Category: Maki Recipes

Maki sushi is probably the most well known type of sushi in the U.S. It consists of a layer of nori surrounding a layer of rice surrounding the fillings in the middle, all rolled into a cylinder and then cut into several smaller slices. The most well known type of maki sushi is the California Roll.

Katana Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>I am not a gamer. While I do enjoy the occasional video game (I enjoyed the 10-day free trial of WoW a few years ago, and I had a blast playing Halo 3 with Son), I spend very little time reading or looking at anything about video games, and even less time actually playing. (Except for Wii Fit. Believe it or not, it's actually a pretty great game

Fisherman’s Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>My family was never much of an outdoorsy type of family. Never once did we go camping, although we did often go hiking on a local trail. I did get some camping experience with my girl scout troop, but I would still consider myself far more of an indoors, city girl than someone who embraces the wild outdoors.</p> <p>So I'm always in awe of those who are outdoorsy. Those

Lemon Drop Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>Some people are just a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Even when they're going through pain or hard times, they always seem so bright and happy - the kind of person who makes <em>everyone's</em> day better. My friend <a href="">Wendi Kelly</a> is one such person. As with quite a few of my other good friends, I met her through the <a href="">Escaping Reality RPG.</a> And

Sassy Shrimp Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>I am a very shy girl. In social situations I'm awkward, quiet, and generally über polite to a fault. Because of this, I have very few people that I can consider really great, close friends. But every once in a blue moon, I meet someone with whom I just *click*. Whether it be online or off, once in a while I just know that I'm going to

Kyoto Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>Sometimes I think we, as humans, overcomplicate things. We pack our schedules to the gills, we insist on cutting-edge technology for the most mundane tasks, and we are constantly going, going, going. Rarely do we stop and smell the roses, and appreciate the simpler things in life.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>It's amazing how some of the best things are actually the simplest of all. For example, this sushi.

Happy Crab Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>I've been thinking a lot lately, about love, and dreams, and what it all means. Why do some people work their lives away in a job they hate, just to pay the rent, while others get to have the life of their dreams? Why do some marriages fail after only a few years, others go for decades then fall apart, and yet others can still be going strong after

Gatekeeper Maki

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Gatekeeper Maki"/> </span> <p>Harry and James, James and Harry. Our dear <a href="">Men with Pens</a>. Both are really amazing guys that I'm proud to call my friends, and <strike>both are sushi lovers</strike> one is a sushi lover. I'm still working on the other one.</p> <p>Harry was the easy one. He loves sushi, especially salmon. Salmon, salmon, salmon... he apparently can't get enough of it. (I'm pretty sure he's

A Hug Rolled up with Salmon and Seaweed

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>I love giving hugs, just as I love receiving them. The act of embrace is comforting, reassuring, and at times even protective. We all need hugs - hugs of joy when we see an old friend after a long time apart, hugs of comfort when a friend is going through hard times. But sometimes, one hug just isn't enough.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>Because of this, food bloggers all over

Dynamite Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Dynamite Roll"/> </span> <p>Quite often readers email me with questions relating to sushi. Usually they're easy to respond to, or if I don't know the answer a quick search will help me out. But every once in a while, I'm completely stumped by a question. Such was the case with a recent email. A reader asked me five questions relating design to sushi, and since I'm at a loss