Vegan California Rolls for Beginners [+ uramaki technique]

Hi guys, Today’s very requested tutorial will be sushi for beginners. The rice on the outside method to be more specific. Now, this isn’t a professional version, just a simple way to do it at home. To make sushi that tastes right, you need the rice to be right. I am using this medium grain rice as it was the closest thing to sushi rice at the the store near me, but if you can get Japanese short-grain rice, it’s even better. First, wash the rice. See how this package says that I don’t have to wash it? Well, LIES! It’s just not as good if you don’t wash it. Just put one cup of rice in the pot and add water.

The water turns milky from the loose starches. Pour most of it away. Then, swish it around some. Add water, and you can see its even milkier looking. Drain that too. Repeat a few times until the water is pretty much clear like this. Drain out the water as best you can. Then add one cup of water. And time to cook the rice. You could use a rice cooker, but if you’re rice cooker-less like I am, you can do it this way.

Put the pot on the stove, cover and wait for the water to boil. This took about 4 minutes for me. You shouldn’t peek like I did. But I can’t help it. I always peek. Now turn down the heat to low. Let it cook for about 25 minutes. In the meantime you can prepare the seasoning. Sushi really just means seasoned rice so this is a super important step. But all you need is rice vinegar, sugar or your favourite sweetener and salt. In a glass, mix one teaspoon of salt, one and a half tablespoons of sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar and stir until dissolved. This ratio is just what I prefer; you might want your rice to be a bit more salty, sour or sweet so play with the proportions and find out what you like best. When the rice is done, the grains will be all puffed up and there shouldn’t be any water left in the pot. Fold in the vinegar mixture gently so we don’t squish the rice.

Now we let it cool. The thing about rice that many people don’t know, it that it can go bad if it isn’t cooled fast enough. That’s why I put it in a container like this and spread it out so it can cool more quickly. You can even put it in a cold water or ice bath. I usually just wait until it’s no longer steaming and stick it in the freezer, covered, while I make the fillings. Today we’re making vegan california rolls! Just replacing the crab or polluck with veggie tofu. This deep fried tofu has little bitsies of veggies in it and is pretty tasty on it’s own. It’s also known as q-tofu but be careful as not all brands are vegan. The rest of the ingredients are what you’ll find in a regular cali roll: avocado slices and cucumber matchsticks. I also have some minced scallion greens for extra deliciousness. To roll your sushi, get a few things together. I have my bowl of cooled rice, a bamboo sushi rolling mat, the fillings, a bowl of water to get my hands damp and a towel.

To stop the rice from sticking the the mat, I wrapped it in some plastic wrap. If you prefer not to use plastic wrap, you can also use a sheet of parchment paper as a barrier though it will be a bit trickier. I used plastic today as I thought it would be easier to show you the technique. Grab a sheet of nori and fold it in half across the long side. Then it’ll be a cinch to tear into two. Lay the nori with the textured side up, wet your hands lightly and grab a handful of rice. Spread it on the nori gently. If the rice starts sticking, just wet your hands a bit more. Just try to cover it evenly but don’t lay it on too thick. Even this is a bit too thick. And just for fun, I’m sprinkling some sesame seeds on top. Now, press down the rice firmly. You can use a spatula or just your damp hands. Now flip the nori over and it’s time for the filling.

Lay the fillings in the middle evenly. About this much. Too much and it won’t roll properly. Use the mat to roll the side closest to you, over the fillings and tucking in the other side. Squeeze gently, then release and keep rolling. When it’s rolled all the way, give it a firm squeeze along the length, try to be as even as possible. Then voila! Sushi roll! I find it’s easiest to cut after the rolls have rested for a few minutes so repeat until you’ve used up your ingredients. Then for the tricky part.

