Archive for April, 2011

Roll With It

……… so it’s been an eternity since I’ve blogged.

I guess, to make a long story short, I’ve been on some sort of lyme disease-induced hiatus.

I still have a long way to go on my road to recovery, but I hope to at least start visiting this space here and there with a few anecdotes, recipes, and short musings to slowly start chiseling away at the HUGE barrier I’ve fortified in my mind–that whole “Where in the world do I start!?$%!??” monstrosity. Do I summarize what I’ve been doing for the last four months or so? Make an outline? Write a short story? Perhaps a novel? Hmmmm. Not feelin’ it.

How ’bout we talk about my dinner tonight instead. Meanwhile, you’ll eventually catch a glimpse or two of insight and get up to speed…perhaps…I think.

Feast your eyes on that! A homemade veggie sushi roll chock full of asparagus, spinach, cucumber and mushroom.

Normally I would much prefer my Japanese fare to include slick, cold, raw fish and mooshy, gooshy, fatty avocado, but my Lyme doctor has me on an ultra-low-fat, vegan, wheat-free, yeast-free diet in a last-ditch effort to expedite my unbearably slow recovery.

So tonight my husband and I rolled with it–literally!

We managed to cook up a rather disgraceful batch of (the wrong kind of) rice…

Sliced, diced, and “sauteéd” the veggies…

And sort-of managed to roll it all up in seaweed using a bamboo sushi mat.

Okay, so some were better looking than others.

But we simply doctored ’em up with a bit of seasoning and wasabi.

And ultimately, they were edible, pretty tasty, and doctor-approved. What more could you ask for?

Well, a recipe or instructions to share maybe, but I’ll get to that once we’ve mastered the technique.

It’s good to be back(-ish).


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