At least a few years before I entered the world of blogging, I hit upon a food blog that awed me. It was my first experience with food bloggers, that community of foodies that zealously cooks, photographs and recounts food experiences. This first blog led to a second one that was even more inspiring. Even after surfing countless blogs, and getting the courage to set up my own, these two blogs remain precious; a source of inspiration. The first was Clotide's Chocolate & Zucchini. The second, 101 cookbooks, Heidi's eclectic collection of vegetarian recipes.
I've read every one of Heidi's recipes, but this is the first time I made something from her blog. Sushi bowl - all flavors of sushi, but no rolling - now how cool is that?
Heidi used brown rice in hers; I used regular sushi rice; and you can use any short grain sticky rice you own or prefer. Cook the rice as the package and common sense dictates, then mix in Heidi's citrus-soy dressing. With orange juice, soy sauce and vinegar, it's a heady mix of flavors.
Top with tofu (cut into matchsticks and browned), toasted and crumbled nori sheets and (per Heidi) avocado. We're having an avocado-less existence here in Mumbai at the moment, so I topped it with cucumber slices, my other favorite sushi filling.