MOCK TUNA HAND ROLLS // An ocean friendly recipe

We believe the ocean is a great source of healing. If you are lucky enough to live close to the ocean you can feel its impact even if you aren't physically on the beach. The negative ions in the air enhance immune function, the marine layer keeps things cool in the summer, the sound, the smell - all things we can so easily take for granted.

Our oceans need protection. Plastics, pollution, overfishing, and disregard for natural resources are getting us nowhere. The oceans are one place where the negative impact of human intervention can be most readily seen.

We have become even more acutely aware of the damage that we are doing to the ocean. As a family (and to do our part) we have become more diligent in making sure that we greatly reduce our use of single use plastics. As a company we are trying our hardest to do the same. Recycling just isn't enough. The goal is to rely less and less on grossly misunderstood man made ingredients.

Another way we can all help positively impact the health of the ocean is to reduce our consumption of ocean fish. Not only is overfishing itself not sustainable, the by-catch, destruction of natural habitats, netting waste, and other practices involved with commercial fishing aren't either.

The good news is that there are many great (and fun) ways to substitute fish in recipes!

These Mock 'Tuna' Salad Nori Wraps is one of our favorites. 

Mock Tuna Hand Rolls
1 can (14 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 tablespoons lemon juice or white wine vinegar 
1/3 cup vegan mayo or cashew mayo (cashew mayo is 1/2 cup cashews, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 clove garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder - blend to smooth) 
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons dijon mustard (optional) 
1 tablespoon dulse flakes (optional) 
Himalayan salt & cracked pepper to taste
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor.
To make hand rolls: 
Shaved carrots 
Fresh lettuce 
Avocado (optional) 
Wrap these ingredients in nori with the chickpea tuna salad. 
It's so good!

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