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I love sushi, but have to watch the raw fish so I figured I would try these lovely salmon and cucumber sushi rolls with smoked salmon. Add a bit of cream cheese to counteract the amount of salt in the soy sauce and the salmon plus the refreshing cucumber. For the rice I used a recipe I found on a proper Japanese website and in that recipe I substituted the rice vinegar with apple cider vinegar with a pinch of sugar (came from The Cook’s Thesaurus). This is very important to follow the recipe precisely or the rice will not have the right texture and stickiness needed. Oh by the way, I almost forgot: if you can get really fresh fish you can do it with fresh fish instead of smoked salmon. It’s up to you really, just make sure you know where the fish comes from. You can also just make all vegetable sushi. Shrimps, eel and octopus should always be cooked. Salmon and cucumber sushi rolls is a basice recipe that will make you enjoy some nice Japanese food right at home.
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Cucumber and zucchini salad is a typical recipe from Ivory Coast, a light dish full of veggies, healthy and extremely easy and quick to make. With lots of vitamins and elements good for the body, vegetables are highly suggested in your everyday diet; even though I love meat I must confess this cucumber and zucchini salad really surprised me and it’s my favorite salad, at the moment. Somewhere I read that the foundation of diet in Ivory Coast, South Africa and other African countries is fruit and veggies, together with fish. Here in Europe as well as in the US most people base their diet on meats and breads, but my goal for the near future is to start improving the consumption of those vegetables that I never used to love in the past. So if you are willing to try an African recipe and fancy a light meal, or if you are vegetarian and you are looking for new recipes, here’s the cucumber and zucchini salad: fresh and perfect for the summer. By the way: I added red onions too, they gave an extra kick to this dish.
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Spring and summer are perfect to grow your own vegetables, or to go to the market and have a wide choice of veggies and herbs like fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and much more. Cucumber and avocado salad is the perfect way to combine some of these ingredients in a healthy and tasty way, and this fresh and flavorful recipe will probably be your new favorite summer dish. It has low calories (about 200-250) but it also offers fiber, about 5 grams, and protein, 10 grams, so beside being delicious it’s also really good for the body. Cucumber and avocado salad only takes 5 minutes to make and you only need a few basics ingredients, easy to find in stores. You can make this salad with your eyes closed, it is that easy. Still, if you invited someone for lunch, this salad won’t leave your guests disappointed.
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