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.

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

Island Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Island Roll"/> </span> <p>So what do you do if you run out of nori in the middle of making sushi? Well, after the initial "oh crud" moment, you find a way to replace it. Lucky for me, I have a TON of spring roll wrappers laying around, which turn out to be the perfect replacement for nori. Not only are they sturdy enough to roll sushi in without falling apart,

Refugee from Reality Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Refugee from Reality Roll"/> </span> <p>Ever since I was very young, I have been an avid reader. In first grade, I began reading the Boxcar Children series (we must have at least 100 of those books!) and Little House on the Prairie. (Although my all-time favorite book when I was young was Norma Jean, Jumping Bean.) In middle school, I graduated to the Wheel of Time series, the Golden Compass

salmon summer roll

Salmon Summer Sushi

<p>Every now and then, a reader <a href="">emails me</a> with an idea for a sushi recipe. I always do my best to respond to every email, and I'll usually ask the reader if they mind if I make the sushi and post about it. Unfortunately, sometimes it can take a while for me to get to making the sushi, and then sometimes even longer for me to get around to posting about

This little piggy…

<p>Bacon. Anyone who knows me even the least bit knows that I adore bacon. Sometimes, a little too much. So why not put it in sushi? Seriously... <a href="">bacon</a> <a href="">in</a> <a href="">sushi</a> <a href="">is</a> <a href="">amazing.</a> My family knows that if there's bacon in something, there's a good chance I'll eat it. (Gah! So bad for me, I know. Honestly, I'm working on the whole

To My Bloggers…

<p>Not long ago I was, quite frankly, an internet noob. Sure, I've used the internet for email and instant messaging since the '90s, but aside from researching for school papers, my internet use rarely went beyond that. Of course I was on MySpace and Facebook in high school and college - everyone was on such social networking sites, and that was often the best way to stay in touch with my friends

santa barbara roll

Santa Barbara Roll

Many things can happen in a year. A year ago, I was in Santa Barbara for my cousin’s wedding – one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to (and I’ve been to quite a few!) That was one of the only times I had ever been to Santa Barbara. A year ago,



Obviously, this roll is called “Carburetor” because it looks like one. What, you can’t see it? No, wait… look at it this way… turn your head just like this… see it now? No? Darn. Oh well, I can’t quite see it either. But I’d assume that’s why it’s named Carburetor. Meh, who knows. What do

emily's roll

Emily’s Roll

Who is Emily? In kindergarten, I had a friend named Emily who had the most beautiful long hair. She was astonished that I walked to and from school every day instead of driving. After kindergarten, she moved away. This is not that Emily. In elementary school, my mother used to baby sit my classmate Cathy’s