If there is one food that I have grown to LOVE, it is sushi. There is nothing better than a girls night, with sushi and plum Fuki to bond over :) For the last few weeks, as we have cut out all meat and dairy, we did continue to eat sushi.
After reading "Food Revolution", I am to the point where I am ready to commit to no meat, fish, or dairy period. None! That book has opened my eyes so much! I would recommend it to anyone thinking of changing their eating habits to a plant based diet. I got to the section last night titled "Fishful Thinking" and actually had to put it down. I KNEW that if I read that section, I wouldn't want to eat salmon or sushi again. I picked up my Kindle, and put it back down again. Finally-I just got it over with and read through it. Glad I did! It is scary to learn about all the toxins found in our oceans and rivers. Even scarier was the section about fish farming. One year ago, when I starting to clean up my diet, I clung to my salmon, happy to know I was making sure to get my omega fatty acids. Now-I question how much benefit it was! Now-I did make sure to buy wild salmon (instead of farmed), but there is not telling what else I consumed with it :(
Anywhoooo, long story short, Saturday is our "sushi day". We go to one of our favorite sushi restaurants, and just enjoy it all. Especially my favorite roll, which is deep-fried with lots of "bad for you stuff" in it. LOL Today I tried to change it up, and rethink what I could do to keep the tradition, but make it better in a plant based diet. We found that it was actually pretty easy to eat veggie at a Japanese restaurant!
Because of time, I ended up calling in an order "to go". They offered 3 vegetable rolls. One was full of marinated peppers/carrots/avocado/cucumber/tofu, and was DELICIOUS! I can't believe I didn't try it before now. The other 2 were very basic, and "meh"...I spruced those up with soy sauce and eel sauce :/ They were just a basic cucumber roll and a basic avocado roll. I paired the rolls with a bowl of organic Miso soup that I got from Kroger, and some steamed edemame from the freezer. Total meal for the 2 of us was a little under $15. Not bad from the same couple that easily spends $80 on one sushi meal!
And, since my kids were not in the mood for sushi, I kept the theme and rolled them some "Peanut Butter Sushi" with peanut butter, chopped peanuts, and raisins in an artisan wheat/corn blend tortilla. Added some fresh carrots and blueberries :)