Allison Day


Today, I cannot think of a single thing to write for you. I’m in the middle of finals, so I’m going to blame it on stress and studying. Don’t worry, I have a recipe for you, but in lieu of trying to write more about it, I’m going to do another meme that I’ve been putting off. Ellen Wilson splatted me with a meme tomato a month ago (don’t worry, this was before the salamonella scare 😉 ) so that’s what you’re getting today. 😀

Some random things about me:

  1. You can follow me on twitter! My username is sushiday.
  2. I adore quantum mechanics. I find it so interesting, that I just finished a quantum mechanics class that I took for fun. Am I a freak? Perhaps. But I’m enjoying it all the way. 😀
  3. I finally had the opportunity to play Halo 3 with Son, and I loved it. I may have had more fun playing than he did!
  4. I really want to audition for So You Think You Can Dance. Not so much for the whole TV thing, but… seriously? Any opportunity to work with that many world-class choreographers is worth whatever it takes!
  5. I am a super-duper night owl. Still up at 5am, and not really tired. Luckily I have the freedom to get up whenever I want, so the late nights up working are not a problem!

I’m supposed to tag more people, but me and thinking this week are just not going together, unless it’s academics related. However, I am going to tag Yvo of Feisty Foodie, because usually she’s the one always tagging me for these! Everyone else, consider yourself tagged. 😀

Like I promised, here’s your sushi recipe! Enjoy!

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 stalks green onion
  • 2 tbsp Siracha hot sauce
  • 6 oz tuna sashimi
  • 3 oz tobiko
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Cut the avocado in half, discarding the pit.
  3. Cut off the hard skin and discard.
  4. Slice the avocado into thin sticks.
  5. Slice the cucumber into long, thin sticks.
  6. Wash the green onion, cut the long green stalks off of the white bulb-like things. Discard the white bulbs.
  7. Using a sharp knife, slice the tuna into 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick slices against the grain of the fillet.
  8. Cut each of these slices in half lengthwise, so they are about 1/2 inch wide.
  9. Roll the sushi, using avocado, cucumber, a stalk of green onion, tuna, a tsp of Siracha, and a little tobiko as your fillings.

Serving Size: 1 roll Guns and Roll

  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 7g, 10% DV
  • Saturated Fat: 1g, 6% DV
  • Cholesterol: 31mg, 10% DV
  • Sodium: 614mg, 26% DV
  • Total Carbohydrates: 32g, 11% DV
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g, 7% DV
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 10g, 20% DV
  • Vitamin A: 30%
  • Vitamin C: 22%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 8%
  • Magnesium: 9%
  • Potassium: 10%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are only estimates based on the individual ingredients, and not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.

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  1. Joel Falconer says:

    Cool recipe. Just noticed the nutritional info tab – you go to a lot of effort, don’tcha?

  2. Ralph Whitbeck says:

    You can follow me on twitter via

  3. Yvo says:

    Hey…. 😛

  4. Allison says:

    Joel – Thanks! My readers wanted it, so I gave it to them. 🙂

    Ralph – Following!

    Yvo – 😀

  5. Ellen Wilson says:

    Hey Allison!

    You are very interesting, I don’t know what took you so long!

    I LOOOOOOVEEEE Quantum Mechanics! The philosphy behind it, that it. Forget the math. I’m not Albert Einstein when it comes to math.

    Congrats on your degree. That’s a big thing.

    T-shirts! I will have to pick one up! That is a great idea by the way. Maybe I will give it a try with one of my photos.

    Thanks for playing along.

  6. Allison says:

    Thanks! You would have loved the class that I just took. It was Logic and Philosophy of Science, so the hardest math we did was vector math, and even that he spent several classes teaching us. Most of the class came from philosophy… there were only two of us with physics backgrounds.

  7. Bamboo Forest says:

    “Sushi day” What a cool blog name :] My vote is: Let’s make every day a sushi day.

  8. Allison says:

    Thanks! 🙂 Every day should be a sushi day. 😀

  9. Melissa Donovan says:

    Hey Allison! Congratulations on graduating. That is such an achievement! Enjoy the day and be proud of yourself.

    Oh, the places you’ll go 😉

  10. Allison says:

    Thanks so much Melissa! 🙂

  11. Árný Hekla says:

    Wow, this is such a great web site to visit!
    I have tried some of your recipes and I find some of the new ones so yummy looking!!! But I have one problem, I dont know what “tobiko” is.. 🙁
    Anyway, looking forward to trying some new sushi rolls here in Iceland 🙂

  12. Allison says:

    In the picture, do you see those tiny orange balls on top of the roll? Those are tobiko. They are flying fish roe, often used in sushi.

    I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipes that you tried. 🙂

  13. S E Johnson says:

    I am looking for recipes for different sauces that sushi chefs drizzle over sushi rolls. They guard these recipes with knives of steel and stares of death. My favorite one is a semi-sweet soy sauce I have come close to reproducing it but i am looking for help to add to my recipe collection. Thanks

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