This week we made raw vegan sushi. If you want to make it entirely raw just use raw nori wrappers. I could not find mind at the moment so I used some toasted nori sheets. (Found the raw ones tucked behind my raw protein powder today).
Blyss my 5 year old loves to get involved in the kitchen. Soon as she saw me using the mandolin and making all of these fun slices of vegetables she wanted to get involved. Actually I think it was more of the nori mat that she was interested in first.
I used a pumpkin and hemp seed pate or mok rice. I usually just use a shredded vegetable for the rice, however I was feeling like I wanted something a little heavier. So I remember making a pumpkin seed pate from one of my books.
The recipe included pumpkin and hemp seeds. I put these in the food processor with a little bit of tamari and lemon juice and ginger. Pulse until ground into a nice smooth mixture but not to mushy. I eventually added one date as I forgot Blyss does not like the taste of ginger. This made it a little bit more kid friendly.
Then I shredded carrots, red peppers and cucumbers. I sliced up some avocado and we used a honey mustard sauce that we made. Yes I know this is not typical for sushi but it made her happy.
We made sure to load them with vegetables and then lift your mat and start to roll the sushi over tightly. Actually the fuller they are the easier they are to cut. Make sure to use a sharp knife to cut the roll.
Let the children make their own. This is the best way to get them interested in eating sushi and vegetables. They can get their hands dirty and sticky and love the fun of it.
She is a bit creative in the kitchen so I just let her do whatever she likes. She is so proud of her creations that I have to give her the room to be her own little “raw diva”
The end result is these super healthy and easy to make sushi rolls. Add a side salad and you have a great meal. Because you have added the pumpkin and hemp seeds it is actually very filing.
Enjoy. Let me know what you put in your sushi rolls and if the whole family gets involved? I would love to hear from you.
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