I'm torn between two conflicting forces. On the one hand, I try hard not to buy stuff I don't need - consumerism, simplicity, and so on. On the other hand, I'm a sucker for those kitchen gadgets that may have an extremely limited function, but perform that function extraordinarily well. Enter my new nigiri sushi maker - the consumer wins the day.
Nigiri sushi can be made by hand, but this little plastic sushi maker is totally awesome. Stuff some toppings and seasoned rice in the ice cube-shaped mold, press together with a second piece, and pop out perfect nigiri sushi that sticks together like magic. It makes five at a time, so it's quick too. Limited time offer! Buy now! But wait, there's more!
Aren't they the cutest things though? I cut slices of toasted nori to wrap the little guys, like the pros do. There you go...fight the recession, go buy stuff you don't need :)
We've had a cool July here. I know parts of the US are roasting this summer, but it was cool enough one night this week to turn the oven on and make a pizza. This is topped with thinly sliced fresh tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, onions (pre-carmelized in a pan before adding), zucchini, and mushrooms. The basil leaves were added after turning off the heat - I put them on the pizza, and popped it back in the oven for just a couple minutes to wilt the leaves. After snapping the photo I added nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, and more olive oil.
Every time I make pizza or see it on blogs now I'm even more convinced that vegan pizza is the way pizza was always meant to be.