How to Make a Round Oshi Sushi Cake

You need a round wooden mould. You can biuld up whatever layers you want. Just put the ingredients and rice in layers and use the lid to gently compress them between layer. Then decorate the top like a chirasi sushi.

Follow the steps

Finished product

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Doctors Prescribing Meditation, Yoga More Often

Mind-body therapies such as yoga, meditation and deep-breathing exercises appear to be gaining more acceptance in mainstream medicine, according to a new study.

Mind-body therapy is used by more than one-third of Americans, and that number is rising, the researchers noted. They found that one in 30 Americans using some type of mind-body therapy was referred to the treatment by a medical provider.

The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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A Hot and Spicy Thai Salad

Ingredients

Salad

1 lb package rice vermicelli noodles
6 oz shaved prosciutto
1 tsp butter
8 quail eggs
1 cup edamame
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 cup diced tomato
1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 cup carrot ribbons
4 pineapple rings (grilled optional)

Dressing

1/2 cup black vinegar
1/2 cup sesame oil
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp mushroom soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 fresh Thai chiles, finely diced

Method

Salad

  1. In a large pot, cook noodles in boiling salted water until tender but firm.
  2. Rinse noodles under cold water until cool. Drain.
  3. In a frying pan over medium-low heat, fry prosciutto for 1 minute each side until crisp. Drain.
  4. Using the same pan, add butter and fry quail eggs. Set aside.

Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except for chiles.
  2. Slowly add chiles while tasting to reach desired heat level.

Assembly

  1. In a large bowl, combine edamame, cucumber, tomato, cilantro and carrot.
  2. Add noodles to salad and coat well with dressing.
  3. Divide salad into individual bowls. Garnish with prosciutto, eggs and pineapple.

Yield 4 servings

Source: Ciao!