Fried Tofu Skins and Wednesday’s Vegan Lunch

I love tofu skin sushi (inarizushi). I had it first in Japan, not really knowing what it was, but it quickly became my favorite. I can never seem to order it at sushi places because usually all they have is just a tofu roll =(, but sometimes they have them at buffets =). Since I’m not the biggest buffet attendee, I decided to try to make them myself. I definitely didn’t do them perfectly, because apparently there is an art to getting the perfect air pocket, but mine did come out pretty darn tasty.

Basically, I cut the tofu into rectangles, blanched them, and then fried them twice. I cut a little slit and then stuffed with sushi rice. I used a little soy and agave as the sweet sauce.

I also marinated mushrooms in garlic, olive oil, and soy sauce to put in veggie sushi rolls.

To go with the sushi I made Carrot and Pepper Orange Confetti. I sauteed the diced carrots and bell peppers and then boiled them in orange juice and water. All cooked with a serrano pepper for a little bit of spice.

I made extra to pack for Wednesday’s lunch!

QOTD: “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” Benjamin Franklin 

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