My iPhone is approaching it's first year of my ownership and is sadly looking a little worse for wear - the screen is cracked and the front-facing camera turns everything into a soft-focused giant blur. Unpacking the brand new S7 felt like Christmas - the phone is super shiny, lightweight and not too much of a mental stretch for an iPhone user to get to grips with. It's also dust and waterproof which makes it great for holidays and, well, our lovely London weather! After messing around with the front-facing camera and getting a selfie fix (the rose mode is super flattering) I put both the camera and my fledgling cooking skills to the test.
Quinoa Sushi Rolls (Vegan)
Nori sheets (I used the Clearspring brand from Waitrose)
Cucumber (cut into thin strips)
Carrot (I bought a bag of pre-cut batons and cut them into finer strips)
Tofu (I used a block of pre-marinated smoked tofu but fresh tofu would work too if you have time to prepare it)
1. Cook half a cup of quinoa with a dash of soy sauce. To make mine stickier used less water and then let it sit in the pan once cooked so that it was a bit drier than usual.
2. Layer the quinoa on a sheet of nori, getting it to the edges as much as possible (as above but try to be neater!).
3. Add your vegetables and tofu.
4. Get rolling - I didn't have a sushi mat so used a sheet of baking paper to tightly roll the sushi. Use a dab of warm water to close the roll if it won't stick and leave rolled in for 10 minutes or so.
5. Cut the rolls carefully using a hot knife.
6. Serve with wasabi and soy sauce for dipping.
The photos are all unedited to show the quality of the S7's camera - there's even a food mode which lets you put the centre of the plate in focus. The camera found its focus much faster then my iPhone's and quickly adjusted to the light conditions. There are more fun features like a timer, a range of visual effects (including "slim face" and "large eyes" for selfies!) and and ability to take "selective focus" shots with blurred out backgrounds as you would with a DSLR. The pictures viewed on the phone itself are so sharp and high quality - I actually messaged one to my iPhone 6 to compare and there is such a difference, the same image on the iPhone looks duller and flatter, it might just be the convincer to make the switch.
Which phone tribe are you in? And have you tried making your own sushi?