Even though this time at home during social distancing has been a time of shifting priorities and relearning how long somethings now take. I’m sure you are also rearranging cabinets to hold the extra groceries and entries to house your packages while they wait the time before you can open them with out having to spend time wiping it all down.
On my list of one hundred things for the year there is usually a few (or 20) pickled/ jam/chutney/fermented type entries. I do like how these things can add to everyday meals but am often lost as to how/what to use them.
Sushi is one of my favorite foods. This is also usually on my list of 100 “make sushi”. I did make avocado rolls earlier this year and they turned out ok. We’ve made poke bowls at home so the next logical step for me was to try and make pickled ginger.
It actually was easy. To slice up the ginger I tried using the mandolin but it was still slicing the ginger thicker than I wanted. However in the end I used even the ones I thought were too thick and it turned out fine.
Enjoy this with your homemade sushi or on top of avocado toast (just watched one of my teens do this). I’ll have to look on Pinterest to see what else people are using pickled ginger for.
When traveling our safe food is Sushi. It can easily accommodate for our Celiac needs and food allergy avoidances. Following are the two restaurants we visited while in the Denver area.
After hiking Dinosaur Trail we headed to the city of Golden. The town is cute and has lots of shops and restaurants. We ate at the new Okinawa. It had some great options and I was excited there was a roll with fruit and greens I could have.
Golden roll from Okinawa Sushi (minus the sauce)
Lots of Avocado Rolls
Our waitress was knowledgable and helpful and we had a wonderful lunch.
The next day after hiking around Red Rock we ate at Motomaki in Lakewood. Motomaki is Sushi Burrito’s and Bowls. It is much like a Chipotle where you choose what goes in your Burrito or Bowl. There menu is clearly marked with the gluten-free ingredients and the employees were happy to answer questions we had about any ingredients. The sushi burrito was good and the bowl looked tasty.
Sushi Burrito from Motomaki
Sushi Bowl from Motomaki
I would return to either of these places to eat. Thank you to both these Sushi restaurants for making our allergy travels safe.