Review and Cooking! Vegetarian Sushi Secrets by Marisa Baggett

sushiVegetarian Sushi Secrets: 101 Healthy and Delicious Recipes

Recipes by Marisa Baggett

128 pages – ages 12+

Published by Tuttle Publishing on October 11, 2016

Synopsis- Have you ever wanted to make your own sushi? Did you not know where to start? Marisa Baggett has written a vegetarian sushi cookbook for people who want to make and eat their own sushi and don’t want to eat the meat. In a previous book, she did cover normal sushi, but now she is telling how to make vegetarian and vegan friendly meals. She includes cooking the sushi rice, and how to roll and cut the sushi.

What I Thought- This is a very easy to understand cookbook. There are clear pictures that help you visualize the instructions. The instructions are simply stated and cover everything. I put the age group as 12+ just because of use of sharp objects, boiling water, etc., on the assumption of “without parent supervision”. If a parent is helping cook, the age group would be a bit lower, depending on how comfortable the parent is with that. We decided to make a thick sushi-style sushi, through lack of common ingredients on our part. I think it turned out rather well – here’s what we did!

First, we had to boil/cook the sushi rice – which is different from “normal” white rice; it has more starch to stick together.


Then, we had to prepare the rice dressing for the rice and then let it cool. You put on rice dressing to get a sushi taste.

Then I got my bamboo rolling mat out, and placed the nori (seaweed) down so it was placed vertically.


Following the simple directions, I laid rice on the nori, and then placed thinly sliced carrots, cucumber, and avocado, along with butternut squash “spaghetti” horizontally along the bottom edge of the nori/rice.


Then, you slice it.


We also made tempura from a recipe in the book!


We took leftover vegetables from the sushi, and put in some onions and broccoli. The directions were easy and the tempura came out great!

In fact everything came out great!


Altogether, this is a really nice cookbook!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 12+

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22 replies

  1. Sushi is good stuff…didn’t know about the special rice though

  2. Love this post! Great job with the sushi and tempura. Japanese food is my favorite. Perhaps you’d like to be my personal chef? 🙂

  3. Yummy! Now I am hungry for sushi.

  4. Erik, you bring me right back to the time, over 30 years ago, when my brother got us making homemade sushi. I wasn’t crazy about it and he lied to me about what the pink caviar was. I wouldn’t have eaten it, believe me! lol But many years later I did fall in love with California rolls 🙂 Nice review and it looks like your sushi turned out great! 😀

    • Thank you! I enjoyed making it. Honestly, while I am pretty sure that I have had “raw fish” sushi, I can’t remember when. I do like California rolls though. I am waiting for my mom’s friend to come over, because my family members don’t like “raw fish” sushi, and she does (as a fall back in case if I don’t like it). 🙂

  5. What a fun review! I love it that you included so many pictures. I just recently became a fan of sushi, so I may have to try this book out. 🙂

  6. I really love sushi, but am into the vegetarian ones, so have to give this a looksie. Thank you for the review.

  7. Your sushi turned out great! It’s not easy to make!!!

  8. Great ideas for vegetarians sushi!

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