand though, do feel free to add them for some extra crunch!
It must be said - my sushi-rolling skills could be improved upon...quite...a bit, sigh!
Deliciously Vegan Sushi
For the "rice"
1/2 head cauliflower, grated or processed
2 tbsp tahini
Juice of 1 lime
Good pinch of salt
For the filling:
1 carrot, sliced into thin ribbons
1/2 small mango, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 spring onions, finely chopped
3-4 nori sheets
For the sauce:
Juice of 1/2 orange
2 tbsp almond or cashew butter
A good pinch of salt
- Start by making the rice: Grate the cauliflower on a grater, or process in a blender until it has a "ricy" texture, stir in tahini, lime and salt and set aside.
- Then, prepare all the vegetables and the mango, and lay out so that you have a somewhat organised work station.
- Place one nori sheet at a time at a sushi mat, fill half the sheet with a layer of the cauliflower rice, and in the middle of that, place some of the veggies and mango in a nice even line. Wrap up as tightly as you can, then wet your hand with some water and brush the edge of the nori-sheet, to allow it to seal properly. Repeat until there is no more rice or filling left.
- Now, use a sharp knife and cut inch-thick pieces of the vegan rolls, so you end up with a lovely plate of fresh makis.
- Last step! Simply squeeze orange juice and mix in the almond/cashew butter and salt until you have a lovely dip.
Serve up the sushi, and spoon over the dressing, and tuck in! These were gone in a flash! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
So after having had a week and a half's holiday (dang, that was nice!), and getting my 'Murican friend addicted to Irn Bru amongst other Scottish things, things are now back to the way they were before, except - my camera is messing up... WHAT is that all about? For some reason it is refusing for me to transfer photos on to my laptop... So if I go a little quiet, that is probably the reason.
Also, yesterday I was lucky enough to have a friend over who'd asked if I could teach him how to cook up some vegan food! That was a lot of fun, and we made a lot of stuff!
As a starter, we had homemade classic hummous, with falafels with zingy guacamole and pita bread.
(Give a man hummous and he will be full for a day, teach a man to make hummous, and he'll never be hungry again! ...or something along those lines *smiles*).
Then, we veganified the 20-minute Dreamy Satay, and served it on a bed of fragrant, fluffy basmati rice.
For dessert, ve had yogi yogi chai tea and some homemade chocolates (close to this) and it was a success!
Time spent with friends, catching up, cooking and sharing a meal - there is something magical about that....
Naturlig Godt! p. 18