Sep 13 2015

When the Husband Makes Sushi…

Late last night my husband held my hands and looked at me. “I want you to take the weekend off and just relax” he said gently. I am the one who is always “holding down the fort”. Or in other words, I am multi-tasking between playing with my daughter, throwing in a load of laundry, and planning our next meal. I live for it and love it so very much. Most of the time I am just fine and run through my day like clockwork. But every now and then I’ll have a rough night of sleep, or a stressful day and my body begins to wear down a little. It’s those times that my husband jumps in and helps pull it all back together again. “I want to pamper you a bit” he said, and I happily agreed. After an afternoon nap, he set about to make the family a delicious lunch. My husband is Asian, (Filipino to be exact), so cooking with Asian flavors and lots of spices is something that just comes natural to him. Now normally I do almost all of the cooking, but today showed me that when a man is determined to make a beautiful meal, wow can he pull it off!

Here’s what was cooking in our kitchen today… 

First there was a BBQ shrimp roll that included: BBQ shrimp, a thin slice of cooked spam, avocado, pickled yellow radish, diced carrot, and a sprinkling of nori komi furikake.

Sushi3

Next, he made a beautiful flower roll that consisted of: imitation crab, cream cheese, avocado, and yellow pickled radish and sprinkled with ancho chili powder.

Sushi2

Finally he made his own “caterpillar roll” which included: Shrimp, grilled spam, avocado, yellow pickled radish, cream cheese, and carrot.

Sushi1

Honey you did an amazing job <3 ! Being pampered today was such a beautiful surprise. I can’t wait to spoil you rotten tomorrow. I hope these pictures gives you all inspiration to make your own sushi rolls! Grab whatever veggies, and protein that you have in hand and get rolling! Have a beautiful night everyone <3

Sep 13 2015

When the Husband Makes Sushi…

Late last night my husband held my hands and looked at me. “I want you to take the weekend off and just relax” he said gently. I am the one who is always “holding down the fort”. Or in other words, I am multi-tasking between playing with my daughter, throwing in a load of laundry, and planning our next meal. I live for it and love it so very much. Most of the time I am just fine and run through my day like clockwork. But every now and then I’ll have a rough night of sleep, or a stressful day and my body begins to wear down a little. It’s those times that my husband jumps in and helps pull it all back together again. “I want to pamper you a bit” he said, and I happily agreed. After an afternoon nap, he set about to make the family a delicious lunch. My husband is Asian, (Filipino to be exact), so cooking with Asian flavors and lots of spices is something that just comes natural to him. Now normally I do almost all of the cooking, but today showed me that when a man is determined to make a beautiful meal, wow can he pull it off!

Here’s what was cooking in our kitchen today… 

First there was a BBQ shrimp roll that included: BBQ shrimp, a thin slice of cooked spam, avocado, pickled yellow radish, diced carrot, and a sprinkling of nori komi furikake.

Sushi3

Next, he made a beautiful flower roll that consisted of: imitation crab, cream cheese, avocado, and yellow pickled radish and sprinkled with ancho chili powder.

Sushi2

Finally he made his own “caterpillar roll” which included: Shrimp, grilled spam, avocado, yellow pickled radish, cream cheese, and carrot.

Sushi1

Honey you did an amazing job <3 ! Being pampered today was such a beautiful surprise. I can’t wait to spoil you rotten tomorrow. I hope these pictures gives you all inspiration to make your own sushi rolls! Grab whatever veggies, and protein that you have in hand and get rolling! Have a beautiful night everyone <3

Sep 13 2015

When the Husband Makes Sushi…

Late last night my husband held my hands and looked at me. “I want you to take the weekend off and just relax” he said gently. I am the one who is always “holding down the fort”. Or in other words, I am multi-tasking between playing with my daughter, throwing in a load of laundry, and planning our next meal. I live for it and love it so very much. Most of the time I am just fine and run through my day like clockwork. But every now and then I’ll have a rough night of sleep, or a stressful day and my body begins to wear down a little. It’s those times that my husband jumps in and helps pull it all back together again. “I want to pamper you a bit” he said, and I happily agreed. After an afternoon nap, he set about to make the family a delicious lunch. My husband is Asian, (Filipino to be exact), so cooking with Asian flavors and lots of spices is something that just comes natural to him. Now normally I do almost all of the cooking, but today showed me that when a man is determined to make a beautiful meal, wow can he pull it off!

Here’s what was cooking in our kitchen today… 

First there was a BBQ shrimp roll that included: BBQ shrimp, a thin slice of cooked spam, avocado, pickled yellow radish, diced carrot, and a sprinkling of nori komi furikake.

Sushi3

Next, he made a beautiful flower roll that consisted of: imitation crab, cream cheese, avocado, and yellow pickled radish and sprinkled with ancho chili powder.

Sushi2

Finally he made his own “caterpillar roll” which included: Shrimp, grilled spam, avocado, yellow pickled radish, cream cheese, and carrot.

Sushi1

Honey you did an amazing job <3 ! Being pampered today was such a beautiful surprise. I can’t wait to spoil you rotten tomorrow. I hope these pictures gives you all inspiration to make your own sushi rolls! Grab whatever veggies, and protein that you have in hand and get rolling! Have a beautiful night everyone <3

Aug 23 2015

How To Make A Carrot Butterfly Garnish

From this video, the process of making a beautiful carrot butterfly garnish looks fairly simple, but it actually involves careful planning combined with an extremely sharp knife with good knife skills.

The reveals what to look out for when slicing the carrot and how to shape it. Slicing the carrot and cucumber may require some practice to get it right. These eye-catching garnish will add so much more to your sushi presentations.
Another great technique invented and shared by Chef Davy Devaux.


Sadao Sasaki

Jul 29 2015

What you didn’t know about Wasabi

We all remember the first time we tried wasabi. That green stuff that send sharp pain through your nose. The truth is 9 out of 10, the wasabi you have tried is fake. Nearly 100% of the wasabi found in the supermarket is made from horseradish and masterseeds as explained in the video. The real wasabi is Wasabia japonica, a plant of the Brassicaceae family and is also called Japanese horseradish.

Wasabi grows in cool, shady conditions and will sometimes thrive if left undisturbed in misty mountain stream beds. It generally requires a climate with an air temperature between 46 degrees F and 70 degrees F, and prefers high humidity in summer. Since it is quite intolerant of direct sunlight, wasabi is typically grown under shade cloth or beneath a natural forest canopy.

Wasabia japonoica plants can take as much as three years to reach maturity in the area in these extremely particular conditions.

There are only few growers of Wasabi in North America as it is difficult to grow and this is why real wasabi is very expensive.

If you want to try real wasabi, try a high-end 5 star Japanese restaurant.


Sadao Sasaki