Japan was my first trip abroad all by myself. It was so exciting and scary at the same time, I was terrified by what would await for me.
But fear not, I went… And immediately felt in love with this country. My first impression was Japan is really busy, there is so so many people. They put lots of thought in use of every single square meter, but despite of quantity of people, Tokyo is very clean and tidy, it extremely modern as well, but has a great respect to the old traditions.
I was not a vegetarian back then so I just went crazy how good and how cheap sushi were. I used to love going to typical sushi bars, with loud Japanese greetings on the entrance, complimentary matcha green tea and infinity of sushi just rolling in front of you. I think I went almost every day:)
But back to the present, lots of things changed since then and I don’t crave that sushi anymore instead I crave this one. They are very far from traditional without rice or raw fish but instead filled with wholesome ingredients that will not only will leave you satisfied but will make you feel amazing as well
Nori sheets breakdown
Seaweed draws an extraordinary wealth of mineral elements from the sea that can account for up to 36% of its dry mass. This food is high in iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins C and A, protein, Vitamins B, fiber and, alpha linoleic acid, EPA, and so much more.
Nori includes almost all the mineral elements, which are used effectively in our body. This common seaweed contains more vitamins than fruits and vegetables. It is abundant in dietary fiber.
Raw or sun dried seaweed contains:
- High protein content
- High mineral content, especially: iodine, calcium, iron, magnesium.
- More vitamin C than oranges.
- Natural iodine maintaining a healthy thyroid function.
- Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties
- Large proportion of natural, organic iodine aiding in maintaining a healthy thyroid function (not to be compared with the toxic substitute added to table salt.
- One of the richest plant sources of calcium.
- Polysaccharides: important in the prevention of degenerative diseases including cardiovascular and diabetes 2, increase the amount of feel-good chemicals in the brain, improves liver function, stabilizes blood sugar.
This results in the following seaweed health benefits: healthy hear, improved memory, clear skin, good eyesight, dental health, healthy thyroid function, improved immune system, prevents allergies and infections, lowers blood pressure, nurtures healthy heart vessels, normalizes cholesterol levels, support bon health, aids in waste movement and digestion.
Resource is here
- Small head of cauliflower
- 4 heaped tablespoons of sesame seeds
- Few sheets of nori(depends how much you want to fill up your rolls)
- Wasabi powder
- Juice half of the lemon or brown rice vinegar(not raw)
- 1 teaspoon raw agave nectar
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 hot pepper
- small handful of basil leaves
- 2 small carrot
- 1 very ripe avocado cut in to pieces
- 1 sweet pepper
- Nama shoyu or tamari
- Mix wasabi powder with water, cover it and let it seat for at least 5 minutes
- Meanwhile place the cauliflower along with brown rice vinegar(lemon juice), sesame seeds, agave and tamari in the food processor and pulse till rice like consistency, leave to marinate while you prepare rest of the ingredients.
- Meanwhile cut all of you veggies on the long strips
- When you are ready to start assembling place nori sheet on the bamboo mat shiny side down, fill around 3/4 of the nori with cauliflower rice pressing it down take around 1/4 of teaspoon of wasabi and spread it evenly on of the edge of the sheet without rice.
- On the side of nori with cauliflower rice place cucumber, hot pepper, few basil leaves and avocado for a first option and carrot, sweet pepper and avocado for a second, wet free edge with little bit of Nama shoi, roll tightly.
- Cut with very sharp wet knife and serve