Home Recipes For Sushi Rolls – 3 Advantages to Making Sushi From Home Without Raw Fish!

Home recipes for sushi rolls should be simple to follow, delicious and safe. I think that the best sushi rolls and recipes for home are often those that do not include raw meat or raw fish in the ingredients.

Here are 3 major advantages to making sushi rolls from home without using raw fish recipes!

1) Without uncooked meat, there is far less concern about salmanela, bacteria and disease!
2) Fresh, raw ingredients for sushi rolls is not always easy to locate. If you’ve ever sampled raw sushi that wasn’t fresh, then you’ll know just where I’m coming from!
3) Those at your dinner table will be far more likely to consume the delicous sushi you made once you’ve reassured them there was no uncooked ingredients involved!

Everyone can make sushi but most think it must be much more complex than it really is. Below is an extremely simple recipe that anyone can do!

The California Roll is one of the most famous choices for sushi. This roll has no raw meat and is a great sampler for those new to the sushi experience! Below I have included an extremely simple way to create a california roll at home.

First, the ingredients

4 cups sushi rice
4 sheets of nori (aka dried seaweed)
1 avocado
3/4 cup crab meat
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp salt

a. Cut the avocado in half, peel off the skin and cut the pieces into pieces. Now Mash the avocado.
b. Combine some imitation crab with the salt and mayonnaise
c. Cover a Bamboo mat with plastic wrap. Now place a sheet of the dried seaweed on top of the mat.
d. Spread sushi rice on top of the seaweed and pack down firmly till flat.
e. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the rice
f. Now flip the sushi over so the seaweed is now on top.
g. Place crab and avocado lengthwise over the seaweed.
h. Roll the bamboo mat forward while pressing the ingredients inside the cylinder shaped sushi
i. Press the bamboo mat with both hands then remove the rolled sushi.
j. Cut into the sizes/slices preferred and serve.

This is one of many great sushi recipes jam packed full of flavor that is easy and fun to make in your home. It also does not contain raw meat which is a good thing for the standard cook in the household.

The Saleable Home

There are a few very important things you need to consider when selling your home. I have listed 5 of them below. The last thing you want is to not do one of these and end up being on the market forever, or even expiring.


Get past the stigma you may have about REALTORS because they are your best source to selling in a timely manner and getting a good price. Yes, they need to make money (don’t we all?), no, they all are not selfish and uncaring. Most are really hard workers who just want their clients to be happy. In today’s changing market it’s also a good idea to work with a REALTOR because they have insight into what is really happening and access to a variety of marketing tools. They also have access to other REALTORS who have buyers who may just be the perfect person to buy your home.


If you’re planning to sell, you need to be realistic about it. You need to get as much valid information as you can. Knowing how many houses are for sale in your area isn’t actually helpful. To know how long they’re been on the market at the price they’re at is helpful. Looking at previous and recent “Solds” will help to show what buyers are willing to pay for a home like yours. Again, working with a REALTOR will help with this as they will do a full CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) on your home and have additional insight on the market.


This is more than just newspaper advertising and placing your home on the MLS. There are many different vehicles that REALTORS use to market your home to the buying public. Some of them are direct mail to certain areas, which may not necessarily be your neighbourhood, think of the areas that would want to purchase your home in order to “move up” – these are the perfect place to target. Then, there is the Internet, this can include Google ads, Facebook, Century21 website (or your chosen REALTOR), and obviously the MLS system. There are many other ways and ideas, I’ve just named a few – talk to your REALTOR about their plans.


While this is one is the most inconvenient things for the seller it is also one of the most important. Keep your home in “showing” condition at all times while on the market, as you never know when your home will be shown. Try not to put stipulations on showings, like “24 hours notice needed”, and/or not using a Lock-box. If it’s going to be hard for a REALTOR to show your home, they won’t put you at the top of their list. Be as convenient as you can and remember it will only help move the process along so that you can sell and stop showing your home!!


