I left religion when I was 19.
With the extra energy, I embarked on the ultimate self-improvement quest.
The perfect diet.
The perfect body.
The perfect life.
Diet-hopping was my primary hobby and there was nothing too extreme!
Raw foods? Heck yeah!
Fruitarian? Why not?!
It was only after exhausting every diet on the planet that I had to acknowledge what I was really looking for: freedom.
I wanted to feel light and liberated in my body but it was about SO much more than just food.
While all that’s a story for another day, my journey didn’t leave me without a love for gourmet-ifying vegetables.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not the biggest fan of turning nuts into “burgers” or tofu into “cheezcake”…but you can make some damn fancy salads that just might hit the spot.
Think about it:
Raw vegan lasagna? Fancy salad.
Raw vegan stir fry? Fancy salad.
Raw vegan sushi? Fancy salad.
Which brings us to today…I know this isn’t sushi – but it’s tasty as heck and you might just find you’ll feel a whole lot lighter at the end of the meal!
Raw parsnips or cauliflower, ground in a food processor to a rice-like consistency
Soft Goat Cheese, crumbled
Cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced
Nama Shoyu (I also really love Coconut Aminos)
Lay a nori sheet on the counter or on a sushi mat (I recommend the sushi mat!). Spoon on a light layer of veggie rice over a third of the sheet. Line up the remaining ingredients over the veggie rice and roll up tightly. Moisten the last half inch of the nori so that it sticks and stays rolled up tightly. Cut into sushi sized bites and dip in your choice of soy sauce!