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

For a few years of my life I strayed away from letting my taste palette and heart indulge in the delicacies that life has to offer. I did find my way, and thanks to a friend who kept trying to get me to try those rolls packed with assorted fish, avocado, rice, cucumbers, fruits and seaweed-I found a love for trying everything I can in contact with. Now, no matter how a food may look on a plate, I give it a taste and more often times than not, I am always surprised and can’t wait to get my palette trying something new!

Miso Soup

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