Hunter and the Hunted

Simple summer fresh sweet treat

Summer berries, fresh whipped cream, and vanilla cake That is what we crave in the heat.  Nature provides these gorgeous berries throughout the season.   Combine that with a simple vanilla cake and whipped cream to add the sensation of full-bodied flavor, sweetness and texture. The one, two, threes…it is

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The Isle of Capri, layered in a chicken breast

Gratefully I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some of the most luxurious locations in the world (trust me, my journeys have just begun!). Treasured ingredients offered in each unique location become another grain of sand on my “culinary beach”. Each experience building my palette, my appreciation and

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Sushi At Home–Yes You Can!

Sushi.  I crave it at time.  The flavors, so fresh, intrigue my palette.   Going out for sushi dinner is one of my favorite meals out.   One of my dear friends is a Japanese Sushi Master, he’s taught me a few tricks to create these same healthy tastes at

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Most of us who live in an urban or suburban environment really only consider ourselves the hunters.  We choose if we want to eat animal protein and, if so, which varieties.  Then, one day, we get out of our comfort zone and take an adventure; to the ocean, to the Forrest, to the mountains, wherever it may be.

When we leave our protected domestic environment, we make ourselves vulnerable.  Vulnerable to becoming the hunted.  Beers, Sharks, snakes, the list goes on and on of those predators that may want to take a bite of us.  For me, it is the ocean that calls.  I take a long hot run by the beach, then cool down and relax into the ocean.

Eyes closed, I lean my head back into the water to mute my hearing.  In a meditative state, I set my soul free.  Releasing myself from the earthly concerns that are renting space in my head.  There are things that can eat me, for sure!  I somehow put this mostly out of my mind and relax, but I am indeed prey. For a hungry shark, I could be breakfast.

The human species rarely views life this way, however, if we consider it more often, maybe we would savor our food choices a bit more.

Do any of our vegetarians chose to be vegetarian because, in your deep beliefs, you think that the animal world will take mercy upon you in return and you won’t become their prey?  Just curious!  Please share.

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