Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Yesterday I celebrated my 29th birthday, which means this is the last year of my 20's. Next year I'll celebrate the big 3-0. Wasn't I clubbing at The Tunnel in NYC just yesterday??? I could hardly imagine being up past 11pm these days, and that's pushing it. Yup, I'm no spring chicken anymore. But not that that's a bad thing. I think I'm looking forward to ageing gracefully. (Ok, everyone, you can stop laughing now.) Seriously, I don't mind getting older, as long as I can have fun along the way.

And since we're talking fun, let me tell you about my birthday meal. I wanted to make something creative. Not just a dish, but something that was interesting to make. Sushi came to mind. I got all my ingredients together, read up on sushi making, asked for advice and got to work. This was my first attempt at serious sushi. I even made an inside-out roll! The fillings were spicy tempeh (tempeh, vegan mayo, spicy sesame seed oil and spring onion) and vegan cream cheese, avocado and cucumber. The inside-out roll was dipped in sesame seeds.

The results were not that bad! Ok, maybe not as beautiful as what you might get at a sushi bar, but they tasted great.

I had a fun birthday!

PS: The one in the middle is the creative one with the bit of spring onion sticking out.


Kelly-Jane said...

Paola, glad to hear you had a fun Birthday, Happy 29th :)

Your sushi looks great. I like that it is pure and gorgeous!


Mara said...

Paola, you are so brave to have attempted these at home! They look really great!

annauk said...

Your sushi looks great Paola.

Believe it or not, I bought a sushi kit and have been waiting to try it out!

You may have given me just the push I need!


Paola said...

Thanks girls!

It was really fun to make. Anna, whip out that kit!