Food & Love, the perfect combination…

We have all heard the the way to a man’s heart is through is stomach! Well I tend to think of food as something that not only brings love into the equation, but it brings family and friends together, helps you make new friends and meet new people! The kitchen in every “foody” household is the heart of the house, the place to “be” ❤

Tonight’s dish is not only a favourite of mine and my hubby’s but also a fave of my daughters! Its simple, its elegant, its tasty and even kinda healthy!

I stopped by the store on my way back from work battling the bad weather and picked up some fresh salmon, avocados and some limes.

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I chopped up my salmon tartare style and mixed it with some salt, pepper, grated ginger, sesame oil, Sriracha mayo and a squeeze of lime.

Whilst I was prepping the salmon I made about 1/2 cup of brown rice and let it cool down.

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Sliced my avocado and now I was ready to put this special treat together.

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I pulled out my heart shaped cookie cutter ( usually used for everything else but making cookies) and placed it in the middle of my plate, filled it with brown rice and neatly pressed it to the bottom.

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Then I topped the rice off with my salmon tartare and finished it off with my sliced avocado and a sprinkle of black and regular sesame seeds.

In less than a flash, a wonderful meal is ready for my lovely family! Yep love is in the air, that’s for sure <3, now all I need is for the hubby to come back from dry-dock, in the meantime I will enjoy it and think of my family.

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Homemade Sushi a la Carte

Salmon and Tuna are our favorite fish, especially when eaten in Sushi or Sashimi form.

Tonight after a quick dash to my local Asian Market – New York Mart – to get some Seasoned Rice Vinegar, I set on the task of preparing our favorite family dinner!

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I have a mad passion for Japan, Japanese food and Japanese Culture, and after my loving husband took me on a fantastic trip to Japan, that passion became an obsession ❤

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  • I rinsed and cooked my rice (no science there, just follow the instructions on the Sushi Rice container) but remember, its a delicate grain so handle it with the right tools

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  • I sliced my salmon and tuna
  • Sliced the cream cheese – below’s picture shows my son preparing his own roll, Tuna, Cream Cheese and lots of Sriracha Mayo

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  • Pulled out a leftover tasty Cucumber salad (cucumber, sesame seeds, sesame oil, seasoned rice vinegar, salt and pepper)
  • Seaweed sheets
  • Sriracha Mayo
  • Leftover seaweed salad

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We made 4 different types of rolls:

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  • Tuna, Cream Cheese and Sriracha Mayo
  • Salmon, Cucumber Salad and Cream Cheese
  • Tuna Marinated in Lemon and Cilantro
  • Salmon, Cream Cheese and Sriracha Mayo

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Served with some crunchy Salmon Skin and Seaweed Salad it was the perfect meal with my loving family…..<3

Of course the meal wouldn’t be complete without a bottle of Sake right?

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