Thursday, April 21, 2011

One of our Favorite Downtown Dishes: The Garden Handroll

One of my favorite dishes in town is from Koriente. Fresh, tasty and dare I say “healthy” – but don’t hold that against it because this humble dish has lots of sass.

The Garden Handroll is a medley of colorful, raw veggies. Sliced and diced this crisp fusion is paired with wasabi, a jumbo avocado and nori roll papers. For a dollop of protein and some extra oomph, consider adding the hummus. 
This hummus is citrus-free but doesn’t sacrifice the edge, welcome news for those Love Cleansers that have discovered citrus negatively impacts their day.

One final treat – requesting the nori papers roasted will cut the ocean taste and impart a rich, buttery flavor. Build each tidy roll exactly as you wish, roll it up, and voila! Prepare to be surprised by the punchiness of this simple meal.

On the health barometer – the Garden Handroll reels in at a 10! Besides the obvious benefits of the veggies, seaweed is rich in iodine and minerals, which are depleted in most of our diets due to top-soil erosion. These hard-to-acquire minerals play an enormous role in regulating mood, thyroid, hormones and overall happiness.


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