I hate sushi. Hate. How anyone can crave raw fish and seaweed really boggles my mind. I am probably going to get hate mail for saying that but I honestly could never understand it. I feel the same way about mushrooms and eggs. I found an alternative to sushi though. Have you ever tried rice paper wraps? Same deal, you just don’t feel like you’re eating leaves from the bottom of the ocean. Dean and I got crafty and made some some fancy rolls the other night.
The rice paper comes dry so you just have to soak it until it becomes flimsy, fill it with goodies and then wrap it burrito-style (except it is much smaller than a burrito). I filled mine with tempeh, carrots, cucumber, and spring mix. Dean added red peppers and chicken to his. I made the same honey peanut lime dressing that I posted here for us to use as a dipping sauce and it was absolutely delicious. I loved how versatile these were and am looking forward to making them again. Next time I think I will add avocado!
I went shopping with my mom, Dean, and Princeton (!) yesterday and found these TOMS that put a huge smile on my face.
Aren’t they beautiful? Colours and patterns make me so happy. My birthday is in exactly 22 days and if they don’t miraculously appear on my doorstep I might just have to go get them as a present to myself!
More happiness ensued when my mother went into Banana Republic and people in fancy outfits started coming up to us asking if we wanted wine (I don’t drink), mahi tuna (no thanks), roast beef (no thanks again), chocolate covered vanilla cake pops (heck yes but forgot to take a picture), and bite-sized lemon meringue pies (not even joking).
They were having some special event and I guess they thought food = happiness = customers spend more money. That theory didn’t work for us but we each got a couple of bite-sized treats and didn’t complain one bit. I think every store should feed their customers.
Do you like sushi?
Do you buy yourself presents on your birthday?