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  • Ada Zuba
    Published a day ago
    Sushi

    Sushi

    I wanted to share a special photo with all my readers, it is sushi. Looking at the photo you would think not too much of it other than the fact that it is sushi. But, let me tell you the story behind this picture of sushi. I do not like seafood. As a matter of fact lobsters and crabs scare me, it started from the day my dad would leave me alone in the shopping cart at Superstore staring at the creepy crawlers and to this day just the thought of a lobster gets me squirming in my seat. I never tried sushi before, when my sister convinced me to go with her to celebrate the end of school and the fact that neither of us had stable jobs. She took me to Kinjo and we sat down and I said to her straight "Look, I am not going to try anything weird" I told her. Reluctantly she agreed, but she ordered one of those party platters with different types of sushi from squid to eel to raw smoked salmon. I had no idea what was in each roll until we got 3/4 done and she turned to me and said. "You just ate octopus, squid, eel, fish, tuna, crab, and shrimp" my face just about went white. How could that be possible? I hate seafood and I knew that, but yet. I was liking all of that in a sushi roll? It changed my life forever. Later, that month my fiance (at the time boyfriend) and me went together for a date. I told him, "do not do what my sister did to me by not telling me what we are getting". I like to know what I am eating as I am sure a lot of people do. He looked across the table to meet my eyes and winked. "Don't worry you can trust me," he told me and he judged the expression on my face "Have I ever given you anything icky to eat?" he asked me and I shook my head no. "Exactly." Then he ordered this magical thing called "The dynamite roll" it sounded weird, but I agreed and I tried it and since then, we order it every time we go out for sushi. It started a love for me, which I still like eating and have not been sick from it. Now, the picture above is from neither of those experiences. You see my other sister and her husband hold these fun parties once in a while, where we get to pig out and chat with people that I do not see very often and there is usually some fun activity involved at these parties. This time she was hosting a make your own sushi party and I was nervous about going, but they reassured me the food was bought fresh, so no food poisoning would be happening. They bought imitation crab, carrots, cucumber, smoked tuna, salmon and a lot of other ingredients that I have forgotten, but there was a choice for everyone even for the people who do not like fish. I do not remember where in my sushi timeline this event occurred, but I am 84.5% sure that it happened before me liking sushi. Anyways, we got to make our own sushi. I chose good ingredients my first one was carrot, cucumber and avocado and that was it and it was surprisingly tasty. The next one I made had imitation crab mix and avocado, and cucumber. Which I am 95% sure it is the one in the above picture. Getting the hang of the rolling took me some time to understand how it works, when it comes to learning hands-on stuff it takes me a while, but I become a pro after I get the hang of it. I had to unroll it and look at everyone else's rolling skills and then try it again and then getting frustrated because I am not sure what my fingers were doing and I tried again and made the beautiful ones that are displayed in the picture. That is the story behind the sushi picture. It was a mobile moment because I took it with my IPhone, when I had an IPhone 3G this was three years ago. I was a little behind the trend because it was when everyone was carrying a 5C IPhone. This was even my last photo I took before getting my new phone, so it was much more than just sushi picture to me, it was a way of saying goodbye to the best shaped IPhone that was every created.
  • Mesutcan Ilhaner
    Published 2 days ago
    San Gabriel Valley - The Asian Food Mecca of Los Angeles

    San Gabriel Valley - The Asian Food Mecca of Los Angeles

    Do you think Panda Express or P.F. Chang's is Chinese food? Think again! The real and the best Chinese food in America lies in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles.
  • Courtney Cunningham
    Published 3 days ago
    Cultural Japan

    Cultural Japan

    Cup Ramen. Cheap, quick, easy to eat, delicious.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 9 days ago
    Improve Your Vision With Paprika

    Improve Your Vision With Paprika

    Paprika has healthy benefit
  • Dacey Hill
    Published 11 days ago
    A Brief Guide for The Food Lovers in Dubai

    A Brief Guide for The Food Lovers in Dubai

    There's no doubt that Dubai is one of the main tourist attractions in the world, and there's indeed a good reason for such popularity as well. When you start reading travel guides related to Dubai, you may come across details regarding numerous activities such as quad-bike racing in the sand, kart racing or even taking guided tours of some of the city landmarks. But, there's also another side to Dubai's story that most people forget, i.e. food.
  • Laura Odegard
    Published 24 days ago
    A Local's Top 5 Meals in North County San Diego

    A Local's Top 5 Meals in North County San Diego

    When you grow up in Southern California, you're completely spoiled with amazing weather year-round, the "California" lifestyle and of course, incredible food.
  • Chance James
    Published 27 days ago
    Chicken Nuggets Recipe - Like Chick Fil-A

    Chicken Nuggets Recipe - Like Chick Fil-A

    Easy Chicken Nuggets Recipe your family will love! If you like Chick-Fil-A Chicken nuggets, then you'll enjoy this home created flare on an American Favorite!
  • Andrea L
    Published 28 days ago
    7 German foods you must try
  • Renata Barton
    Published about a month ago
    10 Hunger-Satisfying Foods to Indulge

    10 Hunger-Satisfying Foods to Indulge

    While choosing a certain meal to fulfill such a big appetite, an issue could arise. Not only should an empty stomach be silenced, but should be done with hunger-satisfying foods which are too good to be described. When a simple snack just won’t do the trick, something savory is what is needed.
  • royallydramatic
    Published about a month ago
    The Secret to Starbucks

    The Secret to Starbucks

    HEY guys! This blog will be everything that a basic white girl loves. I will do blogs on secret menu items for starbucks, top netflix shows and movies I am currently watching right now, amazing songs that will make you ten times happier than the average e-boy on tik tok and drinks from local coffee shops including starbucks that I made up myself and are enjoying at this current moment. Today's blog post will be about five drinks that I have enjoyed at Starbucks and that I have made up for myself. I hope you enjoy them, and leave a comment below if you try one of these creations and enjoy it. Also below there will be exact how to order it so that no one is confused. Do not worry, I have some experience with this. Thank you to all those who have followed the instagram, if you want to it is royallydramatic. Alright onto the actual blog.... thank you once again.
  • Jord Tury
    Published about a month ago
    5 Foods UK Gamers Shamefully Rely On

    5 Foods UK Gamers Shamefully Rely On

    I'll be the first to admit it, alright? I don't have much cooking experience. And it probably doesn't help that I tend to opt more towards quick snacks as oppose to sixty-minute banquets which I could probably eat in the same amount of time. Now, throw a bit of gaming as a past-time in there and you're suddenly looking at mere seconds of cooking preparation time. So, what do you do? Do you, of course, take gaming out of the equation and devote more time to the stove? Or do you balance your time by eating snappier meals? Well, ask any gamer – any gamer at all, and you'll probably hear the same answer.
  • David Wyld
    Published 2 months ago
    6 Tips for Adding More Seafood to Your Menu

    6 Tips for Adding More Seafood to Your Menu

    Seafood can make for a healthy addition to diets, particularly for children. These tips can help make it quick, easy and affordable to add nutritious seafood to your family’s menu with recipes like Chipotle Shrimp Street Tacos.