Many hours of my teenage years were spent watching Gilmore Girls. Some may say this was escapism or procrastination from school work but I argue that I was simply furthering my education.
Where else would I learn about the effects of excessive coffee consumption? Not to mention the fact that everyone has a different path in life and it isn’t always an easy one.
It’s been 9 years since the last Gilmore Girls series ended so the announcement of new episodes certainly excited me. Did they live up to my high hopes? Well.. they were certainly not what I expected!
Rory was Peter Pan. She hadn’t developed emotionally or physically (Alexis is so damn youthful) in 9 years.
Boy was I a little disappointed. Was Rory actually the worst? No! I refuse to believe this but she’s definitely privileged and it seems to have gone to her head.
These days we leave university with a degree and the belief that we can conquer the world. Unfortunately the world isn’t aware of this and the road to success isn’t always an easy one. The realization that the world isn’t on board with your plans can be pretty shattering so I don’t blame Rory for being a bit annoyed about it all.
Well, I won’t babble on about Gilmore Girls, there are more important things to get onto…like dessert sushi!
I have re-created the dessert sushi Rory and Lorelai ate while dreaming they were on a tour of Asia.
Dessert Sushi Recipe (Vegan)
Banana and chocolate maki sushi
- 1 banana
- Chocolate hazelnut butter
- 1 wrap or thin crepe
- Cover the crepe or wrap with a good layer of chocolate hazelnut butter.
- Place whole, peeled banana at the end of the wrap and roll up as you would a sushi roll.
- Cut into sushi pieces!
Mini banana maki sushi
- 1 banana
- Assorted nut butters
- Toppings: blueberries, coconut or shaved chocolate
- Slice banana into 1-2 inch pieces.
- Using an apple corer make holes in the center of the banana pieces.
- Fill the centers with a variety of nut butters and top as you desire.
For mango nigiri sushi
- 1 cup of glutinous rice
- 1/2 can coconut milk
- 2/3 cups water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
- A few slices of mango
- Combine rice, coconut milk, sugar, and water together in a pot.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the pot, and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Turn off heat and leave rice for 5-10 minutes to get sticky. Then add the coconut.
- Form rice into nigiri sushi and top with slices of mango.