Anniversary Japanese Feast

It was Josh and I’s 2nd anniversary on April 2nd so we celebrated the only way we know how- with food. We’re off to Atlantis this week so instead of going out to dinner to celebrate, we decided to stay in and have some of our favorites. This used to be our staple menu when we went to our local sushi restaurant, but since going vegan the pork dumplings and rainbow rolls aren’t options anymore so I wanted to recreate them at home. I used our “fancy” china that we’ve only used once before, our toasting glasses from our wedding, and made steamed edamame, vegetable gyozas, and vegetable sushi. I actually set the table, which is rare, and tried to make it as nice as possible.

As nice as it did look, it was really simple! The only thing I had to make myself was the sushi. I bought the frozen lightly salted steamed edamame and the frozen vegetable gyozas from Trader Joe’s so after a few minutes in the microwave the edamame was done and I dry pan fried them steamed the dumplings and served with soy and sweet chili sauce. I made avocado, cucumber, scallion, and mango rolls and avocado, cucumber, carrot, and spring mix rolls. I use short grain brown rice in my sushi and use seasoned rice vinegar to make it stick. Thanks to my cousin Allison for the prosecco! I really recommend this menu if you’re having a small dinner party because it’s easy to put together and looks really impressive. You get variety without a ton of effort.

Now off to Bahamas to try the best vegan food Atlantis has to offer! Next post will be my favorites from the resort!

Happy anniversary Joshy! 💕

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