Sweet Potato Nori Roll

I love purple sweet potatoes! I also really like nori sheets, so why not combine the two? Add a few little things, and BAM! You have a nice, filling, fresh, and colourful meal that you can customize to your liking (or to your fridge’s content)!

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Here is what you need for each roll:

  • 1 Nori sheet (I get my Nori sheets here because it is a lot less expensive than what I find locally)
  • 1/2 cup cooked mashed sweet potato (I used purple, but you can go with orange if you like)
  • 1/4 avocado in strips or mashed
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/3 cup flat parsley leaves
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds

Here is what you do:

  1. With your fingers or a wet spoon, spread the mashed potato on the nori sheet.
  2. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds
  3. Add the avocado, carrots, parsley and sprouts.
  4. Using your fingers, lift one side of the nori sheet while holding the fillings in and roll it up! You can use a little bit of water to glue the end of the paper. Press gently on the roll to help it stay in place (sushi roll style).
  5. Cut in half to serve.

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Since these rolls are pretty big and the mash I used was cold, I didn’t feel the need to use a rolling mat. The rolls were easy to make and so delicious! They are also very quick if you prepare the ingredients ahead of time. We ate this with some tamari sauce mixed with a little sriracha sauce, and it was amazingly good! I think tomato slices, cilantro, cucumber and kale could also make a great roll!

Let me know if you try it out and how you like it!

 

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Sushi Rice Dip, a recipe review

For a while now I have been addicted to Tasty’s recipe videos. I love their style, the way they edit, and the food the make always looks so good and easy to make. Not all their recipes are vegan, but they often are.

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This morning, I stumbled upon their Sushi Rice Dip video. I showed it to my boyfriend, and he said, ” This is our lunch!”

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Well, we were not disappointed!

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I did change a few things: I used 3 tablespoon of tamari, but no dark soy sauce. I added a tbsp of sesame oil, and switched the green onions for cilantro. I also toasted some nori sheets instead of using seaweed snacks, and used sushi vinegar to season the rice. I topped it off with some sesame seeds and wakame seaweed flakes. Yum!

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The result is a savoury, creamy, slightly caramelized mount of perfectly seasoned rice. The shiitake mushrooms bring a great flavour and texture. Their caramelized sauce is just to die for! This was also really fun to eat as you can make your own bite size rolls. I did make individual portions (which were a little bit too big) and we used spoons, but this is so cute! I love the surprise filling!

This was a true success, and we will keep it in mind for the next time we have friends over as it is delicious and quick to make. You must try it out too!

 

Sushi Momo: a restaurant review

 

Today, I went to school, had fun with my first class, and then… everything kind of dropped down from there. So, what do you do when life gives you lemons?

You go eat sushi, of course.

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We had tried to go to Sushi Momo (which is an all vegan sushi restaurant) once before, but we were unlucky enough to choose a day when they had an event booked. Sadness overload.

Tonight though we were really happy to be seated at one of their tiny table in their tiny, but cute restaurant.

We were greeted warmly and quickly served complementary edamame beans. Yum! We then ordered their “For 2 Formula” (44$).

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Soon a white miso soup came: not too salty, the broth was rich and soothing.

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After that, we had some gyoza to share. The dough was very crispy and not chewy, and the stuffing light and savory. Served with a spicy soy sauce, this was perfection!

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Then, to our great excitement, the sushi came! 25 pieces, all unique and with a special look to them. We were thoroughly impressed. The best was yet to come: full of flavours, texture and freshness, these are probably the most delicious sushi I have ever had. They really have nothing to envy to traditional fish sushi.

After all this, we each received a scoop of coconut chocolate ice-cream with a peanut butter center. Yummy!

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Over all, the sushi combinations are well-thought, creative and really well executed. The presentation is clean and simple, with a touch of sophistication. The service is quick and friendly. And really, these are the best sushi in town!

 

Sorry for the slightly yellow pictures. As this was a “let’s get out of here” outing, I had to rely on my phone. But I went back there and took better pictures you can see here