This turned out beautifully if I do say so myself. I
didn't plan for all those colors either. I made chirashi-zushi made with
- the rice I made with water in which I'd boiled a leaf
of red cabbage, so the color tinted the rice - and when
I made the egg "noodles" I dripped in food
coloring to get different colors, same a if I was making
omelet. Then there is the light
green of the cucumber slices (which you can barely see
in my photo, phooey) and the orange of the smoked salmon.
When I saw those colors together on my cutting board
I had to find some way to show them all, so I made this
banded sushi thing instead of the usual layered-top-to-bottom
By the way, the lavender rice, because it is colored
by red cabbage, changes hue according to the PH of its
surroundings. Watch what happens when you add vinegar
mix to make sushi rice!
Then there's some
broccoli with simmered shiitake mushrooms. Actually,
those mushrooms are part of the sushi, but I didn't
want to break up all the pastels with those dark shapes.
And up above I have blueberry
mochi, blackberries, and dried cherries.