Cutting the sushi into maki. The best thing to use is a very sharp knife that has been moistened a little. My knives aren’t the sharpest so the best one for me is this small serrated knife. Which ever knife you use, hold the sushi firmly while cutting, don’t press down too much, just cut back and forth and like the knife do the work for you. I’m also cutting them not too thinly. Bigger pieces hold together better but they should be small enough for you to eat in one bite. And that’s it! Serve with soy sauce and wasabi if you like. And eat! Vegan sushi is so easy to make and can be so healthy as well. Please check out the links in the description for more vegan sushi suggestions. Be creative and use what you have on hand. As always thanks so much for watching this video. To find out what I’m working on during the week, follow me on Twitter or Instagram! Bye for now! .

Can You Guess Bed Sheet Thread Count?

– I mostly sleep naked but I don’t think we can do that on camera. (upbeat funk music) – Alright, let’s get in bed. – Well these are a little rough. – And these are a little newspapery. – I’m not really satisfied with this, it’s kind of itchy. If I have a slumber party, the person I like least would probably get these sheets. (chuckles) – I’m not a fan of these. I think these are like the 150 or whatever.

– These sheets are like a cape for Halloween. – Probably like 250. – Oh 250, that’s very specific. I’d just go with 200. – 300 thread count. – 200. – Well 200 is right but oops I didn’t realize cotton felt like this. – You win. Alright what do we got here? Ooo! – This is significantly better. – I like it. – Ooo these are better. Now I understand. – These are quite nice. – I can have sex in these sheets. – Yes. (laughs) – These are more bangable. – See to me, all sheets are bangable unless it’s a plastic tarp. – I prefer sheets with dark colors. – Yes for periods. – I like touching myself. – I’m gonna get out of bed now. – These are not Netflix and Chill sheets these are like, Sunday morning breakfast in bed, I love you sheets. You know? – I think the thread count is probably, I’m gonna guess 400. – I say 500. – These are 700. Fo sho. – Oh bloody hell we know nothing. – Killin it! – I’m so close! – Well I’m just gonna fart in here. – These seem like an executive would own these. – These are like the not classy 1% though.

This is like the Donald Trump of sheets. – They’re really thick. – Yeah. This feels like an army uniform. – Yeah I’m not a big fan of this. – Also yeah the color throws me off. I wouldn’t really want to bang in these sheets. – I like this color. – So sex rating, low. – I’m gonna say 850. – I would say 400. – Shit I don’t know, 1000? I win! – 1000 thread count. – What! The higher the thread count, the better though.

Or is it sometimes it’ll suddenly drop off and be shit again? (grunts) – Ooo! – Yes! – Yeah were getting into cotton territory. 6- It reminds me of a super hero in the night. – Jesus Christ. – Ok they’re very thin but they’re very soft. – Wiggle your toes. – This just feels very elegant and flowy. – Sex rating? – This is not, this is like a 10. – I would feel bad about banging in these risking not feeling this again. – I don’t know like 3000. – You’re gonna say 3000? I wanna say 1,200. 1800 thread count. If it’s good enough to clean camera lens, it’s good enough to rub on my body.

– I thought you were gonna say butt. – Or my butt. – I think there’s a clear winner. – Yeah. – Microfiber. – Microfiber for the win. – Shockingly enough, microfiber was the upset. It’s a cheaper sheet but yet far superior. – Definitely softer. – Yes these are my favorite. – I love that microfilm. – Microfiber. – I love that microfiber. I love it. .

Bamboo Rayon Fabrics Intro

Hi guys, Happy Easter! How good is that? I bet you guys will have a lot of chocolate overload this time. So thank you so much for supporting us throughout this month and last month we have launched our pre-Easter sale so that is 15OFF, 15 percent off of roll purchase order. So if you haven’t actually started ordering please you can start ordering now because it’s ending on the 25th of April so only, you can count only a few weeks left and if you have ordered, we thank you so much for this and we would love to give back to you guys to roll out much more sustainable fabric.

