Scattered Sushi Salad

I got an amazing new cookbook, The Moosewood Restaurant Cooks for Health.  My mom gave me the original Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen for my 13th birthday (when I was a young vegetarian), and I have loved many of their healthy, tasty recipes since then (though I do eat meat now in moderation).  Last night, I decided to play wifey and make something for Ellen when she got home from work: Scattered Sushi Salad.  Picture a vegetarian sushi roll that has been exploded by a tiny stick of dynamite. Brown rice (healthier, and tastier too, in my opinion), shredded carrots, scallions, steamed broccoli,  sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar all tossed together and garnished with toasted sesame seeds, nori, and strips of egg.

The most fun part was toasting the nori (dried sheet of seaweed traditionally used to roll up sushi) over an open flame before crumbling it up.  It may have started on fire a couple of times, but I was like an eager child with an appetite for marshmallows and little patience to wait.  But this time, instead of caramelized sugar puff balls, I just couldn’t wait for that dried, flaky, green sheet of plant!

I may have put wifey #2 (which is Ellen- I am wifey #1, I guess, in this situation) to work a little.

The finished product.  See how nicely plating your food can be a healthier and more mindful way of eating v.s. chowing down x-amount of cottage cheese straight out of the tub while standing at the fridge with the door open looking for something else to inhale?

Ellen enjoys her last bite over and over while doing “The Molly Shovel.”  (Only the easiest way to clean your plate!)

3 thoughts on “Scattered Sushi Salad

  1. do you love hominy? black beans? frittata?
    well I do, and that’s why I LOVE the Moosewood Low-Fat Cookbook’s Hominy & Black Bean Frittata. It is deeeeelicious. I will try to remember to email you the recipe.

    Also the pineapple buttermilk sherbet… it tastes delicious like ice cream but is actually pretty healthy (+easy to make). Also my spaghetti squash lasagna which is approximately all I have been eating this week while bob is fighting fire in Texas. That’s way better than the 3 pounds of meatloaf he made right before leaving for the fires in Colorado a few weeks ago. blech. 3 lbs of meatloaf is just too much.

  2. I just watched Ellen eating the sushi salad over and over again. You two are doing a great job with this Blog and it’s soooo funny and great to see your writing. We miss you both and hope to see you soon!!!

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