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Detox Meal

July 16, 2008

My mom is here in order to detox from some serious drugs…caffeine & sugar! She’s a pretty hardcore coffee person, and wants to feel her best, so she’s kicking it for good. I made her this sushi, since it’s super healthy & seems like “spa food” or something.

Sushi rice is normally made with sugar, but I used some agave nectar in its place, compensating for the extra moisture by leaving out some of the cooking water. It worked out well! These rolls contain organic avocado, cucumber, green onions, carrots, & toasted black sesame seeds.

It’s been hard to blog lately, with all the running around & whatnot, but I’ll try to take some more food shots here & there. Tonight I’m planning on making mock crab cakes, so if the lighting is semi-okay, I’ll post something.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2008 2:07 pm

    Those look gorgeous–love the little flecks of sesame seeds. And do post the crab cakes–your readers want to know! 😉

  2. July 16, 2008 3:00 pm

    I love sushi and love attempting to reduce as much sugar as I can since I have a huge sweet-tooth! Post the recipe using the nectar instead of sugar…please!! Or at the very least, some ratios..

  3. July 16, 2008 5:54 pm

    Very impressive! I’ve never made sushi. What a nice daughter you are to help your mom “detox”.

  4. July 17, 2008 2:02 am

    Wow your sushi looks awesome. I’ve always been too intimidated to try making my own!!

  5. July 17, 2008 11:36 am

    These look so very perfect. And healthy. I love vegan sushi.

  6. July 17, 2008 2:55 pm

    Ricki—I posted it!

    Sara—I just sort of guessed the amounts, but I think they were:

    *1 1/2 cups sushi rice, rinsed & drained
    *1 1/2 plus 2-4 tablespoons water

    *3 tablespoons rice vinegar
    *2-3 tablespoons agave
    *1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt

    Hope this helps out a bit! Next time, I’ll be more mindful of measurements.

    Sal—It’s much easier than you’d think! My biggest tip is to use a sharp, non-serrated knife. I don’t even use the rolling mat or anything fancy.

    Vaishali—Thank you very much!

  7. July 18, 2008 8:10 am

    ill have to try agave in my sushi. great idea!

  8. July 21, 2008 1:10 pm

    I made sushi over the weekend using the agave nectar – and it worked beautifully!!!! I used 2 TBSP of agave for 1.5 C of sushi rice…thanks for the genius idea! It makes me want to go an revamp old recipes using agave instead of sugar. I feel a quest coming on…

  9. July 22, 2008 6:35 pm

    stephanie—I hope you try it out soon!

    Sara—AWESOME! I’m glad it worked out for ya!


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