stoplight roll

Stoplight Roll

This roll is called a stoplight roll because wouldn’t you know it… it looks like a stoplight! The reddish color of the imitation crab, the yellow of the tamago, and the green of the avocado stack up nicely to look like a stoplight (not to mention having an ever so delicious taste!) Speaking of which,

Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Thanksgiving roll" /> </span> <p>Now that turkey day is over, I'm sure you have lots of leftovers! Many of you are looking for fun and tasty new ways to use your boring old leftovers... So, as promised, here are a few ways to use all those leftovers.</p>

Dinner Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Dinner Roll" /> </span> <p>Sausage and potatoes. Sounds like a completely normal dinner, but would that really taste that great in sushi? Well, we tried it, and it does!</p>

tamago nigiri

Tamago Nigiri

Tamago nigiri may not be the fanciest sushi out there, but it can be found at most sushi places. It’s so easy to make, you could fry up some bacon and eat tamago nigiri for breakfast! (I bet we all know what I’m making for breakfast tomorrow!) Makes about 5-6 pieces. Ingredients 1 cup sumeshi


How to Make Usuyaki Tamago

Tamago is the Japanese name for a sweet egg omelet. This omelet can be used in maki and on nigiri sushi. The only problem is that the tamago is so good that once you try some, there might not be any left to make sushi with! This isn’t exactly a traditional recipe. Instead, this is

philadelphia roll

Philadelphia Roll

I first tried this roll at a sushi restaurant called Maki Maki, although it can probably be found at most sushi restaurants. Son took me there last year for my birthday, and we have been stopping by every time we are in the area ever since. We almost always get the Philadelphia Roll when we


<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Inari-zushi, topped with tamago and green onion" /> </span> <p>Inari-zushi is a packet of fried bean curd, filled with rice. It tastes better than it sounds, I swear! :) This was the only type of sushi that I ate all throughout my childhood, up until I was a teenager. Children generally love inari-zushi, as can be seen by the abundance of names that kids have for them. A

firecracker roll

Firecracker Roll

This roll is like a little explosion in your mouth. Red bell pepper gives a little spicy crunch, while the cream cheese and cilantro cool it down. It kind of reminds me of how the weather is right now here in Southern California. Just as it’s supposed to be cooling down, WAM a heat wave

crunchy shrimp roll

Crunchy Shrimp Roll

I love, love, LOVE this roll! This is probably my favorite type of sushi ever. I came up with this when I was making tempura shrimp for a different roll. I had some extra avocado from making California Rolls, and we had some leftover green onions from something I had made a few days before