Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweet Potato & Smoked Salmon Sushi

Hi! How are you?  I am still doing well with Whole Foods-No Crap Challenge.  I have been feeling great, and sleeping better.  OOOh, BTW a special thanks to Jessica from Jessica Required for giving the WF-NC Challenge a shout out today and for the nice complements on her blog.  Thank you Jessica!   Check out Jessica's blog, she's participating in a couple of challenges to kick off 2013.

If you are a sushi lover like me, you'll enjoy this one. When we lived in Florida, sushi used to be an every-weekend meal for me.  Since moving to Alaska, the weekend sushi feast is long gone mainly because the nearest sushi place is about 100 miles away.  Needless to say, when the sushi cravings hit, I have to find a way to satisfy them. 

On that note driven by my sushi cravings last weekend, I played around with what I had readily available in my kitchen and came up with this Sweet Potato Smoked Salmon Sushi...(WF-NCC approved)

What I used (serves one ;o)):
2 sheets of nori (seaweed sheets)
1/2 of a sweet potato (mashed)
2 tbsp. of rice vinegar
3 oz. smoked salmon (hubby made over the summer)
1/2 cup of shredded spinach leaves
2 tbsp. of Braggs Aminos (sub for soy sauce)
Siracha (optional)

To cook the sweet potato:
Peel and dice sweet potato and boil for 15-20 minutes.  Do the fork test, then drain and let cool before mashing.   Don't have 20 minutes??  Wash your sweet potato and place on a paper towel in a microwavable dish.  Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes (time will vary, depending on size of potato) then flip your potato and microwave for another 2 1/2 minutes to evenly cook all sides.  Let it cool, and mash away. 

Sushi Directions:
First you want to combine your rice vinegar with the sweet potato and mash well.  Spread this mixture over the seaweed sheet.  Place your spinach and salmon as shown in the photo above.  Roll using a bamboo sushi roller.  Cut and serve with a a side of aminos and siracha.  
This challenge/lifestyle is not about depriving your self of the things you love to eat. It is simply about making small changes in ingredients and making smarter, healthier choices.
BTW! I had this for lunch with a hefty side of broccoli and a lil extra left over sweet potato.  
I hope you give this recipe a try!

Have a happy, healthy night!

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