Italian Sushi

I know sushi is a Japanese concept, but as of late I have been eating it more and more in an Italian fashion.
Shout out to Gran Caffe L’Aquila in Philadelphia for giving me the joy of combining my two favorite cuisines. The concept is Japanese, but the flavors are Italian. The first recipe is savory and the second is sweet. They wont disappoint. And while I’m on a roll here (haha pun totally intended)
Get out to local fusion spots and embrace the melting pot of cultures America is so known for. (i.e I just heard of a new French & Lebanese spot called Cafe La Maude in Philly as well) I mean the world is your oyster. Support local restaurants and cafes! Not only will it be an enjoyable outing, it will help spark creativity in your own kitchens and cooking endeavors. Ok food PSA is over now just go and roll some sushi!

  • Salumi Sushi
  • 1 slice Mortadella
  • 1 stick/ thin wedge of fontina
  • 1 tbsp. of crushed pistachio
  • 1 tbsp. of fig jam

Lay out the mortadella, smear the jam and lay the cheese in center. Sprinkle the nuts, roll, and slice.
Just like our sultry salads these are palate pleasing ingredients with creamy cheese, crunch of the nuts, salt of the meat and sweet/fruity flavors from the jam.

  • Brunch Sushi
  • 1 Whole wheat wrap
  • 1 tbsp. Nutella (note for our lactose intolerant folks you can always substitute for peanut butter)
  • 1 banana
  • Lay out the wrap and smear the nutella or PB. Lay the banana in the center, roll, and slice.

This is so great as a snack or breakfast on the go. I make it the night before and refrigerate so the nutella serves as a glue and hardens a bit with the cooler temps of the fridge. Popping them in my mouth sitting in morning rush hr traffic.

Hope you enjoy both of these and can email us other ideas (Damndelish@gmail.com) or tag us in photos (@damndelish) of your Italian Sushi creations!

Happy Eating, XO.

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Dairy Free, Gluten Free, but def not Yum Free

Oh how a muffin that can actually be good for my muffin top! That’s right kids, low cal, low fat, low carb baked goodness.

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  • 3 mashed bananas (the more ripe the better)
  • 1 cup vanilla Almond milk (but really any milk would work)
  • 2 eggs (might test run with applesauce to make it vegan as well, but we will see how much free time I have in the next few weeks).
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups or 240 grams oatmeal
  • Optional, but I sprinkled with a little cinnamon (1/2 tsp.) on top before baking.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix and pour in pre greased muffins tins, bake for about 12 minutes. I mean really just eyeball it when the tops look golden brown, when the fork test passes, you are done. Jess is the baker here, I just straight up wing this kinda stuff. Although my love for food shines through with some of my, toss in suggestions: dark chocolate chips, blueberries, walnuts, etc. SALIVATING, you don’t even know.

Happy Eating, XO.