HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! May this year be one of peace and laughter, health and well-being.
What’s new in the Pantry? Organic Vegan Gummy Bears and locally made Conde Gourmet Specialty Organic Almonds (Maple Sesame and Vanilla Cinnamon). These are heavenly!! Coming soon…Organic Coconut Butter 🙂
The Pinehedge kefir in the fridge this week have all been purchased…delivery is approx every 2 weeks.
Soups and stews are available daily ‘to-go’, either hot or frozen. This week the hot options include Organic Moroccan Lentil Soup and Organic Spinach Lentil Stew.
Today’s recipe is…
Sushi Salad (adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod)
If you like sushi, you will love this sushi salad. All of the same great sushi flavors, but in an easy rice salad!
1 cup short grain brown rice
2 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup, plus 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled ginger
3 green onions, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 large seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 cup shelled edamame
½ cup dried whole nori, cut into thin strips with scissors
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
For the dressing:
¾ teaspoons wasabi paste
1 tablespoon hot water
1 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons Tamari
½ -3/4 teaspoons ground organic ginger powder
In a large pot, combine rice and water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook on low for about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup vinegar to boil with sugar and salt, stirring until sugar is dissolved and remove from heat.
Transfer rice to a large bowl and stir in vinegar mixture. Cool rice and stir in sesame seeds, remaining 3 tablespoons vinegar, oil, ginger, green onions, carrot, cucumber, edamame, and nori strips. Top salad with avocado slices.
In a small bowl, stir wasabi powder into hot water and stir in cold water, soy sauce, and ginger juice. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.
*frozen organic edemame beans, organic brown rice, organic sesame seeds, tamari and Canadian nori are available in the Pantry!
Stay warm and have a relaxing January everyone!