So this month we wanted to focus on something that is inter-seasonal so we wanted to launch our bamboo range that is actually good for our Australian customer that is kind of like autumy and good for our European also US customer that is going towards spring and summer. So first of all I wanted to launch two fabrics that I’m gonna do a bit of a comparison. Now we’re gonna have a new product code for this the SNEW code that I’m telling you in a second they’re just only a temporary code. So this is SNEW85 as you can see, let me put it back a little, it’s a little bit shiny, it’s 100%bamboo rayon and is 140gsm whereas this one is less shiny as you can see it’s a bit matte, it’s bamboo rayon as well it’s 150gsm. So this kind of material is so beautiful that you can make a lot of things out of it, you know, you can even consider making this sleepwear or shirt, shirtdress, of you can even make it kind of a top, you know for casual wear that you can really go out to wear it at the same time youknow you can make it into a dress that you can make it into semi casual that go in to work etc.

Beautiful fabric, it’s so soft, this kind of material, if it touch on your skin, it’s got a natural softness and coolness on it. And then the two material that we wanted to launch is this is bamboo rayon fine twill, and this is bamboo twill. I’m gonna make it a bit closer and you can see the fabric has a bit of a shine on it in the yarn and the fabric is actually you can see the light pattern it’s a bit of a diagonal twill, hope you can see it. And this one has a more obvious twill as you can see. So this is SNEW88 and this is SNEW113. This is 230gsm whereas this one is 160 gsm so it goes thicker as we go. so here are the four new bamboo fabric that we would like to launch we will share with you. If you guys have any questions and would like to try and order some samples please feel free to contact our customer support email, so it’s customersupport@vivifytextiles.com if you have nay questions you can as myself my name is Edwina and you can contact me at edwina.huang@vivifytextiles.com.

So I can’t wait to hear from you guys and thank you so much for your support. Have a great Easter, see you guys .

Building a queen size bed from 2×4 lumber

I want to build a queen size bed for a friend using my plans. And I picked up most of the lumber from the Home Depot with my car. Now the plans actually call for a lot of 2 by 4’s and even 2 by 3’s, but I actually bought mostly 2 by 10’s, just because that way I got much better quality lumber. I’ll start by making the side rails and I want to use some of the nicest looking lumber for that, because that’s the most viable. And that side rail needs to be 7 inches wide. You heard that right, 7 inches. I’m actually using inches for this project. These big planer shavings sure fill up a dust collector fast. Now that I have the pieces planed, I can cut them to length. Now I need to glue on this rail, here and that will later support the slats. Now for the legs I need a whole bunch of pieces that are 2 1/2 inches wide.

But, I’ll cut these to a little bit wider from here so I can trim them down later. Now I’m gonna join the leg pieces together and here’s my long piece and this goes here, and this goes here. These 2 boards are gonna form the headboard with the posts on either side, like here and like here. And I want to give this a bit of a nice profile, so I modified the CAD model and freed up the template for this, and I’m just gonna trace that through, by outlining those lines with a carpenter’s pencil. And that will leave a mark on the wood. For the mirror image, I’m tracing my pattern through the back.

I’m just using a strip of wood to smooth out between the place that I traced through. Now, I’m just gonna round-over the edges before I put the headboard together. So, here’s my glued headboard legs and I could smooth the joints out with a hand plane, but I’ll just do it on my jointer. Here is roughly what my headboard is gonna go together like this. In my plans, I have this joined with dowels but, I’m gonna use some floating tenons, like these. They’re sort of like really big festival domino’s. And that should be much better. I cut these from a strip of Oak and rounded the corners on my router table. And I’ve already joined the foot board with those so, now let’s cut the joints for this one. I just worked up the spacing for the mortises and for each one of those I marked on which side the mortise goes so I don’t cut on the wrong side.

I’m gonna cut the slats on my slot mortiser which I haven’t been using that much since I built the pantorouter. But, this machine does slot mortises really well. I just transferred all the mortise locations for the rails. Now I can also cut those on my slot mortiser. I’m gluing blocks of wood between the slats and that will keep them from sliding around. I’m cutting down the slats in thickness towards the ends, which will allow them to rest a bit lower on the frame. And it also makes up for any differences in thickness in the scrap wood that I’m using. Before gluing it together, I’m rounding over all the exposed edges. Well, that took some fast action with the clamps and some hard pounding to get that joint fully closed. I guess that’s certainly a problem you could avoid, if you just used pocket holes. After that, I varnished all the pieces, but it was pretty boring so I didn’t take video of that.

