Posts tagged ‘sushi’
Today is one of those days that makes me absolutely love living in NYC. I went for a run this morning and when I got to Central Park there was a big race going on, so I ended up running alongside hundreds of people, which kind of made my run more fun for me. It’s not quite hot out yet, but warm enough to run in t-shirts… perfect weather in my opinion.
After my run I was in the mood for something fresh tasting… I don’t know what it is about warmer, sunny weather but it makes me crave fresh and colorful foods. I had an avocado laying about so I decided to try my hand at sushi!
Asian-Fusion Avocado Puree
- 3/4 avocado, scooped out
- 1/2 tsp wasabi powder
- 1/4 c. fresh cilantro
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/4 c. water
- salt to taste
I sliced up a quarter of an avocado and then used the remainder for my Asian-Fusion Avocado Puree… a little South American, a little Japanese… it turned out quite good! I used my avocado puree as the base layer on my Nori sheets, then some julienned carrots & daikon radish, topped with the fresh sliced avocado.
I thinned out the leftover avocado puree and used it as a dipping sauce for my sushi rolls. I ended up having quite a bit left over, so I had some tortilla chips help me out with the rest. 😉 This was a really great, filling lunch and took no time at all to make! I think the part that took the longest was the puree just because I was adjusting seasonings and I went along. Enjoy your Sunday everyone!
Well the Notre Dame game yesterday definitely didn’t have a favorable ending… After 4 over times, the longest game in ND history ended with a loss to Pitt. Booo. It was at least fun to watch – I snacked on some tortilla chips & salsa, a few apples (they were small), and some rice cakes while I nervously prayed for an Irish victory. After the game as I was walking over to the East side with the boy we caught an amazing fireworks display over Central Park. I. Love. Fireworks. We assumed it was in honor of the NYC marathon that is actually going on right now.
When we got back I had another small apple and a whole mess of frozen grapes before heading over to Wasabi Lobby for some sushi. Ok, background: sushi is literally my favorite food in the entire world. This place was sooo good! It’s on 1st Ave between 76th and 77th Street. If you guys live in NYC definitely check it out. We started off with some green tea…
Then I got a green salad to start – I love the ginger-carrot dressing that you get alongside the greens. I always get salads when I get sushi for this reason, although I tried some of the boy’s seafood miso soup and it was amazing.
For my entree I asked the server what was freshest and ordered based on her recommendations. I definitely suggest doing that when you go for sushi – fresh fish makes alll the difference. I got a Yellowtail w/ scallion roll, a Spicy Crunchy Salmon roll, and 2 pieces of salmon sashimi. So so good!! I had a few cocktails later, watched som SNL and called it a night. Perfect relaxing Saturday night!
An oat-less morning
Even though it’s freezing out I just wasn’t in the mood for oats this morning (plus I had no bananas), so I made a big bowl of PB Bumpers along with a huge container of frozen grapies and some Acai Green Tea. Yummm… I love Revolution teas! Can’t wait to get dressed and head over to check out the brave souls that are doing the marathon.
I was all prepared to have my ZAP peanut butter sandwich for lunch today, but I was invited out to lunch with two of my colleagues. I almost deferred, but free sushi?? Do you know how hard that is for me to pass up?? Basically I would never pass up a chance at sushi – especially sushi I don’t have to buy! We went to this place by our office called Kaijou – soo good. They have an awesome lunch special for 2 rolls + house salad + miso soup. My dream lunch…
Of course I didn’t have my camera, but thanks to google images I was able to search for pictures of what my lunch lookedlike. I love google… First the house salad – they do tons of fresh veggies in their salad including tomato, carrot, Japanese radish, baked tofu and of course the carrot-ginger dressing. So fun to eat with chopsticks too!! Then came my miso soup, chock full of tofu squares, seaweed and scallions. This was so perfect on a cold day like today!! I also had a couple of mugs of the house green tea during lunch… yummm!
For my rolls I chose a spicy salmon roll and an asparagus roll. I like getting one fish and one veggie roll when I get sushi for lunch because those tiny rolls can be surprisingly filling! Here are the pics… first the asparagus roll:
This asparagus roll looks to have crab meat & tempura added, mine did not.
As much as I love PB sandwiches… sushi??? Yes please!!