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I love veggie sushi. Not long ago I tried making my own and was surprised by how easy it is. I even got creative and developed a recipe with quinoa instead of rice.



Recently I got even more creative (and lazier) and created a sushi salad. It has the same textures and flavors as veggie sushi rolls in an easy to make salad!



What's your favorite kind of veggie sushi?
 

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Oh my Lord. That is beautiful! I have been avoiding veggie sushi for months because I'm pregnant and I read that it could be a Listeria risk. It's probably perfectly safe, but I'm paranoid. Let me tell you, I have never wanted sushi so bad in my LIFE. I want to dive right into that picture and eat it up!

My favourites are cucumber and carrot, sweet potato, and inari. Mmmm.
 

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Oh my Lord. That is beautiful! I have been avoiding veggie sushi for months because I'm pregnant and I read that it could be a Listeria risk. It's probably perfectly safe, but I'm paranoid. Let me tell you, I have never wanted sushi so bad in my LIFE. I want to dive right into that picture and eat it up!

My favourites are cucumber and carrot, sweet potato, and inari. Mmmm.
Mmmm - I love sweet potato too! Especially with a little avocado... I'm wondering if it would be okay if you made your own sushi? What part exactly might contain Listeria? The nori? Or are they concerned about cross contamination because the veggie sushi you eat out is made in the same vicinity as raw fish?
 

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Mmmm - I love sweet potato too! Especially with a little avocado... I'm wondering if it would be okay if you made your own sushi? What part exactly might contain Listeria? The nori? Or are they concerned about cross contamination because the veggie sushi you eat out is made in the same vicinity as raw fish?
From what I understand, it's sushi rice itself that can harbour Listeria, plus the threat of cross-cobtamination or improperly washed vegetables at a restaurant. It would probably be much safer to make it at home!
 

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From what I understand, it's sushi rice itself that can harbour Listeria, plus the threat of cross-cobtamination or improperly washed vegetables at a restaurant. It would probably be much safer to make it at home!
It is the fish with the listeria, at least here in the u.s.! The raw fish (not previously frozen), especially shellfish. We tell our pregnant patients that cooked or veggie sushi is safe.

From ACOG (sorry about all the fish/meat mentions)
http://m.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Nutrition-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true

"How can food poisoning affect my pregnancy?

Food poisoning in a pregnant woman can cause serious problems for both her and her baby. Vomiting and diarrhea can cause your body to lose too much water and can disrupt your body’s chemical balance. To prevent food poisoning, follow these general guidelines:

Wash food. Rinse all raw produce thoroughly under running tap water before eating, cutting, or cooking.
Keep your kitchen clean. Wash your hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.
Avoid all raw and undercooked seafood, eggs, and meat. Do not eat sushi made with raw fish (cooked sushi is safe). Food such as beef, pork, or poultry should be cooked to a safe internal temperature.

What is listeriosis and how can it affect my pregnancy?

Listeriosis is a type of food-borne illness caused by bacteria. Pregnant women are 13 times more likely to get listeriosis than the general population. Listeriosis can cause mild, flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea, but it also may not cause any symptoms. Listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature delivery. Antibiotics can be given to treat the infection and to protect your unborn baby. To help prevent listeriosis, avoid eating the following foods during pregnancy:

Unpasteurized milk and foods made with unpasteurized milk
Hot dogs, luncheon meats, and cold cuts unless they are heated until steaming hot just before serving
Refrigerated pate and meat spreads
Refrigerated smoked seafood
Raw and undercooked seafood, eggs, and meat"
 

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I love veggie sushi. Not long ago I tried making my own and was surprised by how easy it is. I even got creative and developed a recipe with quinoa instead of rice.



Recently I got even more creative (and lazier) and created a sushi salad. It has the same textures and flavors as veggie sushi rolls in an easy to make salad!



What's your favorite kind of veggie sushi?
Me!!! :drool::lick:
 

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It is the fish with the listeria, at least here in the u.s.! The raw fish (not previously frozen), especially shellfish. We tell our pregnant patients that cooked or veggie sushi is safe.

From ACOG (sorry about all the fish/meat mentions)
http://m.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Nutrition-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true

"How can food poisoning affect my pregnancy?

Food poisoning in a pregnant woman can cause serious problems for both her and her baby. Vomiting and diarrhea can cause your body to lose too much water and can disrupt your body’s chemical balance. To prevent food poisoning, follow these general guidelines:

Wash food. Rinse all raw produce thoroughly under running tap water before eating, cutting, or cooking.
Keep your kitchen clean. Wash your hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.
Avoid all raw and undercooked seafood, eggs, and meat. Do not eat sushi made with raw fish (cooked sushi is safe). Food such as beef, pork, or poultry should be cooked to a safe internal temperature.

What is listeriosis and how can it affect my pregnancy?

Listeriosis is a type of food-borne illness caused by bacteria. Pregnant women are 13 times more likely to get listeriosis than the general population. Listeriosis can cause mild, flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea, but it also may not cause any symptoms. Listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature delivery. Antibiotics can be given to treat the infection and to protect your unborn baby. To help prevent listeriosis, avoid eating the following foods during pregnancy:

Unpasteurized milk and foods made with unpasteurized milk
Hot dogs, luncheon meats, and cold cuts unless they are heated until steaming hot just before serving
Refrigerated pate and meat spreads
Refrigerated smoked seafood
Raw and undercooked seafood, eggs, and meat"
Have I really been avoiding it for seven months for no reason?! Dude. I am eating it next time I see it, for sure. Thank you for that!
 

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I never used to think I would like sushi, I'd avoided it for years! Then, one day at a potluck one of my friends brought sushi, with me in mind she made a few veggie rolls (I didn't want to hurt her feelings since she made them specifically for me so I took one), to my surprise I actually really enjoyed it.
 
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