Side Dishes

Sushi Seduction (V, GF)

I can’t speak for everyone, but I go through times where I absolutely crave sushi.  Unfortunately, due to my intolerances, I am unable to go out to restaurants & grab a quick bite.  I won’t let that little thing stop me from eating my favorite foods!  I never knew how easy sushi was to make!  The most time-consuming part is prepping your ingredients, but that’s easy!  (I prep all my ingredients while my rice is steaming).  I know my way of making sushi is far from conventional, but the end result is beautiful & delicious! I believe you all will agree.

♥This recipe is dedicated to my brother.

I love making sushi because you can create your own combinations!  This recipe contains two all-organic rolls (of course yours depends on your ingredients!) sweet potato tempura rolls and asparagus tempura avocado rolls.  Each complimented by sushi vinegar-marinated raw tofu (Nasoya Sprouted Super Firm) & cucumber (in the summer it’s great with thinly sliced raw lita squash).  I thought it would be easier to write all instructions and ingredients in steps, to keep it nice, simple, and organized!  My recipe made 8 rolls (I eat 4 rolls for dinner). Continue reading

Chipotle Organic Black Bean, Yam, and Quinoa Burger (Vegan, Gluten free, Soy free, Nut free, Corn free)

I love veggie burgers!  Trying to find a vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, corn-free, and not taste-free on the market is nearly impossible. And you know what?  Veggie burgers are SO easy to make, it’s a crime to ever buy those frozen patties!  You can make a double batch of your veggie burgers, wrap in plastic wrap, place in a freezer Ziploc bag, and voila!  You have homemade veggie burgers ready to eat at a moment’s notice!

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Mexican Corn & Black Bean Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic)

There’s nothing I love more than a simple delicious salad.  They’re a synch to mix up & make a great addition to any meal.  I added sweet champagne mangoes to this dish, but you can add any other ripe mango or papaya to this dish (or eliminate if you can’t find any that are ripe!).  This year’s champagne mango crop was unbelievable!  My parents do much of their work on Long Island, NY, and thankfully markets were stocked with cases & cases of these babies. To give you an idea, I had devoured at least 4 cases of mangoes.  Humans aren’t the only ones who love them, my cat, Lexi, would scream any time I reached for the cutting board, and my rabbits, well take a look at the joy in Beenie’s eyes:

Ok, you get it, my house loves champagne mangoes!  Now, this great corn & black bean salad can be used as a side dish to any Mexican meal, can be added to tacos, whatever your creative mind can imagine! Continue reading

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