Photography and Recipe by Ndoema
In the kitchen I’m every bit the global girl. I love mixing flavors and continents in one appetizing dish. This favorite snack of the moment is no exception. I’m combining the quintessential Japanese nori with the oh-so-Italian basil and spicy Mexican jalapeño!
Currently I’m sushi obsessed. You might as well know it. I’m a seaweed fiend. I’ll wolf down a pack of dulse leaves the way some do chocolate chip cookies or potato chips. I was a macrobiotic vegan for years, so sea vegetables in all their glorious shapes, colors and flavors have been (and continue to be) one of the staples of my diet. My Japanese friends in college used to look at me in disbelief when I’d serve them homemade hijiki and arame dishes they swore tasted “just the way mom makes them”. Don’t ask. I don’t know myself what’s going on there. Anyways, I’m digressing…
I’ll wrap just about anything up in a nori sheet. I always eat “raw” nori rather than “toasted” to maximize on the nutritional benefits.