Monday, April 15, 2013

Cheesy Baked Artichoke Dip

My daughter tasted her first artichoke dip at a friend's house and thought it was heavenly!  Artichoke dip, I thought, isn't that just fat masquerading as a vegetable dish?  I went looking for a healthy recipe and found one with tofu.  It failed to please.

I have to admit, the traditional preparation is quite a bit tastier.  It makes a fine supper (once in a while) with some toasted baguette slices or corn chips and a citrus salad.

Easy Hand Rolled Sushi

Making sushi has intimidated me for a long time.  I found these instructions on the back of a package of Nori (Japanese Seaweed) and decided that hand rolls might be just our speed.   Hissho Sushi brand of Nori is best for this recipe.  

You can really put anything you'd like in these hand rolls, but we like California rolls so we use crab meat, cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, rice and cilantro.  (For a gluten-free version, use soy sauce marked gluten-free and avoid imitation crab meat, which often contains wheat.)