Veggie Sushi and Resolutions 2012

I wanted to pop in and share part of a delicious lunch I had on Saturday at Whole Foods. My husband is bored of eating at WF; we probably grab dinner there at least twice a week and sometimes visit on the weekends too. But I have yet to tire of their prepared foods bar. I am tired of it being $8.99/pound, but not of the scrumptious salads and innovative hearty dishes. I also discovered recently that they have rice-less sushi, which is what I’m about to show you.

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There. That is seaweed swaddling shredded carrot, avocado, soft tofu, cucumber, and roasted red pepper*. Dip it in soy sauce and wasabi. Not enough for a meal on its own, but certainly a healthy and yummy component. The rest of my meal was a seaweed salad and chunky chicken salad (from the prepared foods bar). Filling, and a perfect reward after a Yin Yang yoga class taught by Tanya B herself. Wait, you’re not supposed to reward yourself with food? Oops.

*This sushi reminded me of my “fushi” – nearly raw, riceless sushi.

Some words on new year’s resolutions.

One resolution that I think everyone should have, not just at the start of the year, but always, is to take care of herself. This could mean (in my case) going to the dentist even though you really hate it (and haven’t been in far too long). And then listening to your dentist when she tells you that yes, you really do need to floss and brush after you eat anything (!). If you are snacking often out of boredom and not hunger, that’s not good for you or for your teeth.

And in regards to my other resolutions – diet soda and reading. I went a week and 2 days until I caved and had a soda (today). I was debating between chocolate going on my uber-clean teeth and a diet soda and I ended up going with the soda. I’m wondering if maybe it would be better to just cut down on diet soda (say, limit of 3 a week or something) rather than going cold turkey. As for reading, I’m doing great – reading at least 30 minutes a day. I’m also trying to do a crossword puzzle to wind down at night (I would love to go to bed earlier and this helps).

A new resolution for the rest of January and beyond – more flossing! (At least once a day.)

I have many questions for you today:

  1. Do you do crosswords?
  2. Do you like to read (and if so what are you reading)?
  3. When was the last time you went to the dentist?
  4. Do you drink diet soda?

9 Comments on Veggie Sushi and Resolutions 2012

  1. Yin
    10 January, 2012 at 4:23 pm (2 years ago)

    That sushi looks really good!

    1. I do crosswords from time to time. I have a book of it and haven’t even finished half.
    2. I like to read :) I’m reading Snow Country by Kawabata Yasunari. I just started so I’m not sure if I like it yet.
    3. The last time I went to the dentist was last month — I always go every six months.
    4. I don’t drink any type of soda. I actually haven’t touched a lick of it for years :D

    • Maggie
      11 January, 2012 at 12:50 am (2 years ago)

      @Yin: Oo thank you for the book rec! And way to go about the dentist. I’m going to make sure I go that often now that I found one that doesn’t scare me :)

  2. Jill
    10 January, 2012 at 4:26 pm (2 years ago)

    No crosswords for me. I like reading but am currently not reading anything(except blogs!). I go to the dentist every 6 months. I can’t stand the taste of diet soda! :P

    • Maggie
      11 January, 2012 at 12:51 am (2 years ago)

      @Jill: I wish I couldn’t stand diet soda. I used to hate it, in college forced myself to like it, and now I still have a taste for it :P

  3. coco
    10 January, 2012 at 4:46 pm (2 years ago)

    that sushi looks great! I’d love to have it now as snack!

    1. I don’t.
    2. I’m really matters of heart.
    3. last week
    4. I don’t.

    • Maggie
      11 January, 2012 at 12:52 am (2 years ago)

      @coco: nice! Hope the dentist visit was good :)

  4. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    10 January, 2012 at 8:29 pm (2 years ago)

    That sushi looks absolutely wonderful! :D

    My last visit to the dentist was in October, I think. I don’t do crosswords to often. I like reading, but often don’t have the time. And I don’t drink soda anymore. Well, maybe 2 or 3 diet cokes a year, if I get an appetite, and that’s it.

    Taking good care of yourself is a great resolution! :)

    • Maggie
      11 January, 2012 at 12:52 am (2 years ago)

      @Kath: Yes, it is definitely hard to find the time to read! It’s so hard to pick which thing you want to do with your spare time. I would also like to play piano more but it seems to always be below something else on my list :P

  5. glidingcalm
    15 January, 2012 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    oh man that looks so good!! I either gotta try to find this OR MAKE IT. yes yes yes.

    and accompanied with chicken and more veggies? MY KIND OF MEAL