Dewey, our rascally and rambunctious cat, loves to play games. At bedtime, when I’m brushing my teeth, I call “Dew-ey, Dew-ey” and he races up the stairs because he knows it’s time for our game.
He gets in the bathtub and hides behind the shower curtain and we play peek-a-boo while I’m getting ready for bed.
Here he is, acting uninterested in the bathtub. But then…
He gets up and peers at me from behind the curtain until finally, he gets really close…
…and attacks my hand.
It’s really just a game of tag because all he does is jump out of the tub and taps my hand.
Cats love routine, especially if it has to do with (a) food, or (b) play. And Dewey, still being young, adores playing games. So every night, you’ll find me brushing my teeth and playing peek-a-boo with Dewey.
What an awesome idea for a recipe! This sushi salad, we learn, from its subtitle in the cookbook, “unrolls all the flavors of a sushi platter and tosses them together” (p. 16). Brilliant!
FYI – wasabi paste comes in a BOX, not a jar. I was looking for a jar, and it took some searching before I found it. Otherwise, most everything else could be found in the Asian aisle of the grocery store. Seems like it should be obvious because toothPASTE comes in a box too. Duh. Anyhow, here it is.
I used quinoa instead of rice and light agave nectar instead of honey (both reasonable substitutions, I think). Here are the rest of the ingredients for the dressing. After combining them, it smelled like sushi!
Here’s the quinoa and cucumber. I discovered I didn’t have a single carrot in the house (weird!) so I had to run out to the store to get some.
Added the carrots…
I found this crab meat at Jewel.
It’s a full pound, so hooray! I get to make this salad AND another batch of the crab bisque soup.
The nori strips (roasted seaweed, it states on the package) add a nice garnish to the top!
And here’s how the salad turned out. Sushi is one of our favorite foods, and this was reminiscent of it, for sure. Jacob and I both thought we could have added more wasabi paste, but we like things with a little spice. What a great idea and wonderful addition to the cookbook. Thanks so much, Cindy W.! Maybe I’ll even get brave and make my own sushi rolls someday!