Headboards are almost always pushed against the wall so I cut out this corner here, for a baseboard and cord around. A little bit, it fits. .

How to Choose Paint Colors

Hi, I’m the  designer, as well as welcome to Dunn-Edwards Paints’s “How to Paint” video series. Choosing paint colors for your home could be  a bit of a difficulty. While you may feel overloaded with many shade options that you don’t even know where to begin, starting with some standard shade concepts will certainly assist you find the ideal shade. In this video, we’ll share ideas for picking the best shade that’s right for you as well as your room.

Let’s take a look at the psychology of color and also how you can utilize it to make shade option simpler. When checking out a color scheme, there are warm tones as well as cool tones throughout the scheme. Warm and cool tones evoke specific moods in an area that ready standard guidelines to consider when selecting shade. Warm tones consist of reds, oranges, as well as yellows. These colors are energetic, spirited, as well as packed with action and also life. Red, the best of the warm tones, is the most passionate of all shades. Orange is a discussion shade. It’s used a lot in kitchen areas and also eating locations. Yellow, an intense and also joyful color, could cheer up the dullest space. Now, cool tones are the opposite of warm tones. These colors influence leisure and also meditation. They include greens, blues, indigos, and also violets. Green, the shade of nature, is a relaxing, cool shade fantastic for bedrooms and bathrooms. Blue, my favored color and also the shade of the ocean, highlights ideas of day spas and also calming areas.

Purple and indigo are a lot more spiritual and also thoughtful. These colors are great for meditation areas. White stands for purity, peace, and also intelligence.

These in proportion to various other components in the room, it’s terrific for workplace and locations where you have to think. Blacks and  browns are grounding colors. These colors are used in various tones throughout the house. Now, let’s look at the function of the area when picking shade. Most residences have the basic spaces we are all made use to, like living spaces or household spaces, dining spaces and also cooking areas, or bed rooms and also shower rooms. And also some bigger houses have offices. A variety of ideas relate to tint option for several various factors. Your decision to work to a color scheme controlled by warm, great, or neutral tones can be influenced b

y a number of aspects. As an example, the climate where you live– warm colors are usually more appropriate in cool environments and also cooler shades in warmer regions. Likewise, the orientation of your windows– a south-facing orientation will certainly suggest a cool to neutral shade preference, while a north positioning suggests making use of a warmer shade. Activity is another variable. Warmer colors have the tendency to favor task and also stimulation, while neutral and cooler shades prefer calm and reflection.

These results raise symmetrical to the strength of the shade used. Private preference is an additional important influence, as well. Rooms utilized by a single person will be programed to that individual’s certain taste, while spaces used by numerous individuals have to meet the requirements of a selection of choices. Numerous people might want to avoid the  extreme colors in these rooms. Bear in mind, these are basic ideas, not tough and quick regulations to obey. Have fun choosing colors and pay attention to your impulses. Now, consider several of these standard policies to begin with confidence constructing your shade palette. Policy one, do your research. Check out publications, draw paint swatches, as well as match the shades for all the existing pi

eces in your house, from your artwork, rugs, sofas, bamboo bath towels, materials, best bedding, as well as drapery. You’ll desire to identify just what functions are currently in your area that you would certainly think about long-term. Right here’s some info about organic bamboo fabric

Look at the flooring, closets, floor tile, window coverings, and also any kind of huge items of furnishings. Note the major shades that exist in these places and use them as a guide. Dunn-Edwards also provides a, on the internet, shade device called Explore the Perfect Palette, which permits you to develop and also save your favored shade systems. You might even apply shades to a picture of an interior to see exactly how the shade will certainly look in a real setup. And also as soon as you’ve selected your shade, you could get color chips online.

