Thursday, May 5, 2011


Nom nom nom...

The Good:  Incredible, versatile and scrumptious.
The Bad: It's really hard to make sushi without rolling mats.
The Ugly: It is difficult to find rolling mats in rural areas.

Suggestions before starting:
If you want to use the same roller multiple times, cover it in plastic wrap and remove when done.
The vinegar we use is rice vinegar but you can use any type of white vinegar.
Before pressing down the rice, it helps to dip your fingers in water so the rice does not stick to your fingers.
The ingredients listed here are for a version of Philadelphia rolls (without avocado). You can feel free to use whatever ingredients/seasonings you like!
We suggest peeling the cucumber.
If you use raw fish do your research well before preparing your sushi. There are certain techniques that you need to use to protect yourself!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mango, Peach, Strawberry Smoothies

 Healthy, smooth and fruity...

The Good:  This is definitely one of our healthiest recipes thus far.
The Bad: It turned out very frothy with our "smoothie" setting.
The Ugly:  The mango turned out a little bit... stringy.

Suggestions before starting:
Peel all fruit and remove pits before starting.
You can substitute the ice cream for yogurt.  I needed an excuse to get Dave to buy ice cream so we used that instead :)
We used Skim milk but you can use any type that you would like.
You can use canned or fresh fruit.  We used fresh strawberries and mangoes but canned peaches.