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Rocking the Art of Raw California Rolls

Posted on April 03 2012 | (0) Comments
Category: Raw Entertaining and Holidays Tags: raw wrap recipes, videos


Are April showers putting a damper on your outdoor activities?  If so, I’ve got a great rainy day activity that will keep you entertained while you learn a valuable raw food cooking technique. 

How about tuning into my online video demonstration and letting me show you how to make elegant California Rolls the raw food way...without fish!


My California Rolls are raw, vegetarian sushi rolls that swap out imitation crab meat for crisp, all-natural vegetables with thin slices of delicate avocado, wrapped in a thin sheet of nori seaweed. That makes them an all-around crowd-pleaser whether your guests think of themselves as raw foodies or just plain foodies.

Advance preparation is a key to easy food prep, particularly in Asian cuisines, where how food looks is elevated to a high art.  With a little practice, you will also be able to create my perfectly shaped bundles made with vegetables that you have readied in advance.

Your first step is to create what is known as a ‘mise en place.’  This is a French culinary term that refers to setting up your ingredients and utensils.  In the video, you’ll get acquainted with basic knife skills in a simple step-by-step process that will let you make quick work of tasty ingredients such as cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers.  I’ll also show you a fool-proof technique for removing the pit from an avocado and a simple method for removing the delicate flesh of avocado without mashing it

You can access Part I of my raw food California Roll demonstration video and link to Part II and other recipe demonstrations by clicking here.

If you’d like to look at the recipe and directions first, click here.

Are you already a rock star making rolls?  If so, I’d love to hear about your experiences and any insights you might have to offer.  I’m sure other readers would, too.  Please post your thoughts in the comments section.

Next time, we’ll talk about the technique you need to master for creating beautiful raw food California Rolls...and a special tool to help you get the job done more easily.  See you then.

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