Policy number 2, look at the lighting in your space. Often times, in selecting the appropriate color of color, lights is a determining factor. If a room obtains little all-natural light, you may want to lighten up the space by painting it a light, cool shade. If a room gets a great deal of sunlight as well as you desire to make the room more tranquil, take into consideration repainting it a much deeper, richer shade. Policy number three, do not think that the color on the paint chips will look the very same on your walls. Do not think that the color that you see in

your buddy’s house will look the very same in yours.

You could have different illumination, flooring, furnishings, as well as additionally think about all the building information. Policy number four, be sure to examine the paint samples. Try a the shade on the wall surface prior to committing to a full area of the color. Visit your neighborhood Dunn-Edwards Paints shop and also select from numerous color chips that remain in the color array that you want. Do not restrict on your own to 1 or 2, as they might look different once you take them to your house.

Once you pare down your color options, you’ll want to choose at least 3 to four shades in that same array to test the paint before you paint the whole space. Currently, we’re intending to repaint this room. I brought this little guy, the Dunn-Edwards eight-ounce Perfect Palette Sampler. It’s the ideal amount that you need in order to see precisely how the colors you’ve selected will certainly look prior to your start of repainting. Each eight-ounce example covers concerning a four-foot by four-foot area with two coats of paint. Paint a two-foot by two-foot sample location of each shade on your wall surface, make certain to use a minimum of 2 layers of paint to ensure the most effective color, and afterwards live with the shade for a few days. See exactly how it feels and look at various times of day as well as during the night. See how the lights in your house and also all the surrounding colors influence your shad

e options. Does one interest you greater than others? Next step, get motivated. Ideas are individual to each of the people in our residences. It can originate from anywhere, such as your art collections, draperies, a favored location rug, or perhaps publications.

Last but not least, keep in mind that color shade’s are fun. To find out even more concerning the paint as well as painting, view the various other “How to Paint” video clips on the dunnedwards videos. For Dunn-Edwards Paints, Thanks for watching and have fun painting.

The Facts About Bamboo Sheet

bamboo bed sheetsThere are a great deal of ads regarding Bamboo Fiber Sheets. I could possibly wonder about the fact of these advertisements.

bamboo sheets queenJust what is actual and exactly what isn’t really? Are these Bamboo Sheet like they state?

So, I went down to my collection, OK, went on Google, and did some research study. Here is the Truth Concerning Bamboo Sheets. Very interesting information.

bamboo sheet Basically the research study that I did claims that bamboo sheets are around like you are getting, without spending for silk. And bamboo has some benefits over silk!Not each concurs, however the majority of really feel that bamboo bedding is the ideal.

Bamboo Towels are Eco-friendly!

Are you looking for a new and creative way to help save the environment? Perhaps you planned to “get around to it”, or simply aren’t sure what you can do to start going green. To help save the planet we all have to do our part, so remember, even the little things can add up, which is why one easy thing you can start doing today is to buy organic products.

These are products that are created without hurting the planet like other manufacturing processes. One such product you can buy right now, that you wouldn’t even notice, is to buy organic kitchen towels. These organic towels are available in an exhaustive amount of colors and patterns to suit even the pickiest consumer.

Almost every organic towel is hypoallergenic and the most common ones are made of hemp and bamboo. These towels can be used in the same manner as any other kitchen towel; drying dishes, cleaning up spills, and drying hands. Simply put, you won’t notice a difference between organic kitchen towels and their counterparts.

The plants used to make these towels, bamboo and hemp, are grown organically without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. When the fabric is being harvested and processed, harsh chemicals are not used, including the dyeing process.

With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the two most popular types of fabrics used to make these towels and the advantages they have over regular cotton kitchen towels.

Bamboo

The bamboo plant is harvested using very little resources and can be harvested every 3-4 years, making it a wonderfully eco-friendly plant. Towels made from bamboo are naturally antibacterial and biodegradable. They are also very soft and more absorbent than a standard cotton towel.

