RAW: Sushi with Cauliflower Rice and Spicy Mayo

Eating raw hasn't been that difficult for me. The hardest part about eating raw is trying to have your friends over for dinner, especially the non-vegan friends. Over time I think I've overcome my friends' objections to vegan food but you start throwing raw food on them and they get a little sketch. Which is totally what happened to me this week. BandMan invited his oldest friend over for dinner (they've been friends since they were like 2 years old, or something crazy like that) and it was the first time I had been given the opportunity to cook for him. But I'll be damned I'm right in the middle of a raw cleanse. I knew cooking food for them to eat and preparing a raw dinner for myself would be a little too tempting for me, so I started trying to figure out what I could make raw that everyone would enjoy and sushi seemed to be the only answer that made any sense.

You're probably not going to believe me when I say this but this is the best sushi I've ever had! The cauliflower "rice" tastes so much better to my mouth than traditional sushi rice. It's lighter and the texture compliments the veggies perfectly. Not only does it taste better, in my opinion (which doesn't mean shit), it takes way less time to prepare! Everyone gave the cauliflower rice a shot in their sushi rolls that night and I'm pretty sure everyone was into it.

I'm not going to go into the fine art of making sushi cause frankly, I don't know what I'm doing. It's all trial and error for me. Luckily, I feel really proud of the way my rolls turned out - which leads me to believe anyone can do it.

Scroll to the bottom to see the ingredients used - and don't forget to stay compassionate.

Cauliflower "Sushi Rice"

1/2 head of cauliflower
1 tbsp tahini
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tbsp cold pressed olive oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2-3 drops of raw agave
salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Use your food processor to break down the 1/2 head of cauliflower in to a rice-like consistency and then mix it with all the remaining ingredients.

Spicy Mayo

1 c raw cashews
1 tsp sriracha
juice from a lemon
salt and pepper, to taste
  1. blend all ingredients together


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