My clients often say to me ‘Oh Emma, can’t you just cook all my meals for me?’ Unfortunately, I can’t do that BUT what I can do is try to share my love for cooking with you. This is why I will be doing a food blog every other week as part of the weekly nourish - how exciting!
I want this blog to inspire you with some new recipe ideas, help you understand how food can nourish you, and hopefully show you how easy healthy cooking can be.
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If like me, you are missing your sushi fix over lockdown, I can guarantee you will LOVE these open sushi bowls. This recipe brings great tasting 'sushi' into your home without the faff of trying to make it from scratch or the price of ready-made sushi.
I especially love this recipe because it's a bit of a lazy recipe that requires minimal effort but still tastes really good. You can also tweak it to make it your own by adding any extra toppings of your choice - I try to fit as many different colours as I can into my bowl to 1. make it taste amazing 2. make it look pretty like a rainbow and 3. to get all the vitamins and goodness from all the different veggies.
I also thought that these sushi bowls would be good fun for kids as they can pick and choose what toppings they want to put in their own bowls.
I like the fact that you can serve the bowl either cold for a lunch that you can take to work or you can warm up the salmon and cook off the veggies in some soy sauce to make a delicious and warming dinner.
The best thing about these sushi bowls is that you can enjoy them knowing that they are packed with nourishing goodness as they contain plenty of good fats including omega 3's from the salmon and unsaturated fat in the avocado. Yes, you heard me - fat can be good! The healthy fats that you would find in oily fish, nuts, seeds etc in the right amounts they can actually aid weight loss, and help fight diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Omega-3 is also an anti-inflammatory which helps with the recovery from illness and injury (take note if you have been feeling under the weather recently!).
Now I've told you how fab I think these sushi bowls are, but don't take my word for it...try the recipe for yourself and let me know how you get on by tagging @thenourishmentacademy.
Open Sushi Bowls (serves 2)
200g Cooked Sushi Rice**
120g Smoked Salmon Filet
3 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
3 tbsp Mayonaise
1-2 tsp Sriracha (or to taste)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
Optional additions (you can really add anything you like but here are some of my favourites):
Chopped Pickled Ginger
Tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
Handful of shelled edamame beans
1 small tin of sweetcorn
½ Head of broccoli (cooked)
1 Red onion
½ Head of cauliflower (cooked)
½ Red cabbage
Handful of Spinach
Mix the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar together to create a soy drizzle.
In another bowl mix the mayo, sriracha and lime juice to make a spicy mayo.
Add half the rice to each bowl
Top with the cucumber, avocado, carrot, and salmon.
Add any of the optional ingredients, and then drizzle the spicy mayo and soy mixture over top.
Stir well before digging in.
(**may substitute short grain brown or white rice, cooked according to package directions)
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