I remember when I was against even the thought of trying sushi. Please, you are not going to get me to eat sushi; raw fish are you kidding me? If I wanted raw fish I would go out and catch one with my rod and bobber, and eat it on the shoreline. My eyes opened wide when I first tried sushi. My brother Brian introduced me to sushi, with the wasabi and soy. To be honest, it confirmed everything that I had previously thought: yuck! Here is the thing; it was not the fish that I didn’t like the taste of, it was the seaweed. The seaweed is called Nori. It kind of tastes like what dulse smells like. Not something that you get used to very easily. If you never experienced this, you may need a little coaching. Wasabi is Japanese horseradish. It is extremely hot. When you first taste Wasabi, it will affect your nasal passage. It is something that you have to experience in order to like. I had to try it more than once, and now, I can pick up sushi and eat it anytime. If I hadn’t been adventurous, I would never have had that experience. For this, I am thankful.
Just imagine if we took the time to taste our food, enjoying the smell of the spices, herbs, and sauces. Feeling the different textures and allowing the flavours to dance on our tongues, to mingle together, creates something extraordinary. I think that if we took the time to do this we would battle obesity. Asking everyone to slow down, enjoy your food and not shove your face full of food and regret it later. I am a person who is completely guilty of this. Why do I keep eating so fast? I really am not in that big of a hurry, and perhaps if I slowed down and took my own advice, I would feel better. I am not one who takes her time. I rush through. There are some occasions that I do take my time, and I realize what a fool I am, and I promise myself to not rush. But that is life isn’t it? It always throws curve balls at you. There is no need to get sad because we are not meant to do the same thing all the time. That is why we feel great when we try things that are different. What I do know is that when I taste something wonderful, I slow myself down. Perhaps I should always make things that are wonderful and then I would eat slower. Perhaps.
Take your time. We only have a limited time to enjoy things, so why not? Everyone is rushing so much that they are missing their own lives. Wow! Slow down. Try something different, out of your comfort zone. Try some sushi. Unless of course you are allergic to seafood this would not be a great thing for you.
Happy Does It!