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junk food Friday – sushi! – veganmofo 14

3930562108_f07c8dec17The kid’s spending the night at a friend’s house, and the huzbean worked late. It was just me, and the cats, and “Pushing Daisies”, and you know what that means – junk food Friday! Tonight it was maki (again), which is on the healthier end of the junk food spectrum, but still – white rice and fried tofu are not exactly health food.

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Cripsy tofu, avocado, and garlic gomasio. tofu!

Blurry crispy tofu strips with garlic gomasio (seriously, y’all, I’m not exaggerating when I say I use that stuff A LOT) and a healthy puddle of sriracha.

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Here’s our great big bowl of candy, all ready for tomorrow night: trick or treat

This is my costume from two Halloweens ago: little dead riding hood 1

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little dead riding hood 2

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Little Dead Riding Hood!

Happy Halloween Eve, darlings!

sushi dinner – September 25

Some days are just meh. Toast for breakfast (well, with coffee and a gorgeous nectarine). Leftovers for lunch (last night’s lasagna). The depression monster gets you, and everything seems hard, and you’re sitting around in your sloppiest yoga pants with messy hair while listening to a playlist made of all the saddest songs on your MP3 player, so you decide “to hell with it” and have cereal for dinner.

Except I didn’t. Well, I didn’t have cereal for dinner; everything else is spot-on (stupid depression monster). But I realized that cooking up some sushi rice and slicing an avocado would really not take that long and would make me a happier vegan chubosaurus than cereal would. (Not that there’s anything wrong with cereal, mind you; I love cereal.)

I made maki for the very first time last Friday. I was shocked at how easy it was. Granted, my rolls weren’t pretty or perfect, but they were definitively, deliciously maki. I’ve made sushi twice since then.


These rolls were filled with avocado, crispy tofu, and generous lashings of garlic gomasio (which just might be my new favorite condiment).

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So I made sushi, and I watched “Dollhouse” with my teenaged son, and I played some Kingdom of Loathing, and I felt a hundred times better. I think maki is magical.