Monday, 20 April 2015

Raw Vegan 'Sushi' Rolls

'Footsteps have traced this land before
My skin is hurting, I cannot feel my feet anymore
And you can hope for a life that is calm
But come in time, you’re gonna
Pick up one that feels a little hard'

Sometimes you have to sit back, realise how small you are in the scale of things and get on with the day ahead of you. It is easy to look at someone else s life from a distance and assume how easy they have it, or how happy they seem. But the truth is you don't know. Most people in life put on a front in different situations, as it gives them something to hide behind. You cant compare yourself to other peoples masks, or make judgments based on them. Everyone has tough days. Bad days. Run away to bed days. And i have had oh far too many. But as long as we get up, take a deep breath, realise that life is to be lived, not feared and carry on. That's all that matters.

Because at the end of the day, if you cant, and aren't living a life for yourself. To be the best version of yourself that you can be, you are simply just existing to exist.

And if all else fails. Make Sushi. 

I am not going to pretend that rolling these delights was easy. But once i cracked the technique i was on a roll. - pun intended.

Although rice is vegan, and in particular brown rice, is extremely good for you - i like to take most of my carbohydrates in the form of  raw fruit and veggies rather than cooked grains. Creating rice from cauliflower is a great way to cut down the grains and starch - and also calories if that concerns you. 

Fill these amazing rolls of deliciousness with anything you fancy! 

Raw Vegan 'Sushi' Rolls  - serves 2

1/4 Cauliflower
1/2 Parsnip
4 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil ( or substitute )

Pack Choi Leaves
( use Nori if preferred )

1/2 Red bell pepper
1 avocado
3 spring onions
1 carrot
A handful of green beans

To make the 'rice', put the cauliflower florets and parsnip in a food processor and blend for 1 minute until fluffy, and resembles rice in appearance. Remove from blender and put into a bowl. Add the soy sauce vinegar and oil. Mix well. 

Mash 1/2 avocado into a paste using a fork. 

Slice the pepper, spring onions, carrot and beans into small strips. For the spring onion, you don't want to use the very dark green part of the stem as it is tough and hard to digest. 

Place a pack choi leave on a sushi mat, or baking paper, Cut the rounded corners off so you are left with a rectangle. Spread a think layer of mashed avocado over the leaf, and then cover with rice.  (This is so the rice sticks to the leaf)  
Place other sliced veggies on top and roll!
It takes some practice. You may need to adjust the amount of veggies or rice you put in the roll, as if you put too much it is impossible to roll. 

Happy Rolling :) 

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