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!

 

Easy Toast Snack

Usually, when I’m looking for a quick snack I turn to avocado toast. There’s no need for me to go into the awesomeness of avocado toasts. If you haven’t tried them out, you simply have to. Today. Now!

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This being said, sometimes you get to a point in life when your bag of avocados is watching you, or rather teasing you with its unripe potential. What do you do then?

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Well, you use your imagination! A friend gave me a bottle of Oliv chocolate raspberry balsamic vinegar. I often look at this bottle and wonder how to use it, but I decided to give it a try. Bazinga! What rich, yet simple, flavours!

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Here is what you need:

  • Toast (I used buckwheat and chia seed bread)
  • Peanut butter
  • Tomato slices
  • parley, basil or cilantro
  • balsamic vinegar reduction
  • (I think you don’t need instructions as to how to assemble these)

These toasts are really tasty, simple, quick to make and are packed with refreshing and authentic flavours.

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They really don’t have anything to envy to avocado toasts. So next time your avocados are teasing you, give this a try!