Potluck DIY Sushi Party!

A few times over the past 8 years, we’ve hosted a – what we EVER so classily refer to as – “All You Can Stuff Sushi Potluck Party”. Twice, it’s been as my husband’s birthday party, and each time, I think to myself that I should blog this. My husband’s birthday was this past week,…

3 Sushi Sauce Recipes – Dynamite, Eel, and Mango

3 recipes posted in as many days! I’m on a roll! In truth, the recipes I’m posting this week are all in lead-up to a big post I plan to make next week, which will be referring back to all of them. It’ll be a fun one! Anyway, *this* post is all about sushi sauce….

Sushi Cake – Happy Birthday to ME!

Between all of the MasterChef stuff and racing to get our Weeping Angel costumes ready for BritCon this weekend, life’s been kind of nuts. Well, not kind of… it’s been really insane. When our bodies revolted on Sunday morning and prompted us to forgo Sunday at BritCon in favor of recovery time, the sudden clearing…

Sushi Cake, or “Help Me Become the ‘Czar of Cakes’!”

Let me start off with a confession: As the kid who was always picked last for… well, everything, really… I’ve never won anything that involved a popular vote. EVER. As a kid, it was because I was “weird” (Aspergers). That was ok, they were all JUST as weird to me! As an adult, it’s always…

Updates, Kitchen Design, and … Sushi?

So, I have some updates on the house situation. We have our appliances picked out and purchased! Thank you, Sears Outlet, for existing. Love getting steep discounts on stuff we need for our completely un-outfitted new kitchen. We are SO excited to be getting stainless steel appliances, something we’ve both be coveting for a very…

Sushi Rice

3 cups short grain rice 3 1/4 cups water 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar 3 Tbsp Sugar 1 tsp salt Rinse rice well. Add rice and water to rice cooker, and cook as usual. In a small sauce pan, mix rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Heat on low setting until sugar and rice dissolve. Cool….

Spicy Tuna Filling (For Sushi)

1/2 lb sashimi grade tuna 1 tbsp mayo Sriracha (Hot Chili Sauce), to taste Finely chop tuna (by hand or in processor), mix in mayo and Sriracha. Makes enough for 3-4 rolls – double recipe as necessary.

Tuna, Avocado, and Mango Maki (Sushi) Rolls

To say that Sushi is a favorite meal option in my house would be a pretty big understatement. While we love to go out to various sushi restaurants, sometimes we’re feeling either cheap or antisocial enough that we just want to have sushi at home – and this is a favorite recipe for that!

Mango Salad Recipe

Short and sweet blog entry today – I knocked off this recipe this morning, and have a bunch of friends waiting on me to share it… so, good excuse to post this blog! Shortly after moving to Ontario, we happened across a Vietnamese restaurant on our way into Toronto one day. We’d gone in wanting…