Vegetarian Sushi-Making Video

Good morning! Did you have a nice weekend?

I caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen since college graduation, a mere 15 years ago (yikes!). We went to an awesome health food restaurant in Palm Springs where I got a raw taco salad. It was huge and I couldn’t eat it all, but it was delicious:

One of my goals is to start making more of the gourmet raw food, like the dehydrated crackers. Paired with simple hummus and guacamole, they transform a basic salad into a satisfying meal.

I also used the leftovers from my Amaranth Veggie Salad this weekend to make a vegetarian sushi roll. It’s so easy! I buy nori sheets at the health food store for this purpose. I prefer the flavor of the toasted ones or you can buy untoasted and just place them over your stove’s burner flame for a few seconds to toast.

I even made a short (30 second) video on how to make the roll. Don’t laugh, I am still getting used to this video thing (click here to see my very first video blog with an overview of what I bought at the farmers’ market). This time, I even showed my face! You can watch the new video by clicking here if you don’t see it below:

Here’s what the roll looked like before I wrapped it up:

I made two rolls each for Alan and me, and served them with some watermelon:

I don’t know why I even bothered putting this melon in a bowl:

Other adventures from this weekend included putting purslane into my morning green smoothie:

It’s quite mild for being very, shall we say, thick-looking. Purslane grows in California like a weed, but it’s incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids. I honestly couldn’t taste it when it was blended with my frozen fruit and dates:

Today is a busy day, I’m driving to San Diego to visit friends and family for a short overnight trip. I’ll be back on Wednesday with photos of my adventures on the road. Have a happy, healthy day!


  1. says

    Hi Carrie,

    First of all, congratulations on three years writing this wonderful blog. That is quite an achievement!

    I have to admit, I have been quite off track for some time now, not fully following Dr. Fuhrman’s healthy way of eating. But you will happy to know that when I am ready to return to healthy eating, I always go to your blogs FIRST for inspiration.

    So I must tell you, you look great! It was very encouraging to see your before and after pictures — though I must admit — I would have said you looked great before. But I can see how much more fit you look and I want to be there, too, and get healthier. Let’s hope this time I can do it. I am going to our daughter-in-law’s parents summer cottage in a month and I want to feel better about myself when I get there.

    Congratulations on going VIDEO. When I heard your voice in the first video, I wasn’t at all surprised. It was exactly how I expected you to sound. You are so bubbly and so much fun. The second video you made today is wonderful — great music — and so nice to see you in action. Only thing — it was speeded up so that you sounded like a chipmunk. You are probably aware of that by now, so I hope you are laughing when you read this.

    Thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog and for your naturalness and human touch. You seem to have a very busy life travelling — despite everything else you do. I have been reading the blog for about 6 months and I always find something interesting in it. I hope you will still offer the printed out recipes to go along with the videos.

    Much continued success.

    • says

      Hi Louise! Thanks for the really sweet message, it means a lot to me. I’m also glad you told me that you like having the printable recipes, I’ll be sure to keep doing that. Thanks for the note on the video, too. I did speed it up just because I didn’t want to bore anybody. 🙂

  2. says

    I need to know where you got that salad. It looks awesome! Was it at the Palm Greens? Or Natures’s Express. That just about covers the options out here unless you’ve got a secret place I need to know about.

    Love the video!

  3. says

    Wow, I really love your video. I keep forgetting about nori wraps. My husband loves sushi but it’s so much healthier to put veggies in it, so it’s worth me trying that to see if he likes that just as much. I have about 10 packets of nori sheets to use up after a Japanese party that I put on for his birthday. I can never be bothered to do a big batch of sushi though but this looks so much easier and more filling!

    • says

      Thanks Katherine!!! Making the video is the easy part, doing the editing is the hard part right now for me. One of my friends recently told me that his grandson who is in 5th grade is being taught how to edit video in school. I really wish I had learned skills like that! Oh well, better late than never, right? 🙂

  4. Angela says

    That video was fan-freakin-tastic! Not only did the food look super yummy and healthy, this music was great too! I think whenever I get around to attempting to make a nori roll on my own, I’ll remember your video and start bee-boppin’ around my kitchen. Who wouldn’t be happy enough to dance eating vegan food anyways, right?

    • says

      Thanks Angela! I love the positive reinforcement for my silly little video. I actually enjoyed making it quite a lot, but I was unsure how it would be received. You made me giggle with your comment, thank you. 🙂

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