First, thinly slice your onion and place it in a bowl with a small amount of lemon juice (from about 1/2 of a lemon) and a teaspoon of coconut nectar or maple syrup. This makes caramelized onions.
Cook quinoa by placing 1 cup soaked rinsed and drained quinoa in 2 cups boiling water.
Return to boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
Take quinoa out of the pot and place in a bowl.
Add a very small amount of water to your pot or pan (about 1/2 cup), and lightly sautee mushroom for about 10 minutes or until it turns slightly brown. This will bring out its healthful properties.
Chop all veggies and place on a plate. Chop the cabbage very thinly, and mix with sauce ingredients by hand, massaging them into the cabbage to soften it.
Cut nori strips with scissors thinly.