Monthly Archives: November 2011

Happy Snoopy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to cherish those whom are close to you such as family and friends.  So hurry up and go stuff that Turkey, stir up the cranberry sauce, mash up sweet potatoes and gather up all the family troops.

Not all of us are as privileged to share a Thanksgiving that is filled with those who love and care for us and  with an abundance of home-cooked food. Be grateful for what you have this year and take the time to do something special for someone else. Whether that means donating your time at a shelter, volunteering at a charity/organization, giving toys to children whose parents can’t afford to purchase them and sharing with those who aren’t able to have a festive Thanksgiving holiday.

Everyone deserves to be surrounded by loved ones on this special day. So remember, just because you have a family and friends and plenty of food to go around, there are many others who don’t. Plan on doing something extra for someone else in any way that you can. This holiday isn’t just about eating, it’s about giving and being thankful for the life that we have and giving others a chance to have a beautiful life as well.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Love At First Roll

For years a dear friend of mine attempted at convincing me to try sushi. However, I had these pre-fixed notions of what it would taste like and time after time I refused. That was my first mistake. Not trying sushi was just a cover to everything else in my life at that time (almost a year and a half ago) that was furiously rolling downhill.

I denied myself the pleasure of trying anything new. Prior to even giving sushi a chance, I had already written it off my list. In fact, for many years my list consisted of a routine I had been used to and the thought of incorporating change scared me desperately. I feared trying something new, something that was outside of my comfort zone. What I know now, is that I was terrified of what I would find. What I found was a love for the Japanese sushi roll and an extraordinary zest for life.

From the first bite of the well-known Shrimp Tempura roll, until the very last, it was an instant love affair. Till this day, almost a year and a half later, my heart can not refuse sushi. Some may find this a little off the hinges crazy, but to me it makes logical sense.

Shrimp Tempura Roll

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