Don’t think of this as keeping it tidy and neat. It’s more than that. First thing to think about is the “WOW” factor, you need to have at least one. Buyers need to look back on your home and remember it instead of it just being a blur because it had nothing more than rooms, walls, and furniture. Add little extras that may not stay with the home but add a good, comfortable feeling to the home. Set the table with china and a centerpiece, bring the outside in by cutting flowers from the garden and placing them in vases throughout the home, roll towels in the bathroom and wrap each with ribbon or twine. Create a feeling of magic in your home, people will walk away with a memory…and I bet a deal won’t be far behind!

Rolling Hills Home Sales For First Quarter 2010

The city of Rolling Hills is a private, gated community that was incorporated back in 1957. The city maintains a ranch style/equestrian environment unlike any other in the South Bay. The sale of Rolling Hills homes appears to be charging well ahead of last year’s pace, when a total of 18 were sold the entire year. Interestingly, none of these sales were closed in the first quarter, whereas there have been five closings just these past three months alone. In addition, there are seven homes currently in escrow, making this year far more active than last year when it comes to the sale of homes. The median price for the closed sales through the end of last month came in at $1.6 million. The homes in escrow will raise this number given that they have a median list price of $1.95 million. The median price for all of last year’s home sales, on the other hand, hit $2.3 million, so unless there is a turn in pricing soon, sales prices this year may drop well below the prices of last year. In the meanwhile, inventory stands at about nine months when using the current sales pace. Of the 16 homes on the market, it is worthy of note that three of them have list prices over $11 million, an indication of just how stratified this particular area is with respect to home values.

The lowest priced sale this past quarter was $1.25 million for a three bedroom, 2,100 sq. ft. home on E. Crest Rd. On the other end of the price continuum, a five bedroom home with over 4,100 sq. ft. of living space sold for $2.15 million. Both homes have lot sizes totaling about one acre, which makes them far larger than a typical beach city home lot.

We will know soon enough if the increase in sales comes at the expense of price or if the prices will rally as they appear to be in other South Bay cities.

Western Party Decorations to Make Your Home Feel Like the Old West

A western party would simply not be complete without fun, country western decorations to set the mood and theme for your party guests. You can begin setting the theme for your party with the invitations you choose to send to your invitees. Whether your country western party decorations are homemade or store-bought, they will add to the fun and excitement of your party. Let your guests get in the western mood the moment they arrive at your home. Roll out the welcome mat and decorate your exterior entrance of your home with straw bales and season permitting, fun, natural accessories like Indian corn and pumpkins. Choose your favorite western movie actor and place a life-size, stand-up poster of John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, to greet your guests as they enter your home.

Party lights can be a key component of your country western themed decorations and come in a variety of shapes and colors. Chili Peppers, Cacti, Cowboy Boots or Cowboy Hats are popular shapes for western theme party string lights. String these lights around your entrance door or inside your home using easily removable hooks such as 3M’s command hooks that won’t harm your walls or wallpaper. Other country western party decorations can include your tableware. A red and white checked tablecloth with denim-look napkins, set the country tone for your kitchen table. Accessorize with cactus stemmed cocktail glassware make an impressive statement to your guests. Country western themed party decorations aren’t just seen, but can also be heard! Music is a major fun-factor to your western get-together. Popular songs from country western artists such as Toby Keith, Garth Brooks or classic Willie Nelson can be a fun conversation starter for your party guests to play name that tune!

Use country western party decorations to keep guests in the western mood for your party games. A cactus piƱata for your younger guests, an outdoor game of horseshoes or a homemade branding iron with a hung a poster of a steer, for a blind folded game of “brand the steer” – a western party twist on the classic pin the tail on the donkey. Your guest’s attire can be part of your country western party decorations. Suggest to your guests when you send your party invitations, that they wear denim and their best cowboy boots. Then when your guest arrive, hand out bandanas, inexpensive cowboy hats and deputy badges to wear during your party. The combination of themes for your western theme party are endlessly fun and readily available! Feel free to mix and match themes like cowboy, BBQ, hoedown or denim and diamonds when choosing your country western party decorations!

Remember, you have won half the battle of making your event a success for your family and friends if they feel like they have stepped back in time into the old west the minute they step into your house.