Now, if you are like me.  The thought of making sushi sounds daunting, overwhelming, and not worth the hassle.  However, Scott and I have found a way to make sushi that is fun, easy, and delicious.

The hardest part about sushi is the rice…it needs to be that perfect stickiness. Achieving the perfect sticky rice is a long process that, honestly, who has time for!?  So, the next best thing…buy it! You can go to your local Whole Foods, or grocer with a sushi counter, and ask to purchase the sushi rice.  And as easy as that you have just concurred the toughest part of this dinner challenge.  I would also encourage you to buy sushi grade fish from them as well…this will take the guess work out which fish is the right kind to use.  Once you have these 2 ingredients the rest is easy.

You can head over to the produce department and pick out your favorite veggies: carrots, cucumbers, red peppers, avocados…whatever fits your fancy.  While in the store, pick up a great miso sauce and maybe even some macadamia nuts to add a little extra crunch.  The possibilites are endless and up to you.

Once you have all the goods for inside the roll make sure to pick up nori (seaweed) and a bamboo roller (you will need this to actually roll the sushi…comes with a sushi kit for about $5 at Whole Foods and will be well worth the multiple uses it gets :)

If you purchase the sushi kit it comes with instuctions on how to assemble a roll, but if not, you can always watch a ‘how to’ on You Tube.

Making sushi is perfect for a romantic date night with the hubby, a great way to impress a new guy or gal, or a fun spread to make for a cocktail party with friends. It may sound like a lot to purchase, but the cost is still less than going out to a trendy sushi spot and the fun of making it is more than worth it!

Here are some rolls Scott and I made:


Happy Tuesday!

P.S. Best joke my sister ever told me, as told to her by a 6-year-old:

“What did the sushi say to the bee?”

“Wa-sa-bi!?” Ahahaha…gets me every time :)