Hemp

Made from the flax plant, this plant is also grown without the use of any pesticides or chemicals. Most organic hemp towels aren’t dyed. While not as absorbent and soft as bamboo towels, they are generally less expensive.

When buying an organic towel, you must pay careful attention to the label, as it will be certified as organic. Of course the rules are different for each country, so be sure to educate yourself on what truly constitutes an organic product from the country in question.

While we can’t undo the damage to the planet as quickly as we have polluted it, even you can start doing your part today, which includes buying organic products such as kitchen towels. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3937951

Eco Friendly Bamboo Bedding

Bamboo is commonly thought of in its construction and landscaping forms. Many, however, are catching on to the fact that it makes an excellent fabric. When processed (using natural and eco-friendly methods), bamboo fibers can be transformed into fabric that is softer than cotton with a drape like silk. It is less expensive and more durable but, most importantly, does far less damage to the environment even than organic cotton. It is luxuriously soft with what has been described as a similar feel to cashmere. Its cloth is an indulgence with its wonderful silky softness.

Bamboo clothing is for all seasons and for all skin types. It does not stick to the body or skin even on the hottest of days and will always make you feel extremely cool under any condition.

Bamboo Fabric is Green

Bamboo grows over 3.5ft/day at its maximum height during its peak growth. Unlike other forest trees which require a 60-year recovery period, natural bamboo plants are easily recovered within 2-3 years after cutting without leaving any adverse impact on the environment. A bamboo plantation requires less energy to maintain than any other trees or plants for fiber production. The bamboo plant can survive in drought and in flood.

Bamboo fiber is manufactured from 100% bamboo plant using top-of-the-line technologies. Most companies use raw bamboo that is 3-4 years old. Its vast root network assures its sustainability. As new shoots sprout, more sunlight is able to filter through, and greenhouse gases are converted into new green growth. The fiber is completely biodegradable in soil, making it eco-friendly. Bamboo fiber is praised as “the natural, green, and eco-friendly new-type textile material of 21st century.”

Bamboo plants thrive even without any pesticide. Research has proven that bamboo contains “bamboo kun”, a singular unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent that when blended with bamboo binds tightly into the fiber. Bamboo fiber contains natural anti-bacterial components that, unlike chemical antimicrobial treatments, do not cause any skin irritation or allergies when added to clothing. The natural and unique features of anti-bacteria and deodorization of the bamboo fiber have been proven through research by the Japan Textile Inspection Association, which showed that the bacteriostasis is still present in the fabric even after being washed more than 50 times.

Bamboo Fabric is Gorgeous Bamboo fabric is destined to revolutionize the clothing industry. What is most notable of bamboo fiber is its unusual breathability and coolness. The micro-gaps & micro-holes that naturally occur in the bamboo fiber make its fabric moisture-absorbing and ventilating. This element enables bamboo fabric to absorb and eliminate moisture instantly. The textiles have many fantastic properties that when combined make this a truly amazing fabric – breathable and cool, nice luster; extremely soft; fast water absorption performance; and anti-bacterial. Those familiar with cotton, nylon and other textiles are amazed with the great difference and comfort bamboo fabric provides.

Bamboo Clothing has been tagged “Air-Conditioning Dress.” The fiber is highly absorbent, moisture-rich, quick-drying, anti-bacterial, deodorizer, brightly colored yarn & ultimate softness is breaking textile markets and fashionistas’ choices of clothing and apparel. Designers like as Kate O’Connor, known for creating ponchos and knits, have shifted from silk to the eco-friendly bamboo fabric. Other eco-fashion designers like Amanda Shi and Linda Loudermilk have followed suit.

Perhaps the best use of bamboo fibers is for babies, and lots of bamboo clothing is already available in the market, along with towels, blankets, and other linens. Whether at play or at sleep, babies are extremely comfortable when wearing bamboo fibers because the fiber keeps them cool and comfortable. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1707921