I have never made sushi before, and I regret putting it off for so long. The task seemed daunting to me, and I just assumed there was no way I could ever roll the things, let alone make acceptable sushi rice.My culinary adventures as of late have been limited to leftovers and old stand-bys because honestly, I haven't felt like cooking. The stress of buying a house has been overwhelming. The only thing I've been able to do for months besides lay around and read has been to zone out on multiple episodes of Kitchen Nightmares on hulu.com. But after two disappointing let downs on homes that we thought we had, we have finally secured on and I think I can live again. At least until we're ready to sign the papers and I vomit all over myself, Jeffrey, and the loan officer, who has been more than kind to us throughout this whole ordeal. Let me just say that although it may be a buyer's market, the amount of short sales (I won't even get into the horror) and foreclosures that are just dirty and delapidated are nothing short of discouraging.
But as Jeffrey and I prepared to cut our losses and quit and die in this apartment that we've been living in for the past six years, the stars aligned and we actually found something nice, perfect for us, and at a decent price. So no more stress. Back to the cooking and writing.
So I made sushi, after watching many youtube videos on how to make the perfect sushi rice and how to roll the nori. The recipe is based off of Isa's recipe, and I added avocado because I love it. I also made some miso soup to go along with the sushi, but did not take pictures because a) I was too enthralled with the sushi to care and 2) I don't take good pictures of soup.
I won't go into the specifics of rolling sushi, being that I'm a total noob and only just learned myself, but there are plenty of resources available to you out there on the Internet, so if you feel inspired, go make some sushi using some other website than mine!
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