Urban Family sushi party

Last night I attended my first ever Urban Family Dinner. I am not an urban girl myself, although I visit the city often, so I was very lucky to attend. And even more so because it was a make-your-own-sushi night! The dinners are hosted by my friend, A, who is known as Urban Mother, and her neighbor, J, who is known as Urban Father. Father hosted this time. I’m sorry I didn’t take more pictures, but I always forget when I’m having a good time.

I forgot to turn the fisheye lens off before A took this picture of me cutting carrots for the sushi. J asked me to julienne them while another friend was supposed to julienne the cucumber. After he left the room, we looked at each other and I said, “I know I have a food blog, but…I dunno what that means!” “Yeah, me neither.” We were able to guess it, and later J confirmed. I better brush up on my culinary terminology.

*Very* similar to the classic salad with ginger sauce I get at local Japanese restaurants. J made the dressing from scratch – there was a ton of it, but I’m pretty sure we ate it all. I should’ve gotten the recipe!! The salad was just basic iceberg lettuce with cabbage, carrots and long, thin green beans (looked like Chinese green beans, but not as long?). The dressing had fresh ginger, grated carrots, garlic, maybe some sesame oil…I’m not sure what else. I fully intended to fill up on sushi, but I had to get seconds of the salad because the dressing was addicting.

Some of the items for the sushi: marinated mushrooms, sweet potato and green beans.

Notice the julienned carrots and cucumber…. Not everything was vegan, but there was a ton of vegan stuff. There were two other vegans at the dinner, which awesome because I currently have no vegan friends : (

Here’s my little guy, filled with every veggie available. I believe the fancy, rice-on-the-outside roll was made by J. Isn’t it pretty?

I probably should’ve added a few more things, but I was trying to hurry so I could EAT. I was thinking about sushi all day long, so I just wanted to get down to business (stuffing my face).

Yum. Sticky rice, creamy avocado, sweet…sweet potato, crunchy carrot, salty soy sauce. This baby has it all.

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