Archive for January, 2010

Healthy Soy-free Sushi & Ice Skating


We had a great day this cold day. This morning I took my son (4 years old) to experience ice skating for the first time. He had a great time but boy was it hard being the one holding him up. I look forward to when he can balance on his own without his feet slipping from under him. It also didn’t help that I’m somewhat a novice ice skater. We then spent an hour at Park Day with a couple friends.

This evening we experimented with sushi. My son hadn’t made sushi before and it turned out to be a great activity for him. He helped add the veggies and shrimp and helped roll the sushi roll. He had a great time and was so excited to eat the sushi he made. He ate 5 pieces.

We made the sushi rice using Haioreum Sprouted Brown Sweet Rice from Super H Mart and following Epicurious’ “Vegetarian Brown Rice Sushi Roll Recipe”. We stuffed our rolls with shrimp, avocado, cucumber, radishes, carrots and mung bean sprouts. We also used a great soy-free soy sauce substitute called Coconut Aminos since I can’t eat soy. Other substitutions included using Edens Brown Rice Vinegar plus 1.5 teaspoons of Rapadura sugar instead of seasoned rice vinegar. It made for a delicious and healthy dinner. The only thing I would have changed was I would have doubled or even tripled the recipe to make it a meal for all three of us.

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