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Rainbow Sushi On Instagram Has Become The Latest Colorful Food Trend

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Rainbow colored rolls are the growing trend among sushi lovers on Instagram.

No, we’re not talking about the assorted rainbow roll that consists of a California roll topped with sashimi — we’re talking about a multi-color explosion on a sushi feast.

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Tasting the rainbow is officially food art.

In the past, we have been introduced to rainbow bagels and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Rainbow sushi is a popular recipe among vegans and foodies who enjoy preparing their own foods

The recipes often involve all- natural coloring.

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Instagram account Letscookvegan uses beet powder for red food coloring.

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Beet powder and turmeric or a small amount of gochujang can be used for orange coloring.

Rainbow sushi 🌈 All natural colouring used for this epic plant based Japanese feast 👅 Couldn’t help myself sharing another photo because it’s just so damn pretty 🙌🏼 I don’t understand why people still think that putting dead fish and chicken flesh on their sushi is a good idea 😷 Plant based sushi is super tasty, better for your health, it saves animals lives, it’s better for the environment… Endless benefits to going vegan my friends 😎 Pluuuus I’ll cook you pink sushi eheheh 💕🐷 Ps. Feeling a bit like @amylecreations with this spread 👋🏼 #vegan #vegansushi #pinksushi #eatvibrantly #eatveggiesnotanimals #sushifeast #inari #rainbowsushi #happydays #goodvibes #gratitude #eatforpeace #plantsarecool #livelikeyougiveafuck #govegan

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Turmeric is also primarily used for yellow.

A bit of spirulina and a pinch of turmeric for green coloring.

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For blue and purple, Lets Cook Vegan says:

“boil 1/4 piece of chopped cabbage in about 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes or until you’re left with about 1 cup of water. Use this water to cook 1/2 cup of sushi rice and save about 3 tbsp of the purple water to make the blue food colouring. Now you’ve got your purple rice use some of the remaining white rice you made to make blue. Add about 1 tsp of baking soda to the purple water and it will turn blue, now add this to the sushi rice and mix it well.”

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People have began giving their rainbow sushi rolls creative names like Mermaid Sushi and Rainbow Unicorn Sushi.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Photographer Turns Dull, Deconstructed Lunches Into Colorful Works Of Art

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Cafeteria lunches can get boring over time. Especially if seen five days a week. Photographer and artist David Schwen, who has an eye for the creative, was able to remedy this.

Schwen created a series of cafeteria lunches for the Daily Share which deconstructs popular hot lunches into its basic components. If you think a taco or a hamburger separated into ingredients is boring, think again. His minimalist style of shooting the most mundane foods and turning them into works of art is rather impressive.

The series also acts as a “How To” in case anyone had any reservations about how to put together these select lunches.

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Hot Dog

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Somewhere, There’s a Wonderland of Gummies That Exists

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Count the Rainbow: How Many Of Each Color are in Your Favorite Pack of Candy?

There’s nothing quite like reaching into the bottom of a pack of Skittles and discovering — yes! You’ve still got one red left. And while we can’t promise this will be the breakdown each and every time (nor can we promise you’ll always be so lucky), we do hope this nifty little infographic will at least give you some idea of what to expect. Bonne chance!

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*Standard 3-5 ounce theatre-size box used in all cases.

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DID YOU KNOW: Orange-Flavored Drinks Taste Like Cherry if You Dye Them Red

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This just in from the Kool-Aid School of Cooking. Apparently color, more than actual content, determines how we perceive a drink’s sweetness, authenticity, likeability and in some cases, even taste. As in, that green drink you thought was lemon-lime? Cherry in disguise. And that bright red drink you swore was sweeter than the pink one? One in the same, honey — one in the same.

Of course, that’s not to say the fruit juice companies are tricking you every time you pop a straw into a Juicy Juice — just that they could if they wanted to. According to a list of food studies compiled by the University of Washington, the way our brains associate color to taste strongly affects our ability (or inability) to correctly determine flavor.

“It is likely that people learn and become familiar with specific combinations of colors and tastes,” the report states. Which explains why, in one study, subjects were able to guess their drinks’ flavors every time, as long as they could see their “proper” colors. But when the colors were distorted, 40% of people thought a cherry drink was really lemon-lime, and only 20% believed an orange drink was actually orange.

Another study demonstrated how the reddest in a series of cherry-flavored drinks were perceived as being “stronger,” more “likeable” and more “true” cherry than their pinker counterparts.

The point is, next time you’re craving a cherry limeade, just grab a Sprite and toss in a couple drops of red food dye. It’s like, practically the same thing.

H/T Washington.edu + PicThx groovykindoflove

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RGB Colorful Pancakes

Pancakes infused with some serious food coloring. I’d love to bite into some of these…I wonder if IHOP or Denny’s will take note of these bad boys?