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Playing with our food - a really weird dinner

Friday, May 25, 2012

Today we ate the strangest dinner I've had in a long time. I did not feel like cooking so I pulled out a bunch of things that were relatively low-carb and we had a Sushi-making party. We don't usually eat Sushi, definitely not the type with raw fish.
So this one was different. In addition to sheets of Nori (a kind of seaweed), we had hard-boiled duck eggs, Bergenost triple-cream cheese, carrot sticks, avocado slices, hummus, cream cheese and cooked Sauerkraut. We experimented with all kinds of combinations to make Sushi rolls and found a number of them surprisingly tasty.
This was better than any dinner with rice, potatoes or pasta, and much lower in carbs. emoticon
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  • FRAN0426
    Sunds like you had a great time doing your own food meal and interesting too
    2154 days ago
    I have to admit that these were NOT neatly wrapped Sushi-rolls, more like 5-year-olds making Sushi-rolls, LOL. It got us in touch with our food, literally. How does mashed avocado compare to sliced avocado; how easy is it to spread cream cheese on a sheet of nori; how does liquid (from the Sauerkraut) change the consistency of the nori etc.
    2155 days ago
    My kind of cooking, though definitely not ingredients you'd find in my fridge in general! (My kids claim that I'm the best "leftovers chef" out there!)
    2155 days ago
    Intriguing blog title--pulled me right in : )
    Sounds like you had all kinds of fun and ended up with a really nutritious meal.
    2155 days ago
  • REJ7777
    That's a very interesting meal. I'm kinda wondering how you put it together. (Ex.: how you used the Nori, how you served the cream cheese (dip for the carrot sticks?)) Anyway, sounds delicious and nutritious! emoticon
    2155 days ago
    Experimenting can be fun, especially when the food turns out tastier then one would have thought. Good for you! emoticon
    2155 days ago
    Sounds like fun! LOL

    I'm with you on the sushi... it's fine without the raw fish! LOL I have a hard time chewing Nori (my teeth are "charmingly mismatched" LOL) so I do this experiment of yours with the low carb low sodium tortillas--though I do love California rolls, with crab and avocado and cucumber...

    And you're right, some of the oddest combinations can be very tasty indeed! LOL

    emoticon on sharing your "Pioneering spirit!"

    Kathy emoticon
    2155 days ago
    I love eating that way when I don't want to cook. But I don't keep nori on hand because I've never made sushi. I have pickled ginger and wasabi, though. :-) I think your combos sound really yummy. Duck eggs are awesome. We've been having one for breakfast sometimes.
    2155 days ago
    Why did you have duck eggs in your fridg? emoticon
    2155 days ago
    This is so creative! I can kind of imagine the combination of flavors ... the sauerkraut would make the real difference, I think, by adding a tangy edge to the softer but flavorful cheeses. The carrots, in contrast, would be sweet and provide a nice crunchy texture to offset the softness of the other ingredients. And total nutritional value must be pretty good - lots of proteins, fats, and the good stuff that seaweed has (iodine and vitamins, right?).

    I can guarantee you that you were the only family in America - maybe the world? - to have this particular combination for dinner tonight. Maybe ever in human history.

    Can't wait to hear about your next adventure with on-the-edge cooking! And keep having fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2155 days ago
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