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.

Red Dragon Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>Supposedly today, June 18, is the "1st International Sushi Day". I say supposedly, because November 1, 2006 (coincidentally the day we launched Sushi Day) was also the "1st" International Sushi Day. And it really wouldn't surprise me if there have been others. Seems to me everyone claiming that today is International Sushi Day is referring to <a href="">a group on facebook</a>... so it seems to be a pretty

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

fishermans roll

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

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

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