13 May 2014

GIMME SUSHI: THE GREEN ROLL


Okay first of all don't freak out 'cause I'm eatin' white rice. I have been consuming so much brown rice lately that tonight I just wanted to do it up white. I hope we can still be friends.

Some of you may have tuned into the fact that I have hopped on the YouTube train! That's right, peeps - I'm making videos now. (Psst you should subscribe and stuff.) The past seven days I have been uploading "What I Ate Today" videos to give you guys a better idea of my general diet. Keep in mind I go through phases of liking certain meals/foods. The past week, I have been loving rice and tomato bowls, and sushi rolls. The smoothies I have all day are basically a ritual though, they don't change much because I will never get tired of my giant smoothies... *kisses Mason jar devotedly*

Upon watching my daily food videos, you may also pick up on the fact that I am eating an 80/10/10-ish diet these days. I say "-ish" because I don't stress over sticking to labels, I just eat what I want. Recently, what I want to eat has gradually turned into a high-carb diet. It was pretty much that before (fruit all day then grains and veggies for dinner) except that I never limited my fat intake. So now I am merely cutting down on my nuts and coco oil. As I have said before - I am not trying to scare anyone about consuming fat. Fat in your diet is awesome and uber necessary; PLEASE KEEP EATING IT. However, eat it in moderation. A single serving of most of my desserts will give you your daily recommended intake of healthy, wholesome fats so no worries there, bro. I got you. And honestly even if you eat like three servings it's still all raw goodness and you'll probably keep glowing and feeling great. Some of the healthiest people in the world consume all the fat they want, so it's not like the 80/10/10 diet is ideal for everyone. I always say just DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. And right now, for me, it feels most natural for me to carb it up and lower the fat content. I haven't been wanting to make the recipes I usually post on my blog. I've just been wanting ALL the fruit (smoothies with 10 bananas and crazy s*** like that) and massive bowls of rice and steamed veggies. There isn't a point in the day where I'm like "ugh I want a caramel chocolate bar with all my soul at this moment" (as ludicrous as that sounds)... so I haven't been making those kinds of recipes. Again... I am NOT SAYING they are unhealthy. They're flipping fantastic. But this is a personal diet shift for me. I was consuming a lot of fat because I would test all my recipes as I was making them, and then proceed to eat most of them all by myself. Hehe. My life is fab.

Here's the idea: when you are eating high-carb, you get so full on carbs - which are the body's ideal fuel source - because you eat as much of them as you want so you don't even have room to crave fats. For example: some people who choose this diet eat like 20 mangoes for breakfast. This is more of an experiment than anything else, because I've never done 80/10/10 for long, so I don't know if this will work for me long-term or not. I will keep you guys informed the entire way. And you can stop sweating - just 'cause I'm goin' low-fat now doesn't mean I'm ever gonna stop posting food porn recipes and photos on my blog... *wink*. Speaking of yummy recipes... sushi, anyone? This roll is themed green because it's got avocado, zucchini and cucumber as the fillings. It tastes aaaaamaazzzinng so you should make it immediately. Now. Do it.... why are you still here.


THE GREEN ROLL

3 nori sheets
2 cups cooked rice (or use sprouts instead of rice to make it raw)
1 tablespoon peeled ginger root
1/2 cucumber
1/2 avocado
1 zucchini 

Slice the zucchini on a mandolin into thin noodles. Slice the avocado, ginger, and cucumber thinly. Evenly spread the rice onto the nori sheets and then layer on the plants; roll it up and have a party! Don't know how to roll sushi? Click here. By the way: this serves one person. Also: I ate it with this sauce.

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13 comments:

Nancy @ Top Pressure Cooker Reviews said...

Thanks for a great recipe. We made these last night, and they were perfect!

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

Simple but lovely sushi- beansprouts is a great idea- i just sprouted some buckwheat which I think would be brilliant here... will check out your videos- curious about the high carb thing- don't think it would suit me though- I'm more nutty; couldn't live without covering most things in cashew cheeze... ;)

Beth said...

They look delicious! My sister loves sushi, but I can't get past the raw fish thing. I bet these would be a great alternative!
Beth
swallowsandskylines.blogspot.co.uk

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Anonymous said...

Thank you! I was wondering when you would make a note on all the fat on this blog... Don't get me wrong, I love your desserts and tried so many recipes of you and will keep making your desserts. But the problem is that they are soooo good and I end up eating more then one portion... So I'm very grateful for new recipes that are not dessert :) Looking forward to try this Sushi recipe!

genevieve @ gratitude & greens said...

I am drooooling. These look so tasty, regardless of white/brown/black/whatever rice! Yum! Off to check out the YouTube channel now :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Emily,

please share more of your cooked food recipes! :)

Anna

Rosie @The Porridge Pot said...

Love avo sushi - I like to add a little tofu too to up the protein

Anonymous said...

Hi! The 'this sauce' link takes me to a page coconutsecret.com, just wondering if that's right or if you have a sauce recipe for these?

Thanks!! x

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - yep that's right! It's not a recipe or anything. It kinda like soy sauce but soy- and gluten-free AND it tastes better! :D

Unknown said...

Hey Em the sauce link just takes you to the home page of the website not the actual recipe. i've been making sushi all week. It's so yummy and awesome! Plus I made your coconut cake from your book and OMG!! Thanks!! -Zoe

Emily von Euw said...

@Zoe - it's not a recipe, it's just a product from that company called "coconut aminos" :) AND YES SUSHI AND COCO CAKE FOREVER xx

Anonymous said...

cauliflower rice! did my sushi this way.. the carnivores had no clue. amino acids. fab substitute for soy sauce.