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Nature’s Pride “Sushi” Two Ways

02/10/2010

In this house I’m not the bread eater but Nature’s Pride issued a challenge to create a unique recipe with one of their products for a chance to go to the Food Buzz Festival.  This sounded fabulous to me and a great opportunity to work on #72.

By now you know my love for all things sushi…in fact that may be lunch today 🙂  Momma mentioned seeing a recipe for “sushi” before that used bread as a base.  Could I create a Cynthia version?  Why not…I had a free rainy Friday afternoon.  Enter my submission to the Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador Program to attend the 2nd Food Buzz festival.

Nature’s Pride “Sushi” Two Ways

First up let’s try the savory.  Most sushi is not sweet so I won’t scare you too much…yet.  Just ponder the idea of sweet “sushi” while we investigate savory bread sushi.

For this recipe you’ll need:

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  • 4 slices of Nature’s Pride Bread (I used Stone Ground Whole Wheat with Honey)
  • 3 tbsp of spreadable cream cheese with chive
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 English cucumber

How to prepare:

1.  Roll out each slice of bread until flat.  If you have a rolling pin that’s great.  If you’re like me find the nearest round object to use.

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2.  Add cream cheese to bowl and stir in garlic powder.  Add more if you like or want to repel vampires.

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3.  Spread thin layer on each slice of bread and set aside for a few minutes.  If there is any left it is perfectly acceptable to lick the spoon…it tastes delicious! 🙂

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4.  Remove red peppers from jar and open to lay flat.  Place on tea towel to drain liquid and cover with a second towel.

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5. While peppers dry, cut English cucumber to the height of your bread slices and peel.  Then cut in to match sticks like you find in real sushi.

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6.  Now is time for assembly.  Take one slice of bread and create a layer of red pepper being sure to leave small bit of cream cheese showing on left side.  The cheese acts like glue and tastes much better than the paste you ate in kindergarten.

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7.  Add several matchsticks of cucumber and roll entire combination into a roll.

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8.  Now it is time to create your sushi.  Cut each roll in half and then cut each half in half.  These awesome sushi skills do not require the awesome sushi knife my favorite sushi chef has.

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9.  Devour!  Warning…do not attempt to add wasabi or soy to this sushi.  That would be just wrong.

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Oh wait we have sweet ones to make.  Don’t devour…yet!

Sounds pretty simple right? So simple in fact they were destined to be dinner.  But what is dinner without dessert?

Have I given you enough time to process sweet sushi.  Ready or not here it goes.

For this recipe you need:

  • 4 slices of Nature’s Pride Bread (I used the same Stone Ground Whole Wheat with Honey)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter, warmed
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp buckwheat honey
  • 1 tbsp apple butter
  • 2 bananas (not too ripe)
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 2 squares salted chocolate, melted

How to Prepare:

1.  Roll out bread as you did for the savory sushi.

2.  Spread a thin layer of almond butter on each slice of bread.  Licking the excess is a must.

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3.  Add Greek yogurt, honey and apple butter to a bowl and combine.  Taste testing is required.  Heck taste testing the honey from the spoon is required.

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4.  Spread a thin layer of yogurt mixture on top of slices.  Remember this combination because it make a great base for yogurt mess.

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5.  Peel bananas and slice into matchsticks.  Resist the urge to slice into discs as normal because they just slide everywhere…especially into mouths.

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6.  Add bananas and sprinkle with a bit of slivered almonds prior to rolling and slicing just as with the savory.

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7. Melt chocolate squares in microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds.  Use spoon to drizzle over tops of sweet “sushi.”

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9.  Torture Hunni as I take final pictures while he drools waiting for a chance to try. IMG_4708

….Then devour for dinner and dessert.

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Thanks Momma for giving me the inspiration for these recipes.  I think I truly have found a food I can take to any party.  Who wants to invite me over now? 🙂

Note: I paid for the Nature’s Pride bread.  On sale buy one get one free at our local supermarket so we have plenty for more sushi and lunches this week. 🙂IMG_4609

**This is my official entry into the Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador contest for the 2010 Food Buzz Fest.**

Enjoy and then go check out some of the other entries like Brandi’s Carrot Cake Bread Pudding.

What is your favorite party food?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. 02/10/2010 12:37 PM

    This is SUCH a great idea! SO creative and those cute little “sushi” rolls look delicious! I need to try the banana ones. Good luck, you totally deserve to win!

    • 02/10/2010 1:52 PM

      Awww thank you. The banana ones were Hunni’s favorite. The salted chocolate makes them. Let me know what you think 🙂

  2. 02/10/2010 1:56 PM

    What a fun little recipe! Looks tasty too. 🙂

    • 02/10/2010 2:16 PM

      Thanks Tina. They are super tasty and easy to modify if you don’t like garlic or chocolate. But who doesn’t like chocolate.

  3. actorsdiet permalink
    02/10/2010 5:57 PM

    so creative!

  4. 02/10/2010 8:37 PM

    The dessert ones look awesome!

  5. 05/10/2010 11:48 PM

    this is so innovative! 🙂 …Jason is also *very* patient with me while I take photos of everything we eat… he is used to it by now, and ASKS me “did you get the photo?”

    😀

    • 06/10/2010 10:31 AM

      Hunni is very happy I’m not a regular food blogger. He only has to wait occasionally. But he is a sweetie because he loves the passion I have for my blog.

      Thanks for the compliment 😉

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