Thursday, July 30, 2009

Soy wrappers for sushi

Who makes sushi at home, raise your hand? I saw these colorful soy wraps and thought how cool it would be if I actually made sushi at home, especially since I am a borderline seaweed hater. But then I thought (because I'm in the clutches of a low-carb diet at the moment) that it might also be cool to use these as low-carb sandwich wraps.

The SushiParty soy wrappers are about 7 inches square. Each sheet has 15 calories, .5 gram of fat, and 1 gram of carbohydrate. Just for the sake of comparison, sandwich wraps (of a similar size) can have 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 52 grams of carbohydrate.

And [insert trumpet fanfare] they're gluten-free. (When will GF issues subside? Anyone?)

A lot of upside. The downside is that, like many things made with soybeans, it has an extremely neutral flavor. (Can things be extremely neutral? Is it like very unique?) But they look mahvelous. Each package has 5 different sheets: yellow (turmeric), orange (paprika), plain, green (spinach) and sesame. You can find them in sort of random places, including Walmart. They cost about $3. Or, if you're really into the concept, you can buy a 6-pack from Amazon